As Roe vs. Wade Appears in Jeopardy, the FDA Okays Distribution of Abortion Drug Without an In-Person Medical Examination and by Mail

Credit: Jim Thompson, used with permission

Moloch is preparing for the end of his bacchanalia of child-killing.

Last week, a clear majority of the Supreme Court signaled that it was finished dipping its hands into the blood of millions of legally slaughtered Americans (see Supreme Court Humiliates Biden, Refuses to Stop Texas Heartbeat Law, and Gorsuch and the Wise Latina Have a Public Spat). By leaving in place a Texas law that outlaws abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, five justices essentially ruled that a state has the right to regulate abortion much as it can regulate tattooing and acupuncture.

The assumption that the illegal Roe abortion regime is about to be sent to meet Dred Scott, Plessy vs. Ferguson, Buck vs. Bell wherever it is that hideously unjust Supreme Court opinions go when they are overturned is widespread on the left.

For instance, there is the plan to turn California into a Disneyland of abortion:

With more than two dozen states poised to ban abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court gives them the OK next year, California clinics and their allies in the state Legislature on Wednesday revealed a plan to make the state a “sanctuary” for those seeking reproductive care, including possibly paying for travel, lodging and procedures for people from other states.
The California Future of Abortion Council, made up of more than 40 abortion providers and advocacy groups, released a list of 45 recommendations for the state to consider if the high court overturns Roe v. Wade — the 48-year-old decision that forbids states from outlawing abortion.

Some celebs are talking about LARPing as some sort of demented version of Harriet Tubman. Instead of smuggling young women to freedom, however, they would be sending them to a place where they can safely murder their children instead.

A more bizarre happening took place at the Food and Drug Administration where that agency allowed the abortion drug mifepristone (I’m using this as shorthand as the drug is supposed to be administered with a prostaglandin chaser) to be sent directly to pregnant women rather than to their physician where it would be administered in a medical setting.
The F.D.A.’s action means that medication abortion, an increasingly common method authorized in the United States for pregnancies up to 10 weeks’ gestation, will become more available to women who find it difficult to travel to an abortion provider or prefer to terminate a pregnancy in their homes. It allows patients to have a telemedicine appointment with a provider who can prescribe abortion pills and send them to the patient by mail.

Earlier this year, for the duration of the pandemic, the F.D.A. temporarily lifted the in-person requirement on mifepristone, the first of two drugs used to end a pregnancy. The decision to make this change permanent is likely to deepen the already polarizing divisions between conservative and liberal states on abortion. In 19 states, mostly in the South and the Midwest, telemedicine visits for medication abortion are banned, and these and other conservative states can be expected to pass other laws to further curtail access to abortion pills.

Yet other states, like California and New York, which have taken steps in recent years to further solidify access to abortion, are expected to increase the availability of the method and provide opportunities for women in states with restrictions to obtain abortion pills by traveling to a state that allows them.

Pro-life groups were appalled. For instance, Susan B. Anthony List State Policy Director Sue Liebel issued this statement:

The Biden administration’s reckless move puts countless women and unborn children in danger. Abortion activists’ longtime wish has been to turn every post office and pharmacy into an abortion center. They promote abortion drugs as easy, painless and private. Science says otherwise. Women who take chemical abortion pills are significantly more at risk of serious complications and more likely to require a visit to the emergency room. Some women even die. Already-exhausted ER doctors and nurses will be forced to ‘clean up after’ an abortion industry that puts profits before safety and won’t regulate itself – all to please Biden’s radical base and pay back political allies.

We thank pro-life leaders at both the state and federal level for fighting to enact commonsense safeguards into law. Legislators nationwide should act urgently to protect vulnerable women and children.

This is a dumb policy and a cruel policy. From a women’s health perspective, this is a disastrous move with no other motive than placating the deep-pocket pro-abort donors the Democrats desperately need to keep 2022 electoral losses down to a mere bloodbath. Waiving an in-person exam prevents a doctor from adequately evaluating a woman’s suitability for the abortion cocktail. If someone is being coerced into ending a pregnancy, the lack of a face-to-face meeting in private will prevent the doctor from finding this out. Making the drugs easier to obtain also increases the chances of being used illegally to cause an abortion because someone other than the mother doesn’t want a child.

A twisted Florida man was sentenced to nearly 14 years in prison for tricking his ex-girlfriend into taking an abortion pill last year and killing their 6-week old fetus.

One thing you can be sure of is that we will never have a clear idea of what the costs of this DIY abortion program will be. Like with botched “clinical” abortions, doctors and hospitals will hide the real causes because most medical professionals have bought into the abortion dogma. Hopefully, at some future date, the FDA will be run by people who don’t keep a signed photograph of Unit 731 as a motivational poster in their office, and this grotesque policy can be reversed.