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Thanks to Biden’s FDA, Abortion Pills Are Sending More Women to Emergency Rooms

The FDA's rollback of safety measures for abortion drugs has led to increased ER visits, sparking a Supreme Court challenge by concerned physicians.

In a move that has sparked considerable controversy, Biden’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made the decision to roll back essential safety protocols for abortion drugs, protocols that had been established to protect women’s health. This decision was made despite the agency’s own admissions that such changes would likely lead to an increase in emergency room visits for women and girls. It’s a decision that seems to disregard the very principles of safety and care that the FDA is sworn to uphold.

By eliminating critical safeguards, the FDA has essentially shifted the burden of care onto emergency-room doctors and OB-GYN hospitalists, who are now tasked with treating the complications arising from the use of abortion drugs. This move is not only reckless but also endangers the health and safety of countless women across the nation.

For years, the FDA had maintained strict guidelines for the use of abortion drugs, including the requirement for an in-person visit to screen for contraindications such as ectopic pregnancies and to ensure follow-up care for severe complications. These measures were not arbitrary; they were put in place to safeguard women’s health in the face of serious medical risks. The decision to dismantle these safeguards, under the guise of accessibility, is a profound betrayal of the FDA’s mission to protect public health.

Alliance Defending Freedom, representing physicians affected by these changes, has brought the issue before the U.S. Supreme Court, challenging the Biden administration’s apparent disregard for the wellbeing of pregnant women and girls. The case highlights the concrete injuries suffered by doctors forced to treat the fallout of the FDA’s deregulation, injuries that include the moral and professional conflict of participating in the aftermath of elective abortions.

The data speaks for itself. The FDA’s own studies and external research have shown a significant uptick in emergency visits related to the use of abortion drugs dispensed through the mail, a direct consequence of eliminating in-person medical oversight. The agency’s own labeling for mifepristone and misoprostol indicates that approximately one in 25 women will require emergency medical attention after taking these drugs. This is not speculative; it’s a predictable outcome of the FDA’s actions.

The real-world implications of these policy changes are harrowing. Physicians on the front lines have witnessed first-hand the increase in women suffering from complications due to these drugs. The stories are distressing: women arriving unconscious in emergency rooms, severe bleeding, infections, and more. These are the direct consequences of the FDA’s decision to prioritize access over safety.

As advocates for life, we must raise our voices against this disregard for women’s health and safety. The FDA’s decision to remove necessary safeguards for abortion drugs not only undermines the health of pregnant women but also betrays a fundamental trust. It is imperative that the Supreme Court intervene to reinstate these critical protections. The health and well-being of countless women and girls depend on it.

In the end, the Biden FDA’s actions serve as a stark reminder of the broader debate surrounding abortion in America. It underscores the need for a healthcare system that truly values and protects the lives of all its citizens, born and unborn. As we continue to navigate these complex issues, let us not lose sight of the foundational principles of care, safety, and respect for life that should guide our nation’s policies and practices.

Jay Shepard

Jay Shepard

Jay is a Director of The American Center for Education and Knowledge, a 501-c3 non-profit committed to protecting the ideals of individual rights, freedom of will and personal responsibility while defending American exceptionalism. Jay was elected as the National Committeeman to the Republican National Committee for Vermont in both 2012, 2016 and 2020.