Priests for Life: 5th Circuit validates concerns about unsafe chemical abortion

Priests for Life

Publication Date: August 16, 2023

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Contact:  Leslie Palma


TITUSVILLE, FL – Priests for Life National Director Frank Pavone and Executive Director Janet Morana issued the following statements today regarding the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to keep the abortion drug mifepristone on the market but with restored safeguards and an end to mail-order abortion.

“Since the mid 1990s, Priests for Life has been warning that the FDA, under Democrat administrations, has been endangering women by cutting corners and rushing to make baby-killing drugs available,” Pavone said. “This decision validates our concerns.

“The abortion distortion, as we have called it for decades, means that all the rules change when it comes to promoting the killing of children in the womb.

“It is time for the pro-abortion community to stop pretending to be concerned about women and maybe find a little bit of real concern that would see the relevant safeguards as important.”

While expressing disappointment that mifepristone will remain on the market, Mrs. Morana said the ruling at least points to its potential to harm women.

“The Fifth Circuit understands that chemical abortion is not the safe, easy procedure the abortion industry insists it is,” she said. “Eliminating the ability of abortionists to mail pills to women is a step in the right direction, but the problem is, who will enforce it?”

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