The abortion industry is attempting to use a pandemic to expand the availability of the abortion pill through telemedicine. As the U.S. loosens restrictions on the use of telemedicine, the abortion industry is pouncing on ways they can capitalize off the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis to push for the FDA to lift their REMS safety requirements and expand use of the abortion pill.
This effort must be stopped.
Currently, under REMS (an acronym for Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy), the abortion pill can only be dispensed by a clinician in an approved hospital or clinic. Leading the charge to change this is abortionist Dr. Daniel Grossman and other abortion proponents with ties to abortion pill manufacturer DANCO Laboratories.
Grossman is on staff as Senior Advisor at Ibis Reproductive Health, which is directly funded by abortion investor the Packard Foundation, and as recently as January 2020 was also funded by the abortion pill manufacturer itself.
There is a massive financial conflict of interest at play here. And, of course, using a pandemic to push for even more death is simply horrific in and of itself.
The call for telemedicine abortion is a smokescreen driven by many with a connection to the abortion pill manufacturer DANCO or its investors. Some states allow patients seeking the abortion pill to access it via telemedicine at the clinic, which enables one abortionist to pass out the deadly pills virtually at several locations — a profitable move for the abortion industry.
But what’s really going on here is an effort to lift the FDA’s REMS through a back door — because many doctors are unwilling to provide or stock these deadly pills. Lifting REMS would enable the abortion pill to be sold online as TelAbortion or shipped into pharmacies. It also raises the possibility of transforming average working people into ‘abortion providers’ of sorts. Pharmacists, postal carriers, parcel delivery drivers, schools, and questionable online websites could someday soon find themselves unwittingly participating in the killing of preborn children.
Live Action News has documented multiple ways the abortion lobby has been working to expand use of the abortion pill. In addition to legal efforts, there are also outside groups such as Aid Access defying the FDA’s warning letter to cease selling pills to women inside the U.S., and so far, it appears the FDA is doing little to stop it. To date, the pro-abortion media has been complicit in protecting these illegal “self-managed abortion” websites, playing Russian roulette with women’s lives.
There are serious risks and even death associated with use of the abortion pill, and incomplete or failed abortion pill procedures could leave thousands needing emergency care. Even now, when women experience abortion pill complications, women are instructed to visit an emergency room and lie, claiming they had a natural “miscarriage.”
During a pandemic, abortion pill complications could easily contribute to an already overloaded system.
Emergency room physician Dara Kass told VICE, “Generally, at-home medication abortions are very safe, but when patients are scared, or have pain or bleeding, they come to me. Recently published results of the Gynuity pilot project showed that 8 percent of their patients who received abortion medication sought follow-up care at a local urgent care clinic or emergency department.”
In the wake of COVID-19, the abortion industry is lobbying the federal government to allow abortion drugs to be ordered over the phone & delivered by mail.
Not only do these deadly drugs kill children, but they can also cause serious injury & death to women. https://t.co/mdUBW5XXlr
— Lila Rose (@LilaGraceRose) March 19, 2020
In addition to expansion, abortion advocates are concerned that abortionists will become victims of the coronavirus, putting them out of commission. “Clinics that provide abortion are especially vulnerable to not having doctors on-site during the pandemic, because they ‘rely on doctors to travel from out of state, which could be hampered by travel restrictions,'” Dr. Kristyn Brandi, board chair of Physicians for Reproductive Health, told Rewire. At least two abortionists have recently tweeted they suspect they may have the virus.
But abortion proponents want to expand all abortions — not just by pill — during this pandemic. To do this, they are claiming that killing reborn children during a pandemic is “essential” to protect lives — a warped view, to be sure. A statement recently published by the pro-abortion American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) reads in part:
While most abortion care is delivered in outpatient settings, in some cases care may be delivered in hospital-based settings or surgical facilities. To the extent that hospital systems or ambulatory surgical facilities are categorizing procedures that can be delayed during the COVID-19 pandemic, abortion should not be categorized as such a procedure. Abortion is an essential component of comprehensive health care. It is also a time-sensitive service for which a delay of several weeks, or in some cases days, may increase the risks or potentially make it completely inaccessible. The consequences of being unable to obtain an abortion profoundly impact a person’s life, health, and well-being.
Live Action News previously documented a tweet and statement from the National Abortion Federation (NAF) which states in part, “During this public health crisis, pregnancy care, including abortion care, remains an essential health service.”
Following in lockstep with the abortion industry, the Governor of Massachusetts just declared abortion to be exempted from the state’s “nonessential” health services category — therefore, considering it “essential” to continue during a pandemic. And, of course, the abortion industry has a financial self-interest in pushing abortion during a pandemic.
In times of crisis, Americans are known to protect and defend life. We have repeatedly left our shores to save lives miles across oceans. As America faces COVID-19, we should again work to save the most vulnerable among us — and that includes preborn children and their mothers.
Editor’s Note: FDA has received reports of serious adverse events in women who took mifepristone. As of June 30, 2021, there were reports of 26 deaths of women associated with mifepristone since the product was approved in September 2000, including two cases of ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy located outside the womb, such as in the fallopian tubes) resulting in death; and several cases of severe systemic infection (also called sepsis), including some that were fatal. The adverse events cannot with certainty be causally attributed to mifepristone because of concurrent use of other drugs, other medical or surgical treatments, co-existing medical conditions, and information gaps about patient health status and clinical management of the patient. A summary report of adverse events that reflects data through June 30, 2021 is here.
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