July 9, 2024

Pro-Life Sen. Vance Is Unfortunately Wrong About Chemical Abortion Pills


With the recent Republican National Committee vote on its platform for 2024, the Republican Party has taken a step – albeit slightly murky – forward on defending preborn life. In our statement issued yesterday, Students for Life Action (SFLAction) President Kristan Hawkins said that the vote represented a “significant contribution that the GOP platform makes for LIFE comes in celebrating the fact that the 14th Amendment ‘guarantees’ legal protection for the preborn.” 


READ: Students for Life Action Calls GOP Platform Support of 14th Amendment Protections for the Pre-Born a “Significant Contribution” to Restoring Legal Protections to ALL 


However, one of the leading candidates for Vice President for the GOP provided a troubling perspective on the need to defend preborn life in the days leading up to this vote. On NBC’s Meet the Press, Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance said, “On the question of the abortion pill the Supreme Court made a decision in saying that the American people should have access to that medication, Donald Trump has supported that opinion, I support that opinion.” 

Sen. Vance’s comments about what the U.S. Supreme Court said about Chemical Abortion Pills are wrong – and strangely out of character.  

It’s worth pointing out that SFLAction has proudly stood with Sen. Vance on defending preborn life previously and supporting mothers. He spoke out against the Ohio election loss in November 2023, calling it “a gut punch” when abortion was written into state law with the passage  of Issue 1 

On another occasion, Vance endorsed a “a minimum national standard” on defending pre-born life.  

And he scored a solid “A-” on the most recent pro-life Report Card for the 118th Congress. 



READ:  How All 50 States Delegations Scored in the 2024 Pro-Life Generation Report Card 


The truth is that these dangerous, life-ending pills were not given a free pass by the U.S. Supreme Court – instead, it sent the case back for further review. This decision sadly didn’t look at the heart of the concerns in the case, arguing that more direct victims are needed for further legal review. One must wonder how many more victims are needed given that Chemical Abortion Pills make up more than 60% of abortions in America these days, making it the number one killer of preborn children.  

These pills are distributed without oversight – all thanks to the Federal Drug Administration’s (FDA) policy of “No Test, Online Distribution of Chemical Abortion Pills” leading to abortion water pollution causing chaos in women’s lives, loss of life, and danger to our waterways.  

Even those who support abortion cannot find a good argument for exposing women to injury, infertility, death, and abusers, or, to endorse abortion water pollution. With the No Test, Online Chemical Abortion Pill distribution scheme, right now chemically tainted blood, placenta tissue, and human remains are flushed into our waterways, and the FDA and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ignore those issues.  




The Democratic Party leadership, three presidents, and their major donor – as in Planned Parenthood – don’t care what happens to women and children as long as a baby dies.  

Assuming that Former President Trump wins another term in office this November, this weaponized use of federal agencies must be addressed.  

And if Sen. Vance is part of that administration, as Vice President or otherwise, the GOP needs to address the reality that abortion is a federal issue because of funding for Planned Parenthood and the way federal agencies treat the issue. We know Sen. Vance cares about those preborn lives and their mothers, too. We hope to see that concern shine through in his leadership when, or if, his time in the next administration comes.