July 13, 2023

FDA Empowers Abusers with Reckless Distribution of a Wildly Available Product Known to Fail, much to the Delight of Planned Parenthood, says Students for Life Action

“I guess everyone who is pro-choice will now join us in calling for an end to legal abortion, now that any woman, girl, or abuser has easier access to birth control pills, right?! As I’ve heard it repeated time and time again, if we just had more easily accessible birth control, there wouldn’t be a need for abortion,” said Students for Life Action’s Kristan Hawkins. “Skipping informed consent and separating girls from those who could report abuse abandons the vulnerable to make pill pushing easier. A product as widely available as the pill hardly needs more ‘access,’ but young women do need more support.” 

WASHINGTON D.C. (07-13-2023) – In light of news that the FDA is allowing sales of certain hormonal contraception without any medical oversight, Students for Life Action President Kristan Hawkins made the following statement:



“Who knew that sex abusers had such a powerful lobby at the FDA, which has abandoned all medical ethics by making it easier for criminals to cover up their sexual abuse and statutory rape crimes. Sexual exploiters are the big winner with this decision, while young girls lose the protection of informed consent along with any adult engagement on all the risks they may be facing,” said Hawkins. “This policy change won’t even be effective when it comes to reducing pregnancies, as even the Planned Parenthood founded Guttmacher Institute reports that more than half of women getting an abortion used birth control the month they became pregnant. The false confidence and poor understanding of how the pills function over time makes young and naïve women vulnerable. Where is President Obama when you need him?”

Consider that in 2011, then President Barack Obama opposed making the morning after pill available over the counter. As the AP reported, he said that “it was just common sense to keep girls under the age of 17 from being able to buy a morning-after contraceptive pill off a drugstore shelf. Citing his own two daughters, Obama said: ‘I think most parents would probably feel the same way.’”

Writing at Fox News this week on Plan B and the risks of too-easy access to hormones impacting young women, Hawkins noted: “The social construct of the abortion lobby preaches that the only ‘bad’ consequence of sex is the presence or absence of a baby.”



Ignoring the context for the use of such drugs creates new harms. She wrote: “Consider that today, one in five Americans has an STD, according to the CDC. About half of new cases are suffered by the college age cohort with a cost of $16 Billion in direct medical care costs. Add to that the epidemic of new cases, with some drug resistant and incurable, and the social costs of pretending that pregnancy is the only impact really add up.”

FOR MORE ON THE FAILURES OF THE FDA, read: Hawkins in Newsweek: Stop Dumping Abortion Medical Waste 

And, Kristi Hamrick, Vice President Media & Policy at  SFLAction, in the Federalist: Injury, Infertility, And Death From Chemical Abortions Are A-OK With The FDA 

For more on SFLA’s Citizen Petitions with the FDA, click here or visit ThisisChemicalAbortion

For interviews, contact Kristi Hamrick at [email protected]


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 1,400 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.