Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday attacked states’ ability to regulate chemical abortion drugs in a shady move.
House of Representatives passed H.Res.1434reaffirming the primacy of federal law over “state laws prohibiting access to or use of reproductive health products.”
The resolution also chemical abortion pills It’s “safe and effective” due to the fact that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved chemical abortion over 20 years ago.
The bill reiterates the FDA’s approval authority, declares that FDA approval precedes state law, and emphasizes that the Attorney General has executive powers over the states.
H.Res. 1434 was sponsored by Rep. Mondale Jones (Democrat-New York), who used procedural manipulation to pass it. This was done without formally submitting a resolution for consideration in the House of Representatives. For procedural movements, compound rule (H.Res.1529) states that if a combination rule is adopted for two unrelated draft rules (HR 9640 and S. 1942), then H.Res.1434 is also considered adopted. increase.
compound rule passed in 216 to 19 votes.
The path taken by House Democrats was a unilateral act of denying the minority the courtesy of reaction and debate.
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The Medical Impact Director of the world’s largest pregnancy support network criticized the move.
“Although this resolution seeks to protect ‘reproductive health products,’ these abortion drugs have nothing to do with health,” said Christa Brown of Heartbeat International.
“They take their lives and harm women on a regular basis,” Brown said. “Abortion chemicals have a track record of four times as many adverse events as surgical abortions. safe, legal and scarce have been supplanted by abortion anywhere, under any circumstances, at any cost.”
abortion advocate is working To gain free access abortion since Law vs Wade Overturned by Dobbs Judgment earlier this year.reversal of egg I sent the issue back to the states regulating abortion.
abortion supporter also have engaged of ongoing campaign portray abortion regulations as dangerous for women Dobbs decision.
chemical abortion was rising to constitute more than half of all abortions made in America before Dobbs control.telemedicine and mail order procurement Inadequate medical supervision puts women at risk. online dispensing illegal bypass of local restrictions and exploitation by traffickers and other abusers;
Still, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra Committed to promoting access to chemical abortion Following Dobbs’ decision, President Joe Biden followed shortly thereafter Executive Order Strengthening Access to Abortion.
Chemoabortion therapy consists of two drugs, mifepristone and misoprostol. The first drugs block maternal progesterone and deprive the fetus of nutrients. A second drug, taken a day or so later, prompts the mother to give birth, possibly giving birth to a dead child. chemical abortion can have many risks for women.Findings are longitudinal study A study published in 2021 showed that between 1999 and 2015, emergency room visits related to chemical abortion increased by more than 500%. moreover, Finnish studies Women who had chemical abortions were found to be four times more likely to have adverse events than women who had another type of abortion.
Part of the concern about the safety of chemical abortion is that women are usually home and often alone when complications occur. FDA Removed components of existing safety standards An in-person medical examination is required prior to dispensing medication in December 2021.
Alliance Defending Freedom filed a lawsuit against the FDA It claimed in November that the FDA’s handling of safety standards and approval of abortion drugs has put millions of women and girls at risk over the past two decades.
Life support groups were also critical of House Democrats’ pro-abortion resolutions.
Students of Life Action President Kristan Hawkins called it “Despicable acts” and “sneak attacks” on the state and fetal rights.
“This is not only a battle over state law, but an effort to back up the FDA, which is facing multiple citizen petitions and lawsuits over its failure to handle abortion drugs,” Hawkins said. There is also,” he said. They are willing to risk the lives of women in the same way that prenatal lives are cut off, leaving the state with the important task of putting human lives above the interests of the abortion industry. ”
Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America President Marjorie Dannenfelser also condemned the resolution, citing safety.
“Rep. Mondale Jones’ resolution recognizes the politicization and disastrous inadequacy of the FDA approval process for mifepristone, the proven risks to women and girls as a direct result of taking these pills. , and the aspirations and rights of legislators at all levels.We need the cooperation of governments and medical professionals to protect unborn babies and their mothers from these dangerous drugs,” she said. rice field.
“A detailed report released last year on FDA data on deaths and serious adverse events found that the FDA data were ‘severely inadequate’ to assess the risk or safety of mifepristone. got it. “Importantly, data found within the FDA’s Adverse Event Reports (AERs) show at least 20 deaths, 529 life-threatening events, and nearly 2,000 serious events, including emergencies,” Danenfelser said. There is evidence of hysterectomy and ruptured ectopic pregnancies.Equally concerning, this study shows that a significant number of complications are underreported.”
Brown questioned whether the government had the best interests of the women and children on the front lines.
“As Democrats in the House work to sell more ‘reproductive health products’, who will stand up and protect innocent children and women who are victims of these drugs?” she said. asked. “It’s not the FDA that has the responsibility to protect public health, nor the House Democrats who live in the pockets of major abortion.”
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