Us Catholic Bishops Blast Biden On New Abortion Pills Law
As reported by the Catholic News Agency, The U.S. Catholic bishops are challenging the Biden administration after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced for the first time that pharmacies can distribute abortion drugs.
“The FDA should protect the life and health of both mothers and children, not loosen safety standards under industry or political pressures,” Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of Arlington, Virginia, the chair of the bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, said Friday. “We call on the administration to correct its policy priorities and stand with mothers in need.”
Burbidge’s statement was in response to the FDA’s new decision to allow any patient with a prescription to obtain the drug mifepristone from her local retail pharmacy if it is appropriately certified to dispense it.
The FDA first approved mifepristone, which is paired with another drug called misoprostol, for earlier abortions in 2000. Taken by pill, this type of abortion — approved by the FDA for use up to 10 weeks of gestation — is also referred to as abortion pills, chemical abortion, medication abortion, and telemedicine abortion.
It accounts for more than half of all abortions in the U.S., according to the Guttmacher Institute, a reproductive research organization once associated with Planned Parenthood.
In response to the FDA, Burbidge, who became the pro-life chair in November, warned of the dangers to mothers and their unborn children.
“This week’s action by the FDA not only advances the obvious tragedy of taking the lives of the preborn but is also harmful to women in need.”
The bishop cited a fact sheet by the Charlotte Lozier Institute, the research arm of the national pro-life group SBA Pro-Life America, on the risks and complications of abortion by pill.
“The rate of serious complications after chemical abortion is considerably higher than after surgical abortion,” he cautioned. “Overturning the safety protocols around abortion-causing drugs to effectively make them available on demand at pharmacies, requiring no in-person medical supervision, facilitates the isolation of critically vulnerable pregnant women and invites more risk, pain, and trauma. It may also result in new violations of conscience for pharmacy workers who cannot dispense such drugs.”
The condemnation act by the Bishops is a brave one as the Clergy all over the world must speak the truth to power even if it comes at a high price.
The decision to liberalize the abortion drugs market will have calamitous effects on America and this is a sign of ominous times that it is a pushback on the decision by the Supreme Court to reverse Roe v Wade.
Biden is obviously pandering to the ever-Baboonish whims of the radical left who will stop at nothing to extract their pound of flesh from the conservative judges who ironically saved the United States from state-sanctioned murders in its millions.
The Bishops should go beyond issuing communiques and effectively mobilize Americans to roundly reject this move and literarily taking murder to the streets.
Enough of this malady!