Students for Life of America Challenges PETA “to join our efforts to protect the environment and endangered species by stopping the practice of dumping medical waste” from Chemical Abortion Pills 

Kristi Hamrick - 19 May 2023

On Endangered Species Day, SFLA sends letter to PETA President, asking for support for Red Bag Medical Waste Requirements to protect waterways 

“Other industries do not receive permission for government-sanctioned, corporate dumping of medical waste,” wrote SFLA’s Kristan Hawkins. “The Abortion Industry should not receive tacit permission to pollute.” 

Click here to view Students for Life Action’s Call to Environmentally Minded People to engage PETA on behalf of Endangered Species.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (05-19-2023) – On Endangered Species Day, Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins sent a letter to the president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), asking Ingrid Newkirk and her supporters to join SFLA in demanding that Red Bag Medical Waste requirements be added to the health and safety standards attached to Chemical Abortion Pill use. Currently, the No Test, Online Distribution of Chemical Abortion Pills sets up a system in which chemically tainted blood, placenta tissue, and human remains are flushed into America’s wastewater system as a result of taking the pills – now mailed across the country – despite the prohibitions of the Comstock Act.  

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

SFLA called for Red Bag Medical Waste requirements in the first of our Citizen Petitions, which would require that the pathological medical waste created by taking Chemical Abortion Pills be collected and returned for proper disposal.  

Click here to read more on SFLA’s Citizen Petitions – now three and counting

To read SFLA’s amicus brief on the failure follow the law and complete testing to determine whether FDA policy could harm endangered species, click here. The brief is offered in the case currently before the Fifth Circuit, Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, Et Al. v. U.S. Food & Drug Administration, Et Al., Appellants; Danco Laboratories, Appellant

SFLA’s Hawkins sent the letter to PETA, as part of our effort to align with those concerned about the impact of Big Abortion Pharma on vulnerable species.  

The letter reads:  


For more about Chemical Abortion Pills, visit This Is Chemical Abortion.

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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