Democrats just told pharmacies they must stock abortion pills – or else

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The battle over abortion has a new front.

And now it’s about chemical abortions, which account for roughly half of all abortions in the U.S.

That’s why Democrats just told pharmacies they must stock abortion pills – or else.

The radical abortion lobby’s efforts to promote the life-ending procedure knows no bounds.

A dangerous drug

Dozens of Democrat members of Congress recently sent a letter pressuring Walmart, Kroger, Costco, Safeway, and Health Mart to carry the abortion pill mifepristone.

In the letter, the Democrat members said the pharmacies’ caution in not yet becoming federally certified to distribute the life-taking drug is “unacceptable.”

“Your pharmacies have been able to start the certification process since January but have not done so, despite letters from numerous governors and senators inquiring about your failure to do so,” wrote more than 50 Democrat members of the House of Representatives. “Your companies have a responsibility to consumers and communities to address this issue as soon as possible.”

“Mifepristone, in combination with misoprostol, remains the gold standard for medication abortion,” wrote the members of Congress. “[A]n abundance of evidence has unequivocally established that medication abortion is safe,” the letter stated, also claiming without evidence that mifepristone is “safer than Tylenol.” 

Yet, one out of every five women who takes mifepristone experiences negative physical health consequences, a study of 42,000 chemical abortions found.

In fact, between 2000 and 2021, the FDA documented 4,207 adverse dangerous events from mifepristone use — including 26 deaths, 1,045 hospitalizations, 603 emergencies requiring a blood transfusion, and 413 infections. 

And this number is artificially low because in 2016 the Obama-Biden administration required only deaths caused by chemical abortion to be reported to the FDA’s Adverse Events Reporting System (FAERS).

The simple fact is, in addition to causing the death of unborn children, the drug is dangerous to women’s health.

Pro-abortion radicals just don’t care

But because their goal is widespread abortion, no matter the cost, the pro-abortion lobby just doesn’t care about the dangers to women.

In addition to the above negative health consequences, women who take the abortion pill also experience worsened mental health, surveys show. 

One-third of women subjected to a chemical abortion “reported an adverse change,” including “depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and thoughts of suicide,” according to a study of post-abortive women conducted by Support After Abortion.

Despite the dangers to women’s health, Biden’s FDA lowered the health and safety standards protecting pregnant women to allow retail pharmacies to sell abortion pills.

First they must go through a federal certification process that includes keeping the name of the abortionist who prescribed the pill secret.

After the FDA’s action, pharmaceutical giants CVS and Walgreens immediately announced they would carry the pills. 

According to Mary Szoch, director of the Center for Human Dignity at Family Research Council, this is a move that will “transform pharmacies from centers of healing into centers of death.” 

This week’s letter from Democrats demanded other pharmaceutical chains follow suit.

“Your continued silence is unacceptable,” wrote the Democrats, “as it is misaligned with your publicly stated values in support of equal access to health care and of gender equality.” 

They then demanded the pharmacies detail their “plan, if any, to support access to medication abortion by becoming certified to dispense mifepristone,” by June 23.

Killing the unborn has become the number one issue for Democrats, and it seems they will do anything to kill even more children.

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