Abortion Pill

75 pro-life legislators ask FDA to take abortion pill off the market

Pro-life legislators have sent a letter to the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) stating their “profound opposition” to the FDA’s decision to allow retail and mail-order pharmacies to dispense the dangerous abortion pill. The pro-life lawmakers have asked the FDA to take mifepristone, the first drug of the abortion pill regimen, off the market.

“The FDA’s action promotes dangerous do-it-yourself abortions by mail and telemedicine without ever seeing a doctor in person, and turns brick-and-mortar pharmacies and post offices into abortion centers,” states the letter. “Through this abuse of discretion, the FDA has put the profits and political agenda of the abortion industry over the science and clear evidence that abortion drugs present grave dangers to pregnant mothers and their unborn babies.”

The lawmakers requested that the FDA “remove mifepristone from the market, or, at minimum, promptly restore and further strengthen the initial basic health and safety requirements for abortion drugs, and cease permitting the mailing and shipping of abortion drugs in violation of Federal criminal law.” The Comstock Act prohibits the mailing of abortion-inducing drugs, which the FDA has now allowed and which the Justice Department has deemed, in its opinion, acceptable — some have said the DOJ is “choosing politics over science.”

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The letter states that in removing the in-person dispensing requirements that the FDA placed on the abortion pill decades ago, the Biden administration “abandons pregnant mothers to suffer alone, without proper medical evaluation or oversight, potentially life-threatening complications, which can include severe bleeding, infection, potential surgical intervention, and even death.”

Two recent deaths in Indiana are, according to filed reports, linked to the abortion pill; they highlight the very real danger that women face from the lack of medical care women receive when taking the abortion pill. While the Biden administration may call abortion pills “essential to our [n]ation’s health,” easy access to the abortion pill is not only deadly for preborn children but risky for women, increasing the possibility that they may be further objectified and coerced into abortions.

As explained by the pro-life legislators, the FDA’s decision to allow retail pharmacies to dispense the abortion pill “makes it easier for these drugs to fall into the hands of human traffickers or abusers, who may administer the drugs to pregnant mothers without their knowledge or consent.”

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