Democrats have used the coronavirus as an excuse to grow their power and now the Biden administration announced that they have rescinded rules requiring people to obtain abortion drugs in-person allowing people to get an abortion by mail.
Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock informed the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists that allowing patients to receive abortion pills via telemedicine and in the mail would help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.
BREAKING: ACOG win! The @US_FDA Acting Commissioner Janet Woodcock has notified @ACOG and @MySMFM that the agency will “exercise enforcement discretion” regarding #mifepristone through the duration of the #COVID19 public health emergency. 1/ pic.twitter.com/PDpJ7000bc
— ACOG Action (@ACOGAction) April 13, 2021
From National Review:
The decision comes amid a months-long fight over FDA rules for obtaining mifepristone — one of two drugs used in chemical abortions, the most common method of abortion used in the first ten weeks of pregnancy. By 2017, abortion drugs accounted for 39 percent of abortions in the U.S., according to the Guttmacher Institute, a research organization that supports abortion rights.
The in-person requirement was initially suspended by a federal judge in July in response to a lawsuit by ACOG.
However, the Trump administration appealed the ruling to the Supreme Court. Though the high court first declined to intervene in October, it voted 6-3 in January to reinstitute the restrictions.
The FDA’s decision only applies to the pandemic and once it’s over (unless Fauci has his way) there is no detail on how the rules will be enforced.
President of March for Life, Jeanne Mancini, said the change shows Biden will “prioritize abortion over women’s safety.”
Mancini said that unsupervised chemical abortions “without requiring timely access to medical women will put women in grave danger.”
ACOG’s Chief Executive Officer Maureen G. Phipps said Monday that loosening the restrictions means “those in need of an abortion or miscarriage management will be able to do so safety and effectively by acquiring mifepristone though the mail — just as they would any other medication with a similarly strong safety profile,” according to Politico.
April 15, 2021
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