SCOTUS to Hear Doctors’ Challenge of Mail-Order Abortion Pills

For Immediate Release: December 13, 2023
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FDA Likely Broke the Law in Removing Safeguards on Dangerous Drugs

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court will hear FDA v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine and Danco v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, petitions in the landmark case in which a group of doctors are challenging the FDA’s reckless approval of mail-order abortion pills.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals previously 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.

Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America’s State Policy Director Katie Daniel reacted:

“The Supreme Court and the entire country will hear the facts about Democrats’ dangerous mail-order abortion scheme. Working hand-in-glove with the abortion lobby, the FDA has misled the American people with its repeated claims that the abortion pill regimen is ‘safe and effective,’ all while they removed basic safeguards like in-person doctor supervision. This not only flies in the face of science and common sense, but the 5th Circuit agreed it most likely broke the law. The people aren’t buying it, either – especially when they learn the FDA doesn’t track serious complications other than death.

“Under multiple Democrat administrations, the FDA has put politics before its duty to protect health and safety, with tragic results. Without oversight, abortion pills easily get into the hands of abusers and jealous exes. Not only have countless babies died, mothers have also died. The FDA is not above the law, and there must be justice for the harm they cause.”

Ingrid Skop, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., a board-certified OB-GYN who serves as vice president and director of medical affairs at Charlotte Lozier Institute, shared her reaction:

“As a practicing OB-GYN with over 30 years of experience, I have seen first-hand what the abortion pill regimen has done to my patients, both mother and child. As many as one in five women will suffer a complication such as hemorrhage or infection, and I have cared for many of these women in the ER. The Biden administration’s decision to weaken commonsense safeguards and remove doctors from the process shows they prioritize abortion on demand over the mother’s safety. I hope the Supreme Court realizes that the lives of many babies and women are at risk. The FDA must be held accountable for its callous actions.”

In-depth polling conducted by CRC Research for SBA Pro-Life America shows that Americans do not believe the FDA’s assertions that mail-order abortion pills are safe. For more information about the dangers of abortion pills, visit

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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