Here was our letter:
July 16th, 2020
The President of the United States
THE WHITE HOUSE
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Dear Mr. President:
The Iowa Coalition of Pro-Life leaders needs your immediate assistance. A pilot project called TelAbortion was recently launched in Iowa, along with a dozen other states, which allows Iowa women to obtain abortion pills via the mail.
We are concerned that this program poses grave risk to Iowa women and especially teen girls.
RU-486 (mifepristone and misoprostol) is a dangerous medication that kills unborn children in the womb and harms women both physically and emotionally. The idea that girls and women across Iowa could receive this dangerous drug through the mail without ever seeing a physician in person causes grave concern among Iowa parents and grandparents and religious and pro-life leaders. We are especially concerned that school-aged teen girls could obtain these abortion pills without a parent’s knowledge.
The Food and Drug Administration hasn’t allowed RU-486 to be distributed via the mail in the past. The side effects are profound, according to their website. However, the FDA under the guidance of the previous administration made an exception, allowing the New York based Gynuity Health Projects to initiate a study. This study has now reached Iowa.
Iowa had enjoyed a two decade decline in human abortion, until the advent of chemical abortions. The uptick we are now experiencing will only increase with the availability of mail order abortions.
You have been the most pro-life president in history. You recognize that humanity is a scientific fact at the instant of fertilization.
Mr. President, can you ask the FDA to withdraw support from this reckless study? It is unconscionable that any woman could take this deadly medication without seeing a physician in person.
Maggie DeWitte, Chairperson
THE IOWA COALITION of PRO-LIFE LEADERS
The Trump administration opposed mail order abortion pills
On August 26th last year, the Trump administration appealed a decision made by a federal judge that allowed abortion facilities to mail drugs to women, even without ever seeing a doctor.
A U.S. District Judge, Theodore Chuang of Maryland, had caved to a lawsuit filed by pro-abortion groups that demanded that the dangerous drug be allowed to be mailed, despite U.S. Food and Drug Administration safety rules to the contrary.
The abortion groups argued that the relaxing of safety protocols was necessary to protect women from possible exposure to COVID-19 in abortion clinics.
Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Trump Administration, 6-3 in Food and Drug Administration v. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FDA v. ACOG).
You can read more about the decision at LifeNews.
Does this impact the Iowa situation where mail order abortion pills are permissible under a test program? Check back later this week for an update. Be sure to subscribe to our blog so you don’t miss out.