Botched Abortions Killed Three Women…

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Botched Abortions Killed Three Women in Indiana Last Year, Two From “Safe” Abortion Pills

By Micaiah Bilger

Original date: May 1, 2023 at 10:04AM

Three women died along with their unborn babies in abortions last year in Indiana, including two by the supposedly “safe” abortion pills, according to state records obtained by Voices for Life.

The Indiana pro-life organization said it found records of more than 100 health and safety violations in 2022 by state abortion facilities, including the three women’s deaths and at least four cases where abortion facilities appeared to cover up the sexual abuse of girls as young as 13.

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Doctor Confirms Abortion Pills Put Women’s Lives at Risk

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Doctor Confirms Abortion Pills Kill Babies, Put Women’s Lives and Health at Risk

By Mary Margaret Olohan

Original date: May 1, 2023 at 1:51PM

Pro-life experts warned Republican Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford that the Food and Drug Administration’s decision to allow the distribution of abortion drugs to women and girls by mail is endangering women across the country.

Lankford discussed the ramifications of the move in an episode of his podcast “The Breakdown” with Dr. Donna Harrison, associate scholar with the Charlotte Lozier Institute and Alliance Defending Freedom senior counsel Erik Baptist.


“It is important that people understand the reality behind this case and not some of the incredibly deceptive spin,” Harrison told Lankford. She explained that drug-induced abortion typically involves mifepristone, which blocks progesterone (which the woman’s body makes to let her body carry and nourish her unborn child).

“When mifepristone is around, the progesterone can’t allow the woman’s body to nourish the baby. This is a problem because then the baby dies, but the baby is not often expelled just by being dead. So a second drug has to be used, and that is misoprostol, and that drug causes the uterus to contract, and squeeze out the baby who has died, and hopefully the placenta.”

The problem, Harrison warned, is that the further along a woman is in her pregnancy, the less effective this drug cocktail is.

Read the rest (and watch the podcast) here.

Abortion Pill: Back to the Fifth Circuit

A Right to Life of Michigan pro-life update.

Women and children continue to be put at risk due to the abortion pill littering the U.S. market thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling. The country anxiously awaited the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Texas Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk’s ruling on mifepristone. Ultimately, after a temporary stay for two days from Justice Samuel Alito, the court ruled against the Texas judge and sent the case back to the Fifth Circuit Court.

Several court rulings have been filed since the beginning of this journey in November of last year. To clear any confusion about the status of the abortion pill, here is a timeline:

  • November 2022: Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine filed a lawsuit challenging the FDA’s unlawful approval of the abortion pill.
  • April 7th: Texas Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk agreed that the approval was unlawful while simultaneously a Washington State judge ruled that no changes need to be made to the FDA’s approval of the drug.
  • April 12th: the Fifth Circuit weighed in on the case and ultimately decided that while they are reviewing the facts, the abortion pill will be available but mail-order abortions and non-physician dispensing will be prohibited.
  • April 14th: Justice Samuel Alito issued a temporary stay that expired Wednesday night, April 19th. The stay allowed for the distribution of the abortion pill without any restrictions. The stay was extended to Friday, April 21st.
  • April 21st: the temporary stay expired. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that no restrictions can be placed on the drug.

The future of the abortion pill is now back in the hands of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. More updates to come as they unfold.

NPR: Supreme Court blocks lower court decision in case on FDA approval of abortion pill

By: Nina Totenberg

Original date: Friday, April 21, 2023 at 6:59 PM ET

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday blocked lower court decisions banning or limiting the FDA-approved use of the abortion pill mifepristone for the foreseeable future.

But the justices, for now, left the case in the hands of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which has scheduled oral arguments in the case for May 17. However the 5th Circuit rules, the case will almost certainly end up back at the Supreme Court, with the potential for a decision in the case next term.

The court’s action means that for now at least, the drug will be widely available, at least in those states where abortion is legal for up to 10 weeks into a pregnancy.

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