May 5, 2020

56 Pro-Life Leaders, Including National Right to Life President, Push FDA to Enforce Ban on Abortion Drugs Sold Over Internet

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In a letter sent to the Food and Drug Administration, 56 pro-life leaders urged officials to enforce already-existing policies banning the sale and distribution of abortion drugs online.

Websites that sell abortion pills and ship them directly to a patient without them needing to meet with a doctor to have an ultrasound violate the FDA's Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS). The federal government applies these protections to abortion pills because women with undiagnosed ectopic pregnancies or without good direction from a doctor are at risk for potentially deadly complications if they attempt DIY abortions using the abortion pill regimen.

“Internet sales of mifepristone have the potential to multiply the inherent dangers of the drug combination, further endangering women’s lives which are already at risk in the abortion procedure,” said National Right to Life President Carol Tobias.

Click here to read the National Right to Life Statement.

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