November 23, 2021

Biden FDA Commissioner Nominee Has a Record of Expanding Abortion

Biden FDA Commissioner Nominee Robert Califf
photo credit: Christopher Michel / Flickr
Earlier this month, President Joe Biden announced that he is nominating Robert Califf to serve as the head of the FDA. 

Califf held this role in 2016 when he extended the legal use of abortion pills to include unborn babies up to 10 weeks old. Califf directed the FDA to make several changes to FDA regulations that restricted the use of the abortion pill regimen.

These restrictions were put in place to protect women from health risks posed by abortion pills. Under President Biden's administration, the FDA has allowed the distribution of abortion pills through the mail and announced that it intends to review safety regulations limiting its use.

Califf's changes in 2016 ended the requirement that abortion pill manufacturer DANCO report any medical complications other than the death of the mother.