The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Tuesday that it will allow the abortion pill, mifepristone, to be dispensed at retail pharmacies and eliminated the requirement for in-person distribution of these pills. Pharmacies distributing these pills and physicians prescribing will need to apply through the FDA in order to begin providing abortion pills.
But Family Policy Alliance is calling on pharmacies not to dispense the pills.
Statement from Ruth Ward, Director of Government Affairs for Family Policy Alliance:
“The FDA may have given the green light for pharmacies to dispense abortion pills, but that doesn’t mean pharmacies should dispense them. In fact, we’re calling on pharmacies large and small not to dispense these dangerous drugs.
“Abortion drugs are a health and safety threat to women and their children. Millions of women all over the country are being told these drugs are safe when the exact opposite is true. Not only do these pills increase women’s risk of life-threatening complications, but they also end the life of the unborn child by a gruesome death at home, away from any medical supervision.
“Pharmaceutical drugs are intended to make us whole and assist with pain, not to electively end the life of a valuable, growing child in the womb. The FDA has again sadly put politics over the health of women, and it will be up to pharmacies, physicians and elected leaders to reject these setbacks on safety.”
Individuals can use Family Policy Alliance’s Action Center to send a short message to several major U.S. pharmacies and grocery stores. They may also use this message to share with their local pharmacies.