Supreme Court Plays Politics by Temporarily Rejecting the Science-Based Objections of the Fifth Circuit to keep Chemical Abortion Pills on the Market

Kristi Hamrick - 14 Apr 2023

WASHINGTON D.C. (04-14-2023) – Students for Life of America/SFLAction President Kristan Hawkins made the following comments after the Supreme Court stopped health and safety protections ordered by the Fifth Circuit to get to work, even as the case about the dangers connected to the pills and the recklessness of their approval, continues:

“It’s disappointing to see that one of the first scientific reviews of Chemical Abortion Pills was ignored to keep dangerous Chemical Abortion Pills on the market for now. But this is the beginning of a real discussion of how Chemical Abortion Pills expose women to injury, infertility, death, and abusers. Even if you support abortion, that’s not an argument for ignoring Black Box Warnings on deadly pills to speed up a sale. 

“It’s not women who are helped when life-saving testing like an ultrasound is skipped, or when any preventative care for their fertility is ignored. That recklessness helps only the abortion industry allowed to save the money spent on testing, staff, and medicines, as they abandon women to things like ‘torrential’ bleeding in their homes, as the Fifth Circuit noted. But as Students for Life of America has reported, the harms of Chemical Abortion Pills are far reaching, extending even to the environment, and this case will continue. We look forward to this case getting to court, as the secretive maneuverings of Democratic, abortion-supporting Presidents come to light.” 

CLICK HERE to read Hawkins’ op-ed, along with two state legislators, titled Stop Dumping Medical Waste, detailing environmental harms of Chemical Abortion Pills & solutions.

For more on SFLA/SFLAction’s engagement on Chemical Abortion Pills and to see previous statements, click HERE and HERE.

SAVE THE DATE: On June 24, SFLA will hold an historic event in Washington D.C. to note the one-year anniversary of Roe v. Wade’s end, calling for recognition of the protections for preborn life found already in the U.S. Constitution – in the 14th Amendment. Click here to learn more.

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Students for Life Action (SFLAction), a 501c4, along with its 501c3 sister organization, Students for Life of America (SFLA), make up the nation’s largest pro-life youth organization and a political and policy operation engaging people of all ages. Together they work to end abortion — the human rights issue of our day — and provide political, legal, and community support for women and their children, born and preborn. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, SFLA has more than 1,300 groups on middle, high school, college, university, medical, and law school campuses in all 50 states. SFLA creates strategy, policy, and programming to connect those most targeted for abortion with people ready to help and builds a framework for political engagement on their behalf. SFLA and SFLAction have more conversations with those most targeted by the abortion industry than any other pro-life outreach in the world, reaching more than 2 million people across social media platforms each week and engaging in approximately 100,000 digital conversations per month. Over more than 16 years, President Kristan Hawkins has grown SFLAction/SFLA into an $18 million organization preparing for a Post-Roe America.

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