They echo other critics who say the drug’s side effects mean patients should have physician supervision while taking the drug.
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Pro-lifers are raising significant safety concerns about abortion pills — including in a key lawsuit being heard by a Texas judge — as abortion advocates push to make them widely available everywhere in the nation.
In the more than 100-page lawsuit, the doctors argue that the FDA fast-tracked the approval of the abortion pill by classifying pregnancy as an illness.
Pro-life experts point out that these concerns also apply to mail-order and telehealth abortions, for which the FDA lifted its restrictions in December 2021.
This type of abortion accounts for more than half of all abortions in the U.S., according to the Guttmacher Institute, a reproductive research organization once associated with Planned Parenthood.
“While these tests can help parents prepare for the arrival of their child, we are concerned that they could be a predatory financial windfall for manufacturers and directly result in the termination of innocent human life,” said lawmakers in a letter to the FDA's acting commissioner.
Pro-Lifers Raise Safety Concerns, Push Back at the State Level Following FDA’s Removal of Restrictions on Abortion Pill
The Biden administration’s permanent lifting of restrictions on at-home abortions could cause serious harm to women, let alone the unborn.
The decision authorizes doctors to prescribe the drugs online and mail the pills.
Abortion Groups Swiftly Move to Push At-Home Abortions After Biden Administration Lifts FDA Restrictions
Abortion activists and other groups are pushing to expand ‘telemedicine abortions’ after significant efforts leading up to the lifting of restrictions.
Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, said the FDA’s decision was “pure politics” and accused pro-abortion activists of “exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic from the beginning, working to eliminate safety precautions in order to expand the proliferation of dangerous chemical abortion drugs.”