Abortion Pill

Vote to ‘stockpile’ abortion pills to reduce ‘greenhouse emissions’ failed in this California county

A vote to stockpile abortion pills in order to reduce “greenhouse gas emissions” of “individuals traveling to specific destinations for this medication” proposed by the San Diego county Board of Supervisors has failed for now, according to the Times of San Diego.

Live Action News previously documented efforts at the state level to procure the deadly drugs, but this is the first known attempt by a county to stockpile abortion pills.

Attempts to justify abortion pill stockpiling as an ‘imperative’ drug to treat ‘pregnancy losses’ 

The San Diego Board of Supervisors consists of five members. Only three members were present on April 9, 2024, when the item was presented: board supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and board members Monica Montgomery Steppe and Jim Desmond.

Video of the meeting reveals that the agenda to stockpile abortion pills was brought to the board by Lawson-Remer, who referred to the abortion pill as “imperative medication.”

She credited the “Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in 2022” as the start of rolling back legal protections and the so-called “federal right to access abortion.” And because “we have states where abortion is outlawed” she claimed the approval of the deadly abortion drug was threatened, which could impact “states such as ours” as well as “locally in San Diego.”

San Diego County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer seeks county stockpile of abortion pills

San Diego County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer seeks county stockpile of abortion pills

To excuse her promotion of a drug approved to kill innocent preborn babies, Lawson-Remer cited an abortion industry talking point that claimed the abortion pill was “often utilized” to treat other “pregnancy losses” of “childbearing individuals” such as miscarriage.

The truth is that the abortion pill, mifepristone (brand name Mifeprex) — administered in a 200 mg dose and manufactured under the direction of Danco Laboratories and the generic version under GenBioPro — has only ever been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the “termination of pregnancy.”

Despite this red-herring claim, the abortion pill is not approved for use in miscarriage, and while it could be used off-label for purposes other than that for which it is approved, the drug is not even accessible to health care providers who are not currently certified by the manufacturers to prescribe the drug. This is due to a long-held safety system for the drug called REMS.

So while abortion advocates will cite miscarriage as a means to push the availability of the abortion pill, the majority of OBGYNs are likely not able to prescribe the drug currently. In addition, the abortion industry has attempted to get the abortion pill on the shelves for “other indications” so that it is always available for abortion.

Agenda item claims stockpiling abortion pill may ‘reduce greenhouse emissions’

The text of agenda item #21 of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors referred to the abortion pill as a “game-changer for people living in rural areas where access to abortion clinics is limited or non-existent” because it has been expanded to mail-order dispensing. And it ensured “[C]ontinued Access to Medication-based Abortion Treatment for San Diegans.”

It also pointed to the Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine (AHM) v. FDA lawsuit recently heard before the United States Supreme Court seeking to limit recent abortion pill expansions for safety reasons.

The agenda item stated in part:

While DOJ worked with the Biden Administration and Danco to reinstate the full use of Mifepristone by escalating the issue to the Supreme Court last year, this was only temporary, and the oral arguments were heard in March of 2024, with a pending decision by summer- this process will take time and it is not certain.

While the State of California previously secured an emergency stockpile of a Misoprostol which can be used on its own as a safe an effective abortion treatment. It is imperative that the County of San Diego works to ensure there is a plan in place to secure continued access to abortion medication such as Misoprostol and Mifepristone, so it is readily available for those that need it across the region.

This Board Letter requests the Board take action to adopt a “Resolution to Ensure Continued Access to Medication-Based Abortion Treatment for San Diegans.”

Agenda item of San Diego County seeks to stockpile abortion pills part 1

Agenda item of San Diego County seeks to stockpile abortion pills part 1

It then directed the Interim Chief Administrative Officer to advocate for regulatory, budgetary, and legislative efforts to “strengthen access to abortion medication” and it directed the Interim Chief Administrative Officer to “explore options with the State of California to ensure that there is adequate access, including the feasibility of an emergency stockpile of Misoprostol and Mifepristone and be prepared to act to advocate with our local medical providers, clinics, and telehealth providers to ensure continued availability of abortion medication such as Misoprostol and Mifepristone where needed.”

It then suggested that the agenda to stockpile abortion pills would help “reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

“The proposed actions to adopt a resolution to ensure continued access to medication-based abortion treatment and actions to ensure access Misoprostol and Mifepristone will help to further the County of San Diego’s Sustainability Goals through ensuring equity and access to important medical resources locally and will help promote the health and well-being of San Diegans. By ensuring this medication is readily available and amply stocked locally, it may also reduce greenhouse gas emissions that may be a repercussion of individuals traveling to specific destinations for this medication,” the document read (emphasis added).

Agenda of San Diego County seeks to stockpile abortion pills to thwart greenhouse gas

Agenda of San Diego County seeks to stockpile abortion pills to thwart greenhouse gas

Lawson-Remer moved for the full Board to be “aggressive in ensuring that local access to reproductive health is guaranteed” — a euphemism for the violent targeting of preborn children by abortion.

“So, the purpose of this item is to ask staff to proactively create a plan… to ensure that citizens within San Diego County are able to access…mifepristone. And to be an active ally and advocate for our local providers, clinics, and telehealth providers to ensure that we across San Diego County continue to be able to provide patients with reproductive health care,” she stated in her motion.

The motion to put the item up for a vote was seconded by Supervisor Montgomery Steppe who claimed that not seeking to stockpile abortion pills would be seen as “inequality” to “marginalized” citizens.

But this claim is also false.

Advocates of abortion often paint the killing of the children of the disadvantaged as a solution to poverty, or as a stepping stone out of a life of poverty. But the facts simply do not bear this out; the eugenic philosophy of abortion has little to do with helping the disadvantaged and instead serves to eliminate them.

It is well documented that abortion has long been tethered to eugenics, with certain segments of society — including communities of color — targeted to this day for eugenic abortions.

Agenda item failed to pass… this time

During the time designated for public comment, 11 members of the public signed up to speak in person or by phone, but just three citizens who opposed the agenda showed up in person. By phone, two callers opposed the agenda item with one detailing the eugenic history of the abortion pill, even pointing to a recent federal lawsuit against Danco, the pill’s manufacturer.

Two callers supporting the stockpile of abortion pills agenda falsely conflated miscarriage with abortion, and claimed the deadly chemical pill enabled women to access “safe abortion” in the privacy of their own homes. Live Action’s I Saw My Baby website details the horrific experiences of women who have seen their own aborted children floating in the toilet after taking the drugs at home.


Of the five possible votes, “A motion was made by Supervisor Lawson-Remer, seconded by Supervisor Montgomery Steppe, for the Board of Supervisors to take action as recommended,” the minutes of the meeting stated.

Supervisor Desmond voted against the abortion pill stockpile agenda and two Supervisors were not present to vote so the motion “failed due to the lack of affirmative votes,” the minutes added.

Live Action News has more on the dangers of abortion pill stockpiles here.

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