The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) faced serious pushback from members of Congress recently, as 160 House members voted on an amendment to punish its reckless handling of chemical abortion drugs. The amendment, authored by Congressman Bob Good, would have reduced the salaries of key FDA employees to $1 due to their role in approving Mifepristone, the key drug in chemical abortions.
Mifepristone was first approved in 2000 with few safety restrictions. Since then, those minimal restrictions have been lifted as the FDA seeks to make the chemical abortion pill easier to access, going so far as to allow the pill to be sent by mail and putting unsuspecting women in danger.
Members of congress highlighted the fact that this abortion drug received reckless and political approval and its own research showed the drug to be dangerous. If that was not enough, the removal of what limited safety restrictions were in place is a great danger not only for the unborn, but for their mothers as well.
This drug never should have been approved in the first place. Because of this, there is ongoing litigation surrounding the FDA’s original approval as well as the removal of minimal safety restrictions. If successful, these legal challenges could end the chemical abortion industry as we know it.
There is also an ongoing push, led by Congressman Doug Lamborn, to pass a resolution recognizing the unborn as humans with legal and constitutional rights and protections. The resolution known as “The Recognizing Life Resolution,” cites section 1 of the 14th amendment to the United States Constitution.
This states “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
The congressional pushback offers an important encouragement, pro-life education is reaching the highest levels of our government! It is crucial that we keep our elected officials and those in the courts in our prayers. Life Issues Institute will also continue our mission to spread pro-life education and shine light on the ugly truth of abortion.
We’ll keep you posted as the lawsuit against the FDA’s approval of this deadly drug progresses.