Pence Breaks Silence On Supreme Court’s Abortion Pill Ruling

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – Former Vice President Mike Pence has claimed that the Supreme Court needed to overturn the approval granted by the Food and Drug Administration for mifepristone, the abortion drug. 

The comment was made on Tuesday by Pence in a column posted by the Washington Examiner. As he argued the FDA is meant to protect public health by making sure that the medicine available is safe to use. However, he pointed out that it was tragic that the FDA had provided approval for the abortion drug mifepristone which he referred to as dangerous. He also accused the administration of abdicating its duty in order to promote abortion. 

Still, Pence argued that it was up to the Supreme Court to right this wrong. He pointed out that the FDA’s initial approval of the drug in 2000 had been “illegal” and under rules that gave the agency the option to approve drugs that help provide meaningful therapeutic benefits for several illnesses. He added that pregnancy should not be considered an illness and that an abortion was not a treatment. 

Pence proceeded to claim that chemical abortions were more dangerous than surgical ones and that death rates from abortion pills were four times more common than death rates from surgical abortions. He added that since December 2022 there have been 32 reported deaths connected to mifepristone. Studies have also found that 10 percent of the women who used the abortion pill required follow-up treatment while 20 percent experienced some type of adverse effect, such as hemorrhaging or an infection.

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