Chemical Abortion Pill maker violated law and will pay almost $1 million to U.S. government and a pro-life group

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The fight over widespread distribution of the Chemical Abortion Pill heads to the U.S. Supreme Court.

But the pill’s manufacturer is in hot water.

It turns out, the Chemical Abortion Pill maker violated the law and will pay almost $1 million to the U.S. government and a pro-life group.

It happened just days before the Biden administration asked the Supreme Court to take up the Chemical Abortion Pill case.

A clear violation of the law

The Justice Department issued a routine, but little-noticed announcement that the manufacturer of the Chemical Abortion Pill — Danco Laboratories — had settled with the government after violating U.S. customs laws.

And in a shocking twist, the federal government will also award a payment of about $116,000 to the pro-life group that blew the whistle on Danco’s violations.

This is a major development for a company that only produces one product, mifepristone, the deadly drug at the very center of the legal case currently before the Supreme Court. 

According to Politico, under the March 31 settlement that was released last week, “Danco agreed to pay $765,000 to the U.S. to resolve allegations that, from 2011 to 2019, the company failed to both properly label imports of the drug as originating in China and pay customs duties on imports lacking those labels.”

While they tried to keep it out of the media, it looks like the privately held Texas company was unable to keep it all hush-hush.

And what is most concerning about the case is the fact that Danco gets its deadly drug supply from the Communist Chinese.

Of course, the DOJ’s April 12 press release about the settlement does not mention the abortion drug at the center of the dispute.

A direct payment from the drug supplier

Life Legal, a Napa, California-based nonprofit pro-life group, brought the lawsuit under whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act. 

That act allows third parties to file challenges on behalf of the U.S. government and claim between 15 percent and 30 percent if the action is successful.

Because of that, according to the settlement, Life Legal will receive approximately $116,000 from Danco’s payments to the Justice Department over the next nine months.

And in an awkward provision for Danco, which was specifically founded in order to ease access to medication abortion by distributing mifepristone in the U.S., the drug firm agreed to pay over $46,000 directly to the pro-life group to cover its legal fees and other costs related to the suit.

The suit was filed just nine days after Joe Biden was sworn into office in January 2021.

And it ended up setting up a showdown between a radical pro-abortion President who supports Chemical Abortion drugs and the drugmaker who provides them. 

In accordance with federal law, the lawsuit was kept under seal while the government investigated. 

But a judge unsealed portions of the records earlier this month.

As the Supreme Court considers the case, and just recently extended a stay on the original limits placed on the pill by a lower court, this issue is not going to fade away quietly.

And maybe someone should start asking why the Communist Chinese are so interested in killing America’s children.

Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.