In recent weeks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has changed the rules on abortion pills, allowing them to be prescribed through telemedicine, sold at pharmacies, and, in violation of federal law, delivered by mail.
In response, Tennessee Congresswoman Diana Harshbarger, who is a licensed pharmacist, and Republican Study Committee Chairman Representative Kevin Hern (R-OK) have introduced a bill to nullify the risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS) on the chemical abortion drug Mifepristone.
"It's pathetic is what it is," Harshbarger submits. "It's just been, what, six months after the Roe v. Wade ruling, and they're trying to find any way and every way around recognizing the sanctity of life. That's just what this administration's doing."
Her bill, with the support of "multiple members" of the pro-life movement, would undo what the administration has done and require safety restrictions on abortion pills.
"It basically says we're not going to allow you to mail it, [and] you have to put the REMS in place. If you're going to pick it up, you've got to go and let a physician go pick it up in person so they can talk to you about the potential side effects," the congresswoman details. "It's just commonsense things."
Harshbarger and those who have co-signed the bill have done so because they know the dangers of chemical abortion. At least 28 women have died from using the drugs to terminate their preborn children.