Members of Congress: This is no time to loosen abortion restrictions

Thursday, April 16, 2020
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

U.S. Capitol 3A national pro-life group is pleased to see that some members of Congress are encouraging federal health officials to stand strong on regulations related to chemical abortions.

The Food and Drug Administration limits the abortion pills to only be used prior to ten weeks gestation. The abortion industry, however, wants the federal agency to loosen restrictions, or the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS).

But as Laura Echevarria with the National Right to Life Committee tells OneNewsNow, the restrictions serve a vital purpose.

"Many times there are side effects related to these drugs," she begins. "We know that somewhere between five to seven percent of women who take the drugs end up in the emergency room with serious side effects, and so these drugs do have the potential to be extremely dangerous."

About two dozen women have died because of the pills, and more than 4,000 have ended up in hospitals because of complications. So National Right to Life is pleased that 159 members of Congress have written a letter urging the federal agency to strictly enforce its regulations.

"There has been an attempt by abortion groups, by attorneys general of several states who sent a letter to the FDA to ask that these REMS be lifted during the pandemic," Echevarria relays. "We were extremely happy to see that these members of Congress stepped up and said, No, these need to stay in place because of the dangers associated with the drug."

Echevvaria adds that the abortion industry has made it clear that they are only interested in pushing the abortion agenda, even though it could be at the expense of women.

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