CNA Staff, Jul 29, 2020 / 08:00 am America/Denver (CNA).
Pro-life leaders have asked the head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to remove the abortion pill from the U.S. market, in a letter sent on Tuesday.
The letter was signed by nearly two dozen pro-life leaders. They urged FDA commissioner Stephen Hahn to exercise statutory authority and classify the abortion pill mifepristone as a public health hazard, in the face of attempts by abortion advocates to stop FDA regulations of the abortion pill regimen during the pandemic.
“We urge you to protect American women and preborn children by removing the abortion pill (mifepristone) from the US market,” said the letter, first reported by National Review.
Signers of the letter include Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List; Jeanne Mancini, president of March for Life; Catherine Glenn Foster, president and CEO of Americans United for Life; Ryan Bomberger, co-founder of the Radiance Foundation; and Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.
They urged Hahn to invoke statute 21 CFR § 2.5 and list the abortion pill as an “imminent hazard to the public health” that poses a “significant threat of danger.” The rule gives the FDA the authority under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to declare a product or practice poses an immediate threat to public health due to evidence.