“Deeply Disappointing”: Doctors, Advocates Will Continue Fight for Women’s Health, Against Mail-Order Abortion Drugs

For Immediate Release: June 13, 2024
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Washington, D.C. – Today the U.S. Supreme Court brought an end to doctors’ challenge to the FDA’s policy of allowing mail-order abortion drugs, allowing the Biden administration’s lax regulations to remain in place despite lower courts finding that the government likely broke the law when it loosened critical safety standards.

The case returns to district court where the pro-life states of Idaho, Kansas and Missouri are seeking to take up the challenge based on harms suffered by women in their states.

SBA Pro-Life America’s State Policy Director Katie Daniel reacted:

“It is a sad day for all who value women’s health and unborn children’s lives, but the fight to stop dangerous mail-order abortion drugs is not over. Abortion drugs send approximately one in 25 women to the ER according to the FDA’s own label, yet the abortion lobby gaslights women about the risks and seeks to block states from even collecting safety data. Planned Parenthood boasts about dispensing these high-risk drugs by app, ‘completely free of face-to-face interaction with a clinician,’ to anyone with a mailing address – including traffickers and abusers. Mail-order abortion drugs are fueling domestic violence against women like Catherine Herring and her daughter Josephine, but the abortion industry does not care. The old talking point that abortion is a ‘choice between a woman and her doctor’ has been exposed as a lie. We stand with our allies, Attorneys General Raúl Labrador, Kris Kobach and Andrew Bailey, fighting to hold government bureaucrats accountable for betraying women and children.”

At least three states – Texas, Florida and Massachusettshave seen cases of third parties attempting to poison women with abortion drugs. Read more stories of women harmed by abortion drugs.

Ingrid Skop, M.D., FACOG, a board-certified OB-GYN who serves as vice president and director of medical affairs at Charlotte Lozier Institute, added:

“It is deeply disappointing that the FDA was not held accountable today for its reckless decisions. As a practicing OB-GYN with over 30 years’ experience, I have seen firsthand that mail-order abortion drugs harm my patients, both mothers and their unborn children. Abortion advocates and corporate media ignore their stories as they shamelessly promote mail-order distribution of dangerous drugs without a single in-person doctor visit. As a tragic result, I expect to see more women need blood transfusions, emergency surgery and other drastic measures and our emergency medical systems overwhelmed. This is not health care, it’s abandonment and the pro-life community will never stop advocating for patients.”


SBA Pro-Life America President Marjorie Dannenfelser called out Democrats for pushing mail-order abortion drugs at the expense of women and children:

“The pro-life safety net stands ready to serve women facing unexpected pregnancies, as well as those hurt by abortion, and save babies’ lives. Joe Biden and the Democrats are hell-bent on forcing abortion on demand any time for any reason, including DIY mail-order abortions, on every state in the country. Pro-abortion fearmongering has hit new lows as the Democrats go all in on abortion to save them in the coming elections. They seek to shut down pregnancy resource centers, ban safe and effective Abortion Pill Reversal, put pro-life advocates in jail and rewrite all the laws to make sure abortion is the only ‘choice’ available. It is they who are playing political games with women’s lives, while every pro-life state in the country protects them.

“The stakes of elections are higher than ever for unborn children and their mothers. Americans do not support the Democrats’ agenda and it is imperative to defeat them this November.”

63% of Americans, including 42% of Democrats, oppose allowing abortion drugs to be sent through the mail without an in-person doctor visit, a Marist/Knights of Columbus poll found. For more information visit AbortionDrugFacts.com.

Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America is a network of more than one million pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.

Charlotte Lozier Institute was launched in 2011 as the education and research arm of Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America. CLI is a hub for research and public policy analysis on some of the most pressing issues facing the United States and nations around the world. The Institute is named for a feminist physician known for her commitment to the sanctity of human life and equal career and educational opportunities for women.


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