Texas Lawmaker Suggests House Republicans Defund F.D.A. Programs 

Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX) has hinted that House Republicans may vote to defund Food and Drug Administration programs if President Joe Biden follows through on his plan to appeal the federal verdict suspending F.D.A. clearance of the abortion drug mifepristone.

The Food and Drug Administration approved mifepristone last week, but more than half of all abortions involve mifepristone since it was legalized over two decades ago. Kacsmaryk claimed that the F.D.A. ignored requests and blocked court reviews to hasten the approval of the harmful drug’s release to the market.

Biden has pledged to oppose the Texas verdict, arguing that it represents another unprecedented step in restricting women’s rights and endangering their health.

While Democrats like Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) have been lobbying the Biden administration to ignore the decision, Rep. Gonzales warned in an interview on Sunday that this is sending a very dangerous message.

Gonzales claimed that the Republican majority in the House held the purse strings. And if the administration wants to refrain from abiding by this order, that’s an issue too. House Republicans on the appropriations side may eventually have to defund inefficient Food and Drug Administration programs.

Judge Kacsmaryk ruled in favor of the Alliance for Hippocrates Medicine and other pro-life groups, who had sued the F.D.A. in November, charging the agency of reckless and insufficient screening of the abortion drug regimen using mifepristone and of removing restrictions designed to protect the safety of women.

Senior Attorney at the A.D.F. Erik Baptist contended that F.D.A. authorities never could authorize these pharmaceuticals and eliminate crucial protections.

Baptist argued that pregnancy is not a medical condition and that chemical abortion medications do not offer any therapeutic advantage but instead put the mother’s health at risk and end the unborn child’s life.

Polling by Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America found that the majority of Americans do not have faith in the F.D.A.’s claims that mail-order abortion drugs are safe, with 75% of respondents agreeing that the F.D.A. should have done studies on young women before authorizing the abortion pill for use by those under the age of 18.

Ingrid Skop, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., a board-certified OB-GYN who has practiced in Texas for almost 30 years at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, was a senior fellow and the director of medical affairs. Skop claimed in a press release that she had operated on at least a dozen women who had suffered complications from abortion pills. These complications included the need for blood transfusions, the treatment of severe infections, and the emotional distress caused by seeing a dead child in the toilet.

Even though more than a dozen states have established solid protections for unborn babies and mothers, S.B.A. Pro-Life U.S.A. President Marjorie Dannenfelser claims that the abortion industry has relied on abortion drugs as a backstop.

According to Dannenfelser, women have a right to know about the safe and effective abortion pill reversal that has saved thousands of unborn babies after women regretted taking mifepristone to cause an abortion. These centers and maternity homes are among the nearly 3,000 in the United States that offer vital services to expectant mothers at no cost. Pro-lifers can always count on being treated with kindness and consideration.

There will be a week for the Biden administration to file an appeal.