Leaders of the U.S. Bishops Conference (USCCB) have condemned a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) determination to stop implementing the “in-person dispensing requirement” for chemical abortion capsules throughout the the rest of the coronavirus public well being emergency.
“It is difficult to see the FDA’s decision to not enforce important safety protocols as anything other than callous capitulation to the requests of abortion activists without regard for the health and safety of the women involved,” Kansas City Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, chairman of the Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, stated in a statement Friday.
Public well being officers put this requirement in place greater than 20 years in the past, beneath President Bill Clinton, Archbishop Naumann famous, “as a necessary precondition to ensure that pregnant women do not have contraindications that would make the abortion pills even more unsafe and possibly deadly for the woman.”
Not solely does the choice endanger the lives of numerous unborn kids; it places the lives of moms in peril, the archbishop famous, as a result of it removes essential safeguards for his or her well being.
An in-person analysis by a medical skilled is important to precisely decide the age of the infant (abortion capsules are solely accepted to be used within the first 70 days), whether or not the being pregnant is ectopic (which the girl has no method of understanding on her personal), and to check and deal with for Rh-incompatibility between mom and child.
“Without this information and proper treatment, a woman’s health, future fertility, and life are placed in serious jeopardy,” he added.
The archbishop condemned the choice as irresponsible in addition to deceitful as a result of it conveys a false message concerning the security of chemical abortions.
“With this decision, not only are women being sold the lie that abortion will solve their problems, but also that chemical abortion is a safe and easy way to go about it,” he warned.
“By pushing women away from medical oversight, abortion advocates are luring women into isolated, unsafe, and medically unwise decisions,” he concluded. “The inalienable dignity of women and their unborn children deserves so much more.”