In the Charlotte Lozier Institute's research on chemical abortions, Prudence Robertson of the Susan B. Anthony List says the research arm of her organization has found that women who take a chemical abortion pill, versus going in for a surgical abortion, can get sicker faster, and they're more likely to end up in the emergency room.
"More than 20 women have actually died from this procedure," Robertson adds. "So, it's very important that these safeguards be upheld, and it's very unfortunate that the Supreme Court would rule to block them."
That ruling came Monday in a 5-3 decision. All three appointees of Republican Governor Kevin Stitt dissented. One judge did not vote.
"This is a type of abortion that's growing exponentially," Robertson continues. "We think more than nearly half of abortions nationwide are chemical abortions. And states are taking action now more than ever to protect their women and their children from this dangerous method of abortion, because Joe Biden and his administration are working to eliminate all safeguards against these drugs at the federal level."
The court also blocked Oklahoma from requiring doctors who perform abortions to be board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. According to Associated Press, the OB/GYN requirement would have forced about half the abortion providers in Oklahoma to stop providing abortions.