It’s hard to believe anyone would want more human lives to be lost, especially during a global pandemic.
But this week, a group of Democrat attorneys general advocated for the expansion of life-destroying abortions in a letter to the Trump administration.
The Free Beacon reports 21 pro-abortion attorneys general sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), urging them to lift restrictions on the dangerous abortion drug mifepristone.
Led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, the attorneys general claimed the current restrictions are â€œonerous and medically unnecessary,â€� and the government should make it easier to obtain the drugs during the coronavirus pandemic.
â€œThese women are putting themselves and their families at risk when they seek out the healthcare that they need, and the federal government must act to ensure that no matter where they live, they can continue to receive necessary, safe, and legal abortion care,â€� the letter states.
Currently, most states require women to receive mifepristone in person from a doctor after a medical examination. A few allow the abortion drug to be prescribed through telemedicine, meaning a woman never sees a doctor in person before aborting her unborn baby. Some abortion activists now are suggesting the drugs should be available by mail-order as well.
Mifepristone is not safe for the mother or her unborn child. The abortion drugs have been linked to at least 24 womenâ€™s deaths and 4,000 serious complications. Risks of mifepristone and misoprostol, the most common abortion drugs taken together to abort and then expel an unborn baby from the womb, include excessive bleeding, severe abdominal pain, infection, hemorrhage and death. Additionally, the illegal, online sales of abortion drugs have been linked to forced abortions. A New York City woman is facing charges after she allegedly sold abortion drugs to a man accused of trying to force his girlfriend to take them.
Here’s more from the report:
The drug in question, mifepristone, can be used to cause an abortion during early stages of pregnancy. The letter asks HHS and the FDA to waive the drug’s Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) to facilitate out-of-clinic abortions.
REMS requires providers to be registered with an FDA safety program and with the drug manufacturer. It also requires patients to be informed of the drug’s potential side effects. â€¦
The letter also says mifepristone is safer than other over-the-counter drugs and has been found to have high safety ratings in past studies.
Earlier this month, however, an FDA spokesperson told Vice that abortion drugs will not be de-regulated because of the coronavirus.
â€œCertain restrictions, known as a risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS), are necessary for mifepristone when used for medical termination of early pregnancy in order to ensure that the benefits of the drug outweigh its risks,â€� its Office of Media Affairs told the pro-abortion news outlet.
Right now, 18 states ban telemedicine abortions precisely because they are dangerous. Requiring that a woman meet with a doctor prior to the abortion can be life-saving. Women may learn information that changes their minds about their unborn babies, or the doctor may find health complications, such as an ectopic pregnancy, that could be deadly to the mother as well as her unborn baby if she takes the drugs.
Pro-life advocates also have strong concerns that, without basic regulations in place, abortion drugs could be misused by abusive men who want to force women to abort their unborn babies.