A handful of states have been successful at protecting women from the abortion industry’s abusive off-label use of chemical abortion drugs. No more.
This week, profit-driven industry successfully lobbied the Obama administration to weaken FDA guidelines for the drugs, basically nullifying the protective laws.
Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses routinely used the abortion drug regimen RU-486 off-label, prescribing it later in pregnancy and using lower doses than the FDA recommended. These measures saved the abortion businesses money but put unsuspecting women in greater danger of complications.
In an effort to crack down on the dangerous practice, state legislators in Ohio, Texas, North Dakota, Arizona, Arkansas and Oklahoma passed legislation to require that abortion clinics follow FDA standards for chemical abortions. The regulations went into effect in Ohio, North Dakota and Texas, while court challenges have prevented the others from taking effect, according to KARE 11 News.