Commonwealth Policy Center

The Food and Drug Administration overstepped its authority by minimizing regulations for the popular abortion pill mifepristone. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals didn’t outlaw the drug, but simply acknowledged the dangerous side-effects which preclude it being sent thought the mail. According to Kentucky Right to Life Executive Director Addia Wuchner, “The FDA elected to ignore science and set aside standard medical best practice safety standards, acting under political pressure to put forth guidelines permitting a do-it-yourself, at-home mail order abortion protocol that allowed abortion pills to be sent directly to the homes and dorm rooms of women and girls.” Some will argue this strikes against a so called woman’s “right to choose. But there’s a bigger issue here. And that’s protecting the health and safety of women.