January 12, 2024

Indiana Introduces Legislation Restricting Chemical Abortion Drugs, Dangerous to Mothers & their Preborn Children 


“Chemical Abortion Pills can expose women to injury, infertility, death, and even abusers who use them against their victims, sometimes without their knowledge or consent,” said Students for Life Action President Kristan Hawkins. “These dangerous drugs cause death and misery, both to the mother and preborn children, and the people who pocket the money from their sales could care less about the harms they cause. This important legislation will seek to undo that.”  


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INDIANAPOLIS (1-09-2024) Students for Life Action (SFLActiontoday applauds the introduction of Senate Bill 217, by State Senator Mike Young, which if passed into law will heavily restrict and criminalize the distribution of dangerous chemical abortion drugs. The legislation will also:

  • Close loopholes often exploited by abortionists.
  • Prevent state healthcare plans from providing coverage for abortion inducing drugs.
  • Prohibit the state or state employees from assisting individuals if they are seeking abortions.

“We know how dangerous these pills are for the preborn – but also for the mothers they 4x the rate of injury and 10x the death rate of surgical abortions,” said Hawkins. “Mothers and their babies deserve better than this crude chemical barbarism being falsely packaged and sold as healthcare. We have prioritized ending this threat to women and babies, and Students for Life of America & SFLAction are proud to support the legislation introduced by Senator Young.”

Chemical Abortion Pills also place women at risk of injury, fertility, and NIH-published studies show that these pills pose an environmental risk. Just as recently as September 2023 in Nevada, Chemical Abortion Pills sold by a Planned Parenthood abortion vendor reportedly contributed to a young woman’s death. Abusers also use these pills to cover up the evidence of their crimes.

To learn more on the dangers of Chemical Abortion Pills, visit:

SFLAction has also supported federal legislation to prevent Chemical Abortion Pills from being sold, standing with Tennessee Congressman Randy Ogles and other sponsors of The Ending Chemical Abortion Act as it was introduced into Congress.

READ: Students for Life Action President Kristan Hawkins Applauds Rep. Andy Ogles for Sponsoring The Ending Chemical Abortion Act, Now Introduced in Congress

SFLAction has also submitted petitions to the FDA calling for:

  • Adding Red Bag Medical Waste requirements to reduce the pollution from Chemical Abortion Pills;
  • Restoring high health and safety standards (known as REMS – Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies) to protect women’s lives;
  • Completing studies and ensuring protections for endangered species; and now,
  • Requiring Protections for Water, especially recreational water, in compliance with the Clean Water Act.


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


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, managing a political and policy operation engaging Americans of all ages but with a special emphasis on the largest segment of voters — the Youth Vote. Together they provide political, legal, educational, and community support for women and children, born and preborn. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, SFLA serves more than 1,400 groups on middle, high school, college, medical, and law school campuses in all 50 states. SFLA and SFLAction have more conversations with this generation targeted by the abortion lobby than any other pro-life operation in the world, each week reaching more than 4 million across social media platforms and averaging 1.3 million video views. SFLA has also launched multiple initiatives to lead and serve the future of the pro-life movement including the Campaign for Abortion Free Cities, Standing With You, and the Demetree Institute for Pro-Life Advancement . Over more than 17 years, President Kristan Hawkins has grown SFLAction/SFLA and the Pro-Life Generation into a nearly $20M organization, now preparing for an abortion-free America.