Democrat leaders like California Gov. Gavin Newsom are doing everything they can to keep unborn babies being killed in elective abortions by the millions across the United States.
This month, Newsom and two other Democrat governors bragged proudly about spending taxpayers’ money to buy stockpiles of abortion drugs.
Their actions came in response to a lawsuit from a group of doctors challenging the FDA’s approval of the drug mifepristone to abort unborn babies. On Friday, a federal judge agreed to temporarily block the drug, but the ruling does not take effect until later this week and the Biden administration already is appealing.
On Monday, Newsom said his administration spent tax dollars to buy 2 million doses of a second abortion drug called misoprostol to distribute in case the courts block access to mifepristone, The Sacramento Bee reports.
“We will not cave to extremists who are trying to outlaw these critical abortion services. Medication abortion remains legal in California,” Newsom said in a Monday statement.
The abortion drug mifepristone is used to kill unborn babies up to about 10 weeks of pregnancy in the U.S. Typically, abortion groups also prescribe a second drug, misoprostol, to take a day or two later to induce labor and expel the aborted baby’s body. Studies indicate abortion risks are more common than what abortion activists often claim, with about one in 17 women requiring hospital treatment.
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But the pro-abortion movement considers elective abortions to be “essential health care,” and Democrat leaders whose campaigns receive huge backing from the billion-dollar abortion industry parrot these claims.
On Monday, surrounded by abortion activists at a press conference, Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey announced plans to spend $1 million to support access to the abortion drug, according to MassLive.
“So I just want to be clear with the people in Massachusetts: Medication abortion will remain safe, legal and accessible here in the commonwealth,” Healey said.
Her office said the the University of Massachusetts already bought 15,000 doses of the abortion drug mifepristone. Although Healey did not say how she plans to spend the $1 million, it appears she probably will use the tax dollars to buy more abortion pills.
Massachusetts taxpayers also are funding an abortion hotline, something state Attorney General Andrea Campbell promoted Monday at the press conference.
Last week, Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee was the first to announce stockpiling abortion drugs. Inslee said he ordered the state Department of Corrections to buy 30,000 doses of the abortion drug mifepristone at a cost of $1.28 million, and the University of Washington bought an additional 10,000.
He said the purchase will be an “insurance policy” if the courts block the FDA’s approval of mifepristone as an abortion drug.
According to the governor’s office, about 800 unborn babies are aborted every month in Washington state using abortion pills, or about 60 percent of abortions.
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.
Now, the drug is used for more than half of all abortions in the U.S. every year, killing hundreds of thousands of unborn babies, according to the Guttmacher Institute.
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.
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.