SAVE Moms and Babies Act (H.R. 4399 / S. 3072)
A rising threat to the lives of unborn babies is the chemical abortion pill. The number of chemical abortions in the US has gone up dramatically, while the overall number of abortions has decreased. COVID-19 is expected to only make the problem worse, with more women (and teen girls) seeking chemical abortions at home—even illegally, by mail and without a doctor’s prescription. This is especially scary because chemical abortion can be more painful, traumatic, and risky for women than surgical abortion. But there is hope: a new bill has been introduced that could help protect mothers and babies from chemical abortion.
TAKE ACTION NOW TO help protect moms and babies from chemical abortion.
The Support and Value Expectant (SAVE) Moms & Babies Act (H.R. 4399 / S. 3072) could help improve regulation of chemical abortion pills. The SAVE Moms & Babies Act would codify current FDA (Food and Drug Administration) safety regulations requiring physicians to dispense the pills, prevent providers from dispensing these drugs remotely, by mail, or via tele-medicine, and prevent the (FDA) from approving new chemical abortion drugs or from making labeling changes to existing abortion drugs.
Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith introduced S. 3072. On September 22, Senator Hyde-Smith went to the Senate floor to ask the Senate to adopt the bill by “unanimous consent”. While this request did not succeed, it did provide an opportunity to talk about the dangers of chemical abortion and to raise awareness about the need for this bill. You can watch Senator Hyde-Smith’s request and other senators’ comments starting at 6:43:55.
Please TAKE ACTION NOW to urge your Senators and Representative to co-sponsor and work to enact S. 3072 or H.R. 4399 or to thank them if they have already done so.
Although the national abortion rate has declined by 8 percent from 2014, the use of the abortion pill, or chemical abortion, now accounts for 39 percent of all abortions—up from 29 percent in 2014. The abortion lobby views chemical abortion as the future of the abortion industry for a variety of reasons and it is working hard to make it easier to obtain, including through the mail, turning pharmacies and post offices into abortion dispensers.
Currently, the chemical abortion pill, Mifeprex, has a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) label on it by the FDA, indicating it is a dangerous drug with known serious risks. Chemical abortions, when compared to surgical abortions, have a higher complication rate and result in a higher rate of emergency room visits. If the REMS requirements are removed, as the abortion industry is seeking to do, patients won’t need ultrasound or medical examination before receiving this drug, and a single health care provider could mail out chemical abortion pills to women and young girls across the country, bypassing protections like parental involvement, waiting periods, and informed consent.