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Volume 14
No. 2
April, 2020

Attorneys General Seek Mail Order Abortion Drugs

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Stephen Hahn and Health & Human Services Secretary Alex Azar are being petitioned by a coalition of 21 attorneys general to lift restrictions on Mifepristone, the only approved abortion drug in the U.S., the first drug in the RU 486 regimen which starves the unborn child to death. The attorneys argue that in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic women should not have to leave their homes to obtain abortion-inducing drugs. They are demanding a change in current Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS), that require a woman (1) be handed the Mifepristone at a clinic, medical office, or hospital under the supervision of a healthcare provider; (2) the healthcare provider must be registered with the drug manufacturer; and (3) the patient must sign a “Patient Agreement” form confirming that she has received counseling on the risks associated with Mifepristone.
The letter, on the letterhead of Xavier Becerra California Attorney General, begins, “We write to request that you increase access to reproductive healthcare, including safe and legal abortion, during this pandemic.” The attorneys want the REMS on Mifepristone to be waived so the drug can be ordered through the mail stating that this would allow certified prescribers to use telehealth for abortion. The letter cites agreement from pro-abortion American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) that the REMS are “outdated and substantially limit access to safe, effective medication,” and should be removed.
The attorneys claim time is of the essence because of actions by states including Texas and Ohio that restrict abortions as “nonessential” healthcare and would take a back seat to other medical issues.

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In This Issue


Defending Life

Abortion Funding Kept Out of Coronavirus Aid Act

Pandemic Concerns Halts Some Abortions

Physicians Declare: Abortion is Not Essential Healthcare

Pro-Life Leaders Seek Abortion Clinic Compliance

Disability Community Must be Protected

International Pressure for Abortion

Pandemic Viewed by Pro-Abortionists as an Opportunity

Attorneys General Seek Mail Order Abortion Drugs

Northern Ireland: UK Enacts Abortion on Demand amid Pandemic

Northern Ireland: Struggle to Stop DIY Abortion

UK: DIY Abortions No Longer Banned

Telemedicine for Abortion

South Australia: Abortion Activists Seek Telemedicine Abortion


Focus on the United Nations

CSW Declaration Disappoints Pro-Abortion Activists

Legislative News

Democratic Pro-Life Leader Loses Primary

UK: New Report Reveals Unborn Babies Feel Pain Earlier

Canada: New Bill Would Ban Sex-Selective Abortions

India: Lower House Votes to Extend Abortion Limit to 24 Weeks

New Zealand: Parliament Votes to Legalize Abortion


Executive News

Argentina: Plans to Legalize Abortion on Hold Due to COVID-19


Judicial News

EU: Court of Human Rights Denies Conscience Rights
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