Democrats Lie to Women, Falsely Claim Abortion Drug Can be Used for Miscarriages

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Feb 2, 2023   |   7:07PM   |   Washington, DC

A group of pro-abortion Democrat senators wants the FDA to expand the use of the abortion drug mifepristone in response to state laws that protect unborn babies from abortion.

This week, U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, and others sent a letter to abortion drug manufacturer Danco Laboratories, urging its leaders to ask the FDA to label the drug as available for miscarriages as well as abortions, The Hill reports.

Under the Clinton administration, the FDA approved mifepristone to abort unborn babies in the first trimester. Since then, the FDA under Democrat administrations has thrown out many of the safety regulations, such as a requirement that the drug be prescribed under the direct supervision of a licensed physician. The Biden administration recently began allowing abortion businesses to sell the drug through the mail without ever seeing the woman for a check-up.

The impetus for their senators’ request is based on false claims that state abortion bans restrict miscarriage care.

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According to The Hill:

The senators wrote that since miscarriage management is not included on the mifepristone label, patients experiencing early pregnancy loss who need mifepristone don’t have easy access to the drug, putting them at risk of serious injury or death.

Patients in states that have restricted access to abortion have reported being denied medications to treat their miscarriages, as pharmacists said they feared prosecution for dispensing the drugs.

However, these fears are misplaced and based on the lies and fear mongering of abortion activists. Every state law that restricts or bans abortion prohibits killing unborn babies in elective abortions, not actual health care. Miscarriage care does not kill; it treats a mother whose unborn baby died of natural causes.

Dr. Ingrid Skop and Mary E. Harned, J.D. of the Charlotte Lozier Institute conducted extensive research into the issue last year, including analyses of state pro-life laws, abortion, and miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy care. They found that all state pro-life laws permit “abortion in those rare and heartbreaking circumstances when it is necessary to save the life of a pregnant woman,” such as an ectopic pregnancy, as well as miscarriage care when the unborn baby already has died.

Doctors with the American Association of Pro-Life OB-GYNs also have been working to clear up misunderstandings about the matter, explaining that, in medicine, a miscarriage is referred to as “spontaneous abortion,” while aborting an unborn baby is an “induced abortion.”

“So, a miscarriage is a ‘spontaneous abortion,’ meaning the preborn baby passed away on her own, without anyone causing her death. The term ‘induced abortion’ is how we code procedures where someone (like an abortion provider) has caused the death of the preborn child through medication or procedure,” association leader Dr. Christina Francis told The Federalist in a recent interview. “This is what is being referred to when the general public discusses abortion, and this is what legislators are discussing when they discuss restricting abortion.”

The Centers for Disease Control also recognizes that there is a clear distinction between abortions and miscarriages in its annual abortion report. The government data only counts induced abortions, or the elective killings of unborn babies in abortions.