Karine Jean Pierre Claims Abortion Pill is Safe for Women, But One Woman Just Died

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Mar 18, 2023   |   12:07PM   |   Washington, DC

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean Pierre insisted Thursday that the abortion pill is unquestionably “safe,” even though it has been linked to the deaths of millions of unborn babies and dozens of women in the U.S. alone.

Just last month, LifeNews reported about another woman, a 19-year-old Canadian, who died along with her unborn baby after taking the abortion drug mifepristone.

Townhall reports a journalist asked Jean-Pierre about the abortion drug mifepristone after a group of doctors challenged its approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. During a four-hour hearing Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk “seemed open” to the doctors’ argument that the FDA did not properly study the safety of the drug, the Washington Post reports.

However, Jean-Pierre insisted the doctors were wrong and the abortion pill is very safe.

“Mifepristone is safe, and there is no question about that. We know that because it’s been around for two decades,” she said.

Jean-Pierre then asserted that pro-life laws that protect mothers and unborn babies are the real danger.

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“Everything that we have seen since June, when Roe v. Wade was taken away from women, puts women’s lives in danger, and now we’re seeing anti-abortion legislation across the country, again dangerous to the health of women,” she said.

Contrary to abortion activists’ claims, laws that restrict and ban abortions protect both unborn babies and mothers because pro-lifers believe every life is valuable. Abortion is the real danger, and abortion activists hide these dangers from women.

Studies indicate the risks of the abortion drug are more common than what abortion activists often claim, with as many as one in 17 women requiring hospital treatment.

Along with millions of unborn babies’ deaths, the FDA has linked mifepristone to at least 28 women’s deaths and 4,000 serious complications. However, under President Barack Obama, the FDA stopped requiring that non-fatal complications from mifepristone be reported. So the numbers almost certainly are much higher.

A recent study by the Charlotte Lozier Institute found that the rate of abortion-related emergency room visits by women taking the abortion drug increased more than 500 percent between 2002 and 2015.

Another new study from the University of Toronto, “Short-Term Adverse Outcomes After Mifepristone–Misoprostol Versus Procedural Induced Abortion,” published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, found that one in ten women who took the abortion pill had to go to the emergency room, according to Pregnancy Help News.

First approved under the Clinton administration, mifepristone is used to abort unborn babies up to about 10 weeks of pregnancy – although some abortionists use it later. It works by blocking the hormone progesterone and basically starving the unborn baby to death. Typically, abortion groups also prescribe a second drug, misoprostol, to induce labor and expel the baby’s body.

Since the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the pro-abortion movement has been pushing abortion drugs even more heavily, and some groups send the drugs to women in pro-life states illegally.

Meanwhile, the Biden administration has been trying to expand the life-destroying drugs even further, first by allowing mifepristone to be sold through the mail without any direct medical supervision, and, more recently, by allowing pharmacies like Walgreens, CVS and RiteAid to sell them.

In California, public colleges and universities also now are required to provide abortion drugs for free on campus, and other Democrat-run states are considering similar mandates.