More than 100 members of Congress urged the Biden administration this week to restore important safety regulations that protect women seeking abortions.
Led by U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, of Mississippi, and U.S. Rep. Bob Latta, of Ohio, the pro-life lawmakers sent a letter to FDA Acting Commissioner Janet Woodcock expressing alarm at her decision not to enforce long-standing safety regulations for the abortion drug mifepristone.
“Allowing this drug to be available without medical supervision will have dire consequences for women and children,” they wrote. “Although there are many disagreements about the ethics of abortion, there must be total agreement that pregnant women deserve the highest standard of medical care.”
Earlier this month, the Biden administration announced that it will no longer enforce safety regulations requiring doctors to provide mifepristone to women in person. The action means abortion facilities may sell the drug, used up to 10 weeks of pregnancy, through the mail without ever seeing the woman in person.