FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 21, 2021
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State Legislation Calls for Regulations, Despite Biden Admin’s Rollback of FDA Safety Standards; Activists Urge Gov. Stitt to Sign
Washington, D.C. – Today the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) celebrated as the Abortion-Inducing Drug Risk Protocol Act heads to Governor Kevin Stitt’s (R-OK) desk to be signed into law. Oklahoma is one of the first states to implement and enforce its own safeguards on abortion-inducing drugs.
“We celebrate the passage of this groundbreaking law that will protect women and girls from dangerous chemical abortion drugs,” said SBA List State Policy Director Sue Liebel. “This law could not be more timely. Just last week the Biden-Harris administration’s FDA announced that it will not enforce previously adhered-to safety regulations on chemical abortion, including a requirement that women receive these drugs in the presence of a doctor. This administration is determined to work with the radical abortion lobby to turn every post office and pharmacy into an abortion center – leaving women to fend for themselves without medical supervision. Thankfully, Oklahoma is taking action to protect the health and safety of women even if the White House and the FDA won’t.
“We are grateful to State Senator Julie Daniels, a member of our National Pro-Life Women’s Caucus, and Representative Mark Lepak for championing these safeguards for women and children in Oklahoma and encourage Governor Stitt to swiftly sign it into law.”
A recent study reviewing reported adverse events over a 20-year period found that women can experience severe side effects after taking the chemical abortion pill, including heavy bleeding, intense pain, and even death.
In addition to Oklahoma, legislators in Montana, Texas, Indiana, Arizona, Arkansas, and Ohio are acting on the will of the people to pass laws protecting women by restricting chemical abortion.
SBA List is a network of 900,000 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.