The FDA will further facilitate home abortions by allowing women to now permanently purchase pills by mail without the need for an in-person consultation with an abortion provider, according to Breitbart.
Before the COVID- 19 (CCP virus) restrictions, women had access to abortion drugs if they could pick them up in person with a doctor’s supervision, but after the closures, the Biden administration suspended that requirement and allowed them to be mailed without any control.
So the abortion industry, to continue its lucrative service during the shutdowns, did not take long to implement tele-abortion, and Thursday’s decision by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), gives it a permanent endorsement despite the adverse effects and deaths caused globally.
This means that from now on, a woman can receive by mail the pills used for abortion, mifepristone, and misoprostol, without medical supervision, to induce an abortion at home.
The U.S. regulator announced the news in a letter to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, which was involved in the legal battle to make the pills accessible without the need for women to show up at a clinic and have a doctor prescribe them, a requirement that the Trump administration had succeeded in reinstating.
Last year, pro-abortion groups had won a lawsuit to suspend the in-person dispensing rule, arguing that it exposed patients to unnecessary COVID-19 risk, a requirement that the Trump administration had succeeded in reinstating after a legal fight in the Supreme Court.
As Breitbart reported, in April of last year, the CEO of Planned Parenthood, the world’s largest abortion clinic, Alexis McGill Johnson, referred to the launch of the new telemedicine remote abortion service as the “silver lining” of the coronavirus pandemic.
Since the “telemedicine” services began, abortionist Planned Parenthood has been promoting home abortions, which concerns pro-life groups, because it continues to encourage the elimination of more unborn lives and because of the risks to which women are exposed.
Some pro-life groups urged FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn to thoroughly monitor the illegal sale of drugs that are not approved in the U.S. but are produced overseas and marketed via the Internet.
One of them is mifepristone, one of the two pills used for abortion, which, according to these groups, is not approved by the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS), a safety program required by the FDA “for certain medications with serious safety concerns to help ensure the benefits of the medication outweigh its risks,” as the agency itself reports on its website.
Medication-induced abortion is extremely painful and risky, much more so if unsupervised. By taking the first pill, which is mifepristone, progesterone is blocked so that the fetus stops developing and dies inside the uterus.
Then the woman takes the second pill, misoprostol, which causes contractions and hemorrhages to expel the fetus from the mother’s uterus.
During the whole process, the mother may suffer pain, infections and, if the bleeding is abundant, she may even be at risk of death. However, now the FDA will allow women and adolescents to perform the procedure at home without the presence of doctors or facilities to attend emergencies.