On Tuesday, Joe Biden’s administration, via the Federal Drug Administration, announced that abortion pill limits during the COVID-19 pandemic will be lifted, opening the door to dangerous abortion pills that will kill countless babies in the United States.
According to POLITICO:
Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock informed the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in a letter Monday that her agency concluded that allowing patients to receive the pills via telemedicine and through the mail will not increase risks and will keep people safe from contracting the virus.
The decision marked the latest turn in a battle over longstanding FDA rules on the drug mifepristone that require people seeking medication abortions to obtain the pills in-person from a medical provider.
ACOG challenged the requirement last year but a short-handed Supreme Court following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in October declined to intervene. That allowed abortion clinics to continue dispensing the pills remotely, which they say has kept patients and staff safer during the pandemic.
The justices in January granted the Trump administration’s request to reinstate the rules, in a 6-3 decision that broke along ideological lines and marked the high court’s first major action on abortion since Justice Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed.
In the United States, mifepristone has been linked to at least 24 women’s deaths and 4,000 serious complications. According to Life News, Risks include excessive bleeding, severe abdominal pain, infection and hemorrhage.
Pro-Life groups responded:
With this action, the Biden administration has made it clear that it will prioritize abortion over women's safety. Allowing unsupervised chemical abortions via telemedicine, without requiring timely access to medical care, will put women in grave danger. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/PZKPwepsTc
— March for Life (@March_for_Life) April 13, 2021
This is why ORTL prioritized legislation like the Telemedicine Abortion Ban, which would ban abortion inducing-drugs from being dispensed remotely.
Opportunistic abortion activists will do whatever it takes to push the abortion pill- putting more women and babies at risk. https://t.co/KxF2tcWOFw
— Ohio Right to Life (@ohiolife) April 13, 2021
📢 @SFLAction condemns the FDA's decision to allow "death by mail," making abortion easier to sell for corporate abortion while risking women's lives.
— Students for Life of America (@StudentsforLife) April 13, 2021