Thursday, July 18, 2024

U.S. Catholic Bishops Criticize FDA for Allowing Chemical Abortions

'The FDA should protect the life and health of both mothers and children, not loosen safety standards under industry or political pressures...'

(Dmytro “Henry” AleksandrovHeadline USA) The U.S. Bishops’ Conference criticized the Food and Drug Administration’s recent decision to make chemical abortions even easier, saying that the measure was a “tragedy” for unborn babies and “harmful to women in need.”

The FDA announced that retail pharmacies will now be able to distribute mifepristone, the chemical abortion drug, by prescription through a simple certification process.

Before the FDA’s decision, it was harder to murder unborn babies. Only specially qualified licensed physicians were able to prescribe the baby-killing drug and in 19 states, the physician was supposed to be physically present in the room while the woman took a pill to monitor if the baby was dead or not, according to Breitbart.

In his recently issued statement, Arlington Bishop Michael Burbidge, chairman of the Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, condemned the decision, which FDA officials agreed upon only because in June 2022, conservative Supreme Court judges were able to protect unborn babies’ lives when they overturned Roe v. Wade.

“We decry the continuing push for the destruction of innocent human lives and the loosening of vital safety standards for vulnerable women,” he said on behalf of the USCCB.

“This week’s action by the FDA not only advances the obvious tragedy of taking the lives of the preborn but is also harmful to women in need.”

He also added that serious complications are more likely to happen after chemical abortion rather than surgical abortion.

“Overturning the safety protocols around abortion-causing drugs to effectively make them available on demand at pharmacies, requiring no in-person medical supervision, facilitates the isolation of critically vulnerable pregnant women, and invites more risk, pain and trauma,” Burbidge said.

He also warned that the recent FDA decision is a slippery slope because it may result in new decisions that will force moral pharmacy workers to sell baby-killing pills to women who want to murder their unborn children.

“The FDA should protect the life and health of both mothers and children, not loosen safety standards under industry or political pressures,” he said, referencing “Catholic” President Joe Biden and his leftist administration’s desire to make chemical abortions more available.

“We call on the Administration to correct its policy priorities and stand with mothers in need. They deserve better,” he said.

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