Pro-abortion House legislators attempting to end states’ ability to regulate abortion pill

Pro-abortion House legislators may be trying to sneak a vote through the House of Representatives on a resolution which would virtually eliminate state regulations on the abortion pill regimen.

House Resolution 1434, authored by Rep. Mondaire Jones, would “reaffirm” the authority of the FDA, as well as the Public Health Service Act, in regards to “State laws that inhibit access to or use of any reproductive health product.” Essentially, the bill would solidify that any “reproductive health product” (which is a reference to abortion pills) approved by the FDA cannot be prohibited or limited by any state laws.

Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, slammed the resolution in a letter pointing out how dangerous this effort could be.

“Rep. Mondaire Jones’s resolution entirely ignores the politicization and woeful inadequacy of the FDA’s approval process of mifepristone, the proven risks to women and girls as a direct result of taking these pills, and the desire — and the right — of lawmakers at all levels of government and medical professionals to protect the unborn and their moms from these dangerous drugs,” she wrote. “These reasons, among others, are at the heart of a recent lawsuit brought against the FDA to remove these drugs from the market.”

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She continued:

An in-depth report published last year on the FDA’s data on deaths and severe adverse events found that the FDA’s data is “woefully inadequate” in assessing the risks or safety of mifepristone. Incomplete and inaccurate data with miscoded events have left huge gaps in critical information.

Still, with the data that could be found within the FDA adverse events reporting (AERs), there is evidence of at least 20 deaths, 529 life threatening events, and nearly 2000 severe events, including emergency hysterectomies and ruptured ectopic pregnancies. Equally concerning, the study indicated severe underreporting of a significant number of complications.

It is estimated that chemical abortions net $300 million each year for the abortion industry, which is likely why lobbying has been so intense to expand it across the nation.

“Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats — in their final days of power before the chamber switches hands at the beginning of January — are [putting forth] an incredibly destructive bill that would eliminate state protections for women and children from dangerous chemical abortion drugs,” Noah Brandt, Live Action’s VP of Communications, said. “Data has shown how dangerous these drugs are, and it is just common sense for states to protect their citizens from the abortion pill. Unfortunately, Speaker Pelosi is more concerned with pleasing her friends at Planned Parenthood rather than respecting the will of the American people, who just elected a pro-life House majority.”

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