For Immediate Release: September 25, 2023
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Americans Deserve Answers About Dangerous Abortion Pills
Washington, D.C. – SBA Pro-Life America today demanded answers after it was revealed that, in September 2022, a Nevada woman died of sepsis less than a week after a mifepristone-and-misoprostol-induced abortion at Planned Parenthood.
Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America’s State Policy Director Katie Daniel stated:
“The abortion lobby pounces on any tragic case to fearmonger about pro-life laws after Dobbs. Yet when it comes to the death of 24-year-old Alyona Dixon from abortion pill complications, they are absolutely silent. One year ago, we have just now learned, Dixon went to Planned Parenthood for a chemical abortion. Six days later she was dead.
“Media reports leave many unanswered questions about this avoidable tragedy. We demand a full, transparent investigation of this young woman’s death, including the role of Planned Parenthood. Did they warn her about serious risks, including heavy bleeding and even death? Or did they feed her the industry lie that abortion pills are ‘safer than Tylenol’? Federal data shows the rate of abortion pill-related emergency room visits rose more than 500% over a decade and a half, meaning potentially thousands of injured women every year. Even worse, if her complications are miscoded in the ER as a natural miscarriage, she is more than twice as likely to be admitted for surgery. Does Planned Parenthood actually care about women, or did they counsel Dixon to conceal her abortion from ER doctors? Was her death ever reported to the FDA as required?”
In-depth polling conducted by CRC Research for SBA Pro-Life America shows 62% Americans are not confident abortion pills are safe when they know that the FDA tracks no side effects other than death.
“Not only Alyona Dixon’s family but the American people deserve answers. Any woman considering taking abortion pills must at least receive accurate medical information, not abortion lobby PR designed to maximize profits. Yet Nevada’s radical pro-abortion laws lack almost any protections for babies in the womb or their mothers. Biden’s FDA, too, must be held accountable for removing safety standards and allowing mail-order abortion pills without even an in-person doctor visit. Abortion pills are dangerous and do not belong on the market.”
In August, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the FDA likely violated the law when it loosened safety standards on abortion pills and allowed them to be sent through the mail.
For more information about chemical abortion drugs and their dangers, 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.