BREAKING: EPA Hypocritically Enacts First Ever National Limit on Forever Chemicals in Drinking Water – But Doesn’t Include Environment Polluting Chemical Abortion Pills

Jordan Estabrook - 11 Apr 2024

Don’t look now, but President Joe Biden and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are trying to show their dedication to the environment by tracking PFAS, also known as “forever chemicals,” through a new national standard.  

According to The Hill, “The Biden administration on Wednesday set the first-ever national limits for toxic and pervasive ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water.    

The rule is expected to apply only to public drinking water systems and not to the water of people who use private wells. The agency estimated that between 6 percent and 10 percent of the nation’s drinking water systems will have to take action to meet the standards.”   

However, something appears to be missing from their plan – there’s no mention of whether the EPA will track medical waste through chemical abortions, which can penetrate drinking water and endanger other species.   

READ: President Biden’s EPA Issues a Sluggish Response to a Crisis in the Water & Admits Plans to Ignore the Forever Chemicals from Medical Waste as They Come Late to the Game.

If it’s not on the PFAS list, it needs to be. SFLA and SFLAction have long covered how mifepristone, the first of a two-drug regimen for chemical abortion, can affect people through drinking water, causing reproductive issues, developmental issues or delays in children, increased risk of cancer, natural hormone interference and increased cholesterol, and obesity.   

Women taking the abortion pills are instructed to flush the placenta, the human embryo or fetus, and blood down the toilet. This healthcare or medical waste can be “hazardous if not disposed properly.” Given how one of the abortion pills, misoprostol, is inserted, some of that medication is passed into the toilet. According to an EPA article, all of this could then pass to the wastewater system, potentially affecting the fertility of animals and fish.     

So clearly, Chemical Abortion Pill’s deadly effects aren’t isolated to the preborn baby and the mother – it touches everybody who uses public water systems, which is most, if not all, of Americans.  

When the news of EPA’s new standard broke out, SFLA wrote to them questioning why mifepristone still wasn’t added to the list of PFAS to track, to which they responded: “The EPA anticipates issuing the final Regulatory Determinations from the most recent Contaminant Candidate List by March 2026 and publishing the next iteration of the Contaminant Candidate List in November 2026.”  

EPA’s sluggish response allows abortion pill pushers to ignore the environmental hazards for years, and according to the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, Chemical Abortion Pills make up 63% of abortions. As poorly regulated mail-in Chemical Abortion Pills increase in popularity, there’s good reason to believe those numbers will continue to rise.   

This is a fight that SFLAction has been waging for a long time, and EPA’s half-step isn’t a long-lasting solution. This year, we drafted a letter to Congress along with forty other pro-life leaders to demand the EPA conduct regular and comprehensive environmental testing of PFAs just like any other “forever chemical.”   

SFLA also submitted a legal analysis to the EPA with detailed reasons to track Chemical Abortion Pills and an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, which took place last month.   

READ: The FDA is Not God, & Other Analysis from the Supreme Court  

Earlier this year, SFLA’s Demetree Institute for Pro-Life Advancement/YouGov poll found that more than nine in 10 registered youth voters supported health and safety standards for the deadly drugs and environmental protections. Still, the EPA tried to claim their new standard as a success.   

“Today, I am proud to finalize this critical piece of our [PFAS] Roadmap, and in doing so, save thousands of lives and help ensure our children grow up healthier,” Regan said in an EPA statement.    

Brenda Mallory, chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, also said in the EPA statement: “President Biden believes that everyone deserves access to clean, safe drinking water, and he is delivering on that promise,”  

If the environment and healthy children were the priorities Regan, Mallory, and President Joe Biden claim they are, they would do what we’ve suggested based on solid reasoning and evidence: track mifepristone in America’s drinking water and address a large percentage of young voter’s environmental concerns. And, of course, having healthy and growing kids means not aborting them.  

SFLA has done tremendous work raising awareness for an environmental issue that should concern anyone regardless of their abortion stance. By launching the What’s In The Water? Campaign, we illustrate the full scope and impact of the damage that Chemical Abortion Pill pollutants in the wastewater can cause.  

While environmentalists, the radical Biden Administration, and EPA can rejoice in what they believe is “environmental justice” until they take SFLA’s Chemical Abortion Pill concerns seriously, this step isn’t nearly far enough. It’s a job half done by the EPA and Biden Administration – it’s a hypocritical move to please their environmental and abortion supporters, and they’re willing to risk people’s health to do it. 

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