For Immediate Release: April 11, 2023
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Washington, D.C. – In response to U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) encouraging the Biden administration to ignore the federal court ruling in Texas halting FDA approval of the abortion pill, the leading national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America issued the following statement:
“Rep. Mace’s recent comments in favor of the FDA and their mailing of abortion pills directly to girls, without in-person doctor visits, are wildly out of step with the American people. Americans do not believe the FDA’s claims that mail-order abortion drugs are safe. 63% of Americans oppose mail-order abortion pills, and by a double-digit margin, Americans disagree that the abortion pill has been vetted carefully enough to protect women’s health. An overwhelming three quarters say the FDA should have studied the effects of the abortion pill on adolescent girls before approving it for minors. Rep. Mace is poorly informed on the law and history as well. She failed to mention the same federal law that stops abortion pills from being sent by mail was last updated and expanded in use by Congress under President Clinton. After looking at the politicized actions of the FDA, it’s clear the abortion pill should never have been approved much less expanded via the mail,” said E.V. Osment, vice president of communications for SBA Pro-Life America.
“The FDA is not beyond reproach, as we have seen time and again with other drugs from Vioxx to opioids. When elected leaders like Rep. Mace say they are pro-life, they should stand with the majority of Americans who have grave concerns about the FDA’s failure to safeguard life. It is time for the FDA to be held accountable for fast-tracking a dangerous drug that harms women and girls as well as ending the lives of countless unborn children. But they will never be held accountable if leaders like Mace encourage them to ignore the law and the science.”
New, 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 drugs are safe – including 75% who agree the FDA should have performed studies focused on girls under the age of 18 before approving the abortion pill for minors.
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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.