Today the US Food and Drug Administration announced that it had approved new labeling for the abortion drug, mifepristone.
The Guardian, in reporting on the new regulation, showed its bias in favor of abortion rights, quoting spokespersons for the Whole Women’s Health abortion clinics and the National Abortion Federation, but failing to give as much as a mention of the view held by abortion opponents.
In response to the recommendation of a lower dosage for the country’s most widely used abortion-inducing pharmaceutical, Eric Scheidler, Executive Director of the Pro-Life Action League, sees women as the victims in a move that will eliminate cautionary guidance of physician monitoring, increase the possibility of abortion pill failure and escalate the potential for deadly complications.
Scheidler released the following statement on the new FDA protocols on mifepristone:
We all agree that the FDA should be looking out for the best interests of American health care consumers, but in this case, they’re serving the interests of the abortion industry and Danco Laboratories, the sole provider of mifepristone in the U.S. At least eight deaths have been documented of women using mifepristol for abortion, all of them using the off-label protocol that the FDA has just approved.
While this change is unlikely to impact abortion rates, it will improve the bottom line for abortion providers, who charge as much for a medical abortion as for a surgical one, despite the cost being much lower to them. And should the abortion pill fail, as often happens, abortion providers profit again with a backup surgical abortion.
Medical abortion is billed by the abortion industry as safe and easy, but typically involves excruciating cramps and excessive bleeding, sometimes for days, and all while a woman is on her own. The abortion itself happens far from the abortionist’s office: at home, at school, at work or out at the mall. And in the end, an innocent human life has been destroyed in its first weeks of life.
With this deplorable decision, the FDA has abdicated its responsibility to safeguard women’s health and defend human life.
About the Pro-Life Action League
The Pro-Life Action League was founded by Joe Scheidler in 1980 with the aim of saving babies from abortion through direct action. Not content to await a political or judicial solution to abortion, the League seeks to stop the killing of unborn children right now through all available peaceful means, including public protest, sidewalk counseling, education, youth outreach, and national leadership. Visit www.prolifeaction.org to learn more.