A U.S. District Judge, Edward Korman, has just ordered the Food and Drug Administration to permit a drug company to make the morning-after abortion pill (Plan B) available to 17-year-old girls. Currently, minor girls must get a valid prescription for this baby-killing drug.  Korman’s actions will result in the FDA no longer requiring minors to obtain a valid prescription for the drug.  Korman has also asked the FDA to consider making it available to all ages of women.  Apparently, Korman believes that this abortion pill should be as easily accessible in drug stores as chewing gum – and available to anyone. These girls must have parental consent for field trips and body piercings. Why not an abortion pill?

Korman is fond of quoting from the book of Deuteronomy in the Bible about the importance of judges ruling justly and fairly. One of his favorites is “Do justice without respect to persons and do equal right to the poor and the rich.” In an interview in the New York Sun in 2005, Korman said this: “My basic view is that a judge administering justice is doing God’s work.” He’s right. But, what happened to this noble view of the role of a judge? Has he forgotten that unborn babies are humans deserving of justice?

Korman’s ruling is an unjust attack upon the unborn – creations of God – who should be protected by our legal system. His ruling is an attack upon parents who have the God-given responsibility to protect their daughter’s emotional and physical well being.  As a lover of Bible quotes, he should remember Proverbs: 24:11: “Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter.” Even those in the womb deserve to be protected from slaughter. This is true justice.