Despite a Rising Body Count – from Women AND the Preborn – FDA Denies Students for Life of America’s Petition to Restore Health and Safety Standards to Chemical Abortion Pill Regulations 

Kristi Hamrick - 06 Jan 2023

“In a week in which we learn that Biden’s FDA admits more women have died after taking Chemical Abortion Pills, they reject restoring health and safety standards designed to protect women. The FDA doesn’t seem to care who dies after taking Chemical Abortion pills, as long as a baby’s life is also ended,” said Students for Life of America’s Kristan Hawkins. 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (01-06-2023) – Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins called the FDA’s recent rejection of our citizen petition that called for a return to health and safety standards designed to increase the odds that a mother survives exposure to Chemical Abortion Pills an act of “extreme negligence.”  She continued: “Students for Life of America will be assessing our appeal and civil litigation options. The FDA has joined the gaslighting team on the Biden Administration on abortion. Even as the death count of women taking Chemical Abortion pills has gone up along with the distribution of these deadly drugs, they claim there is nothing new to consider. This reckless abuse of power makes it easier for abortion vendors to profit by ignoring the needs of women. Chemical Abortion Pills can lead to injury, infertility, and death for women, as well as exposing them to abusers using the drugs on mothers, without their knowledge or consent. That should matter to those tasked with keeping people safe, but clearly, it hasn’t so far.”  

SFLA attorney Zac Kester noted: “The FDA has received multiple requests to restore the risk evaluation and mitigation strategies (REMS) imposed on Mifepristone to protect pregnant women. Despite these valid requests, the FDA fails to take seriously the proven risks associated with chemical abortion. Rather than return these safety standards that were improperly imposed, the FDA dismisses requests to make chemical abortion safer for users.” 

Click here to read more on SFLA Files Second Citizen Petition to the FDA, Calling for Higher Medical Standards Protecting Mothers Taking Chemical Abortion Pills to be Restored  

Click here to read more on SFLAction & SFLA launch a Campus, State, & Federal Campaign asking, “What’s In the Water?” 

As reported: Concerns over the Potential Environmental Devastation Caused by Chemical Abortion Pills Detailed in the First of a Series of Citizens’ Petitions to the FDA from Students for Life of America  

“Cemeteries in our sewer systems are ignored as Chemical Abortion Pill use has skyrocketed. Tainted blood, tissue, and human remains have been flushed away, without any hard look at what happens next, or what happens to us and the environment,” said SFLA/SFLAction’s Kristan Hawkins. “We’re calling on an environmentally concerned Congress and state legislators to support Red Bag Medical Waste disposal of tainted human remains, to protect aquatic life, endangered species, and our food supply from the deadly consequences of Chemical Abortion Pills, a clinical abortion agent and potential endocrine disruptor that even the National Institutes of Health notes can impact more than just women.”  

  • Students for Life of America to issue a “Drink the Water Challenge” on Campus Tours  
  • Federal and State Legislative Efforts Underway  
  • Targeted (Freedom of Information Act) FOIA requests on whether states are testing for Chemical Abortion drugs in the water illustrate the Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell nature of the environmentally negligent distribution  
  • Students for Life of America invites the public to sign the petition at This is Chemical Abortion.  

Just this week, the Biden Administration’s abuse of discretion in prioritizing abortion over states’ rights, conscience rights, and common sense can be seen in news of:  

·    A Weaponized DOJ Wants to Conscript the U.S. Postal Service into the Abortion Business  

·    Coming to Your Local Pharmacy: This Is How the FDA Just Changed Chemical Abortion Pill Regulations 

·    Walgreens Becomes First U.S. Pharmacy Chain to Say It Will Sell Abortion Pill 

·    BREAKING NEWS: FDA Says Plan B or ‘The Morning After’ Pills Are Not Abortifacients in Pro-Abortion Narrative Change 

As Hawkins has noted, the abortion extremism of the Biden Administration infiltrates all of government, adding, “At this rate, Biden and his team won’t be happy until NASA finds a way to put Chemical Abortion Pills on the moon.”  

Learn more at This is Chemical Abortion. 

For an overview of where Students for Life Action worked to pass Chemical Abortion pill legislation in the last two sessions, click here.  

For interviews, contact Kristi Hamrick at [email protected]    


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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