April 7, 2023

Deadly Chemical Abortion Pills Must Stay Off the Market, says Students for Life Action, Praises “Life Saving Injunction”


“Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk is saving lives with his decision today, making it a Good Friday indeed,” said SFLAction’s Kristan Hawkins. “Strong evidence indicates that Chemical Abortion Pills are dangerous, exposing women to injury, infertility, death, and abusers who use the drugs against mothers without their knowledge or consent.  

“One of Students for Life of America’s Citizen Petition to the FDA also notes that the environment itself can be harmed by the potential endocrine blockers in the abortion-inducing drugs. Why should we let women die and the environment polluted to help the abortion industry make a fast buck?” 

WASHINGTON D.C. (04-07-2023) – Following news that Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk “halted the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the abortion pill mifepristone,” though allowing time for an appeal, Students for Life Action President Kristan Hawkins made the following statement:



“Today’s decision to stop the sale of deadly Chemical Abortion Drugs represents a milestone for pro-life Americans fighting to protect mothers, the preborn, and the environment from deadly pills shoved onto the U.S. market. U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk’s lifesaving injunction is what the country needs because the Biden Administration’s No Test, Online distribution scheme for Chemicals Abortion exposes women to injury, infertility, death, and abusers who use the drugs against mothers without their knowledge or consent. That should have been enough to block the reckless and negligent policies pushed by Presidents Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and now Joe Biden, which Students for Life of America (SFLA) pointed out in a Citizen Petition to the FDA, calling for restoration of health and safety standards, at the very least.”

CLICK HERE to read more about The Latest & Craziest: Chemical Abortion Pill Edition looking what the Biden Administration and Chemical Abortion Pill pushers have been up to in recent weeks.

She continued: “The FDA notes that despite the lack of a National Abortion Reporting Law, 28 women have been confirmed dead as a consequence of taking the pills. But as SFLA pointed out in another Citizen Petition, the potential endocrine disrupting capacities of Chemical Abortion Pills (RU-486) may also be harming the environment.

CLICK HERE to read Hawkins’ op-ed, along with two state legislators, titled Stop Dumping Medical Waste, detailing some legislative solutions underway. 

“The body count is growing as preborn infants and mothers suffer along with aquatic, animal, and even plant life, which is why SFLAction is working to pass pro-life legislation and preparing for legal challenges as the FDA ignores public health concerns over Chemical Abortion Pills. As for those complaining that a single judge’s voice has carried such weight, the pro-life movement is still owed 50 years of apologies for the misuse of the Supreme Court in pretending that abortion was written in the Constitution in invisible ink. They should get accustomed to losing in court.”



Ironically, while the deadly pill pushers say they are advocating for women, SFLA’s YouGov poll indicates that Gen Z and Gen Y absolutely reject the policies of Biden’s FDA, which put them at risk.  


The Generation asked to buy Chemical Abortion Pills doesn’t buy the Biden Team’s willingness to risk their lives and future fertility, with 9 in 10 consistently expressing concern with the current No Test, Online Distribution of Chemical Abortion Pills.  

  • Support for an Ultrasound Screening to Protect Women facing ectopic or late-term pregnancies: 91% agree this is somewhat to extremely important, with 40% choosing extremely important. (Chemical Abortion Pills don’t work well later in pregnancy or end an ectopic pregnancy, once established outside the womb. An ultrasound is used to determine location and length of pregnancy to save women’s lives, something Biden’s FDA no longer requires.) 
  • Support for Blood Test Screening to preserve a woman’s fertility: 93% agree this is somewhat to extremely important, with 41% choosing extremely important. (In the U.S., 15% of the population has Rh-negative blood. In an exchange of blood during birth, abortion, or miscarriage with a preborn baby, antibodies can form in a woman’s body that unless quickly neutralized can essentially sterilize her, as future pregnancies are attacked. The treatment is a shot called Rhogam that Biden’s FDA does not require to be administered, nor do they even require a blood test, giving women information they need to seek help.) 
  • Support for requiring In-Person Care to prevent abusers from getting the drugs to use against women without their knowledge or consent: 60% supported with 40% opposing. (Chemical Abortion Pills are abusers’ dream drugs, giving them the power to end a mother’s pregnancy without her knowledge or consent. In-person dispensing ensures that women are not being coerced and that they have information on things like blood type.)  

Not only do Chemical Abortion Pills place women at risk of injury, infertility, death, and abusers, NIH-published studies such as this one indicate they pose a risk to the environment as well.

More information on the broader project can be found here, but short-term plans are underway, including:  

STEP ONE: Students for Life of America & Students for Life Action have been leading the call for an Environmental Assessment of the impact of Chemical Abortion Pills along with tainted blood, tissue, and human remains in America’s wastewater system. This resonates with environmentally conscious Gen Z & Gen Y voters. Fewer than 1 in 10 wanted to ignore the potential dangers, with 92% agreeing that this is somewhat to extremely important, with 30% choosing extremely important. 



STEP TWO: To prevent environmental contamination of America’s water, corporations and medical businesses – from hospitals to surgical abortion vendor locations – are required to handle medical waste carefully. Red Bag Medical Waste regulations require contaminated and dangerous materials be disposed of according to state laws. The youth vote was fully in favor of requiring Red Bag Medical Waste procedures to Chemical Abortion Pill regulations, with 90% agreeing this is somewhat to extremely important, with 30% choosing extremely important. 

HISTORIC LEGISLATION MOVING FORWARD: Students for Life Action is already getting traction on our calls for protecting the environment from Chemical Abortion Pill-tainted blood, tissue, and human remains. West Virginia is the first state in the nation to file a bill calling for Red Bag Medical Waste requirements, and as Politico reports, “The next abortion fight could be over wastewater regulation.”

ELECTED OFFICIALS TAKE NOTE: From the 2022 poll —  “Standing strong against reckless No Test, Online Chemical Abortion Pill sales and distribution is a winning issue. Almost 7 in 10 Millennials and Gen Z are more likely to support a candidate who supports laws that require in-person medical care and testing before and after the sale of dangerous Chemical Abortion Pills.”

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Students for Life Action (SFLAction), a 501c4, along with its 501c3 sister organization, Students for Life of America (SFLA), make up the nation’s largest pro-life youth organization and a political and policy operation engaging people of all ages. Together they work to end abortion — the human rights issue of our day — and provide political, legal, and community support for women and their children, born and preborn. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, SFLA has more than 1,300 groups on middle, high school, college, university, medical, and law school campuses in all 50 states. SFLA creates strategy, policy, and programming to connect those most targeted for abortion with people ready to help and builds a framework for political engagement on their behalf. SFLA and SFLAction have more conversations with those most targeted by the abortion industry than any other pro-life outreach in the world, reaching more than 2 million people across social media platforms each week and engaging in approximately 100,000 digital conversations per month. Over more than 16 years, President Kristan Hawkins has grown SFLAction/SFLA into an $18 million organization preparing for a Post-Roe America.