June 13, 2023

Lobby Day Recap from Capitol Hill: Our Fight to End Chemical Abortion

Stephanie Stone, Mid-East Regional Manager

GUEST POST: Students for Life Action (SFLAction) staff and students recently met in Washington, D.C. to hand-deliver almost 4,000 petitions from across the country to leadership in Congress, encouraging them to end the distribution of dangerous Chemical Abortion Pills. 

The day began early with meetings to deliver petitions and thank House leadership for their work to prevent abortion. Our SFLAction group was able to meet with Representative Michelle Fischbach (MN-07), Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, Representative Gary Palmer (AL-6), Majority Leader Steve Scalise, and House Majority Whip Tom Emmer and show our gratitude as the Pro-Life Generation for their hard work. 

We also came with petitions to remind them that Chemical Abortion Pills remain extremely dangerous, not only for women and preborn children, but also for our environment. These petitions, signed by pro-lifers across the country, were also sent to every office in Congress to remind Representatives that we won’t back down on this issue. 

SFLAction has been heavily focused on the impact Chemical Abortion Pills have had in our culture and has been working hard to end this barbaric practice. In remembrance of the 670 preborn lives that Chemical Abortion Pills kill daily,SFLAction’s letter notes: 

“[Chemical Abortion] is extremely dangerous for women who may be taking these drugs alone or forced to by their abusers. In addition, it can bypass state laws against abortion, which strips citizens of a meaningful vote on the issue of abortion. 

“Chemical Abortion drugs are dangerous and should at least require a physician’s prescription. Having them available online puts women at risk. Nearly 30 women, that we know of, have died after taking the Chemical Abortion Pills.” 

Chemical Abortion is not at all safe, as some pro-abortion leaders and reporters would lead us to believe, and we need to be talking more about this on the federal level. Some people don’t understand that this issue can be considered a federal issue, as well as a state issue. Providing common sense safeguards for women, children, and the environment are a huge part of Congress’ job to protect life in this country. It’s time we started acting like it! 

After a long day of delivering petitions, our team took to the streets of D.C., popping up our This is Chemical Abortion tour to have conversations with locals. The Chemical Abortion tour has been brought to hundreds of campuses across the country this spring to shed light on the dangers of Chemical Abortion, and it has caused quite the stir at many schools.