Webster Joins Colleagues Calling for FDA to Protect Children, Rescind Dangerous Abortion Pill Regulations
January 11, 2023
Webster Joins Colleagues Calling for FDA to Protect Children, Rescind Dangerous Abortion Pill RegulationsWASHINGTON, D.C. – Florida Congressman Daniel Webster, R-Clermont, joined Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) today in sending a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), alongside 23 Republican members of Congress, calling on the administration to safeguard women and children’s health by rescinding its dangerous, problematic abortion pill regulations.
The letter comes after FDA Commissioner Califf modified the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for mifepristone, allowing greater access to a drug used for elective chemical abortions.
“In addition to killing her unborn baby, consuming mifepristone poses significant health risks for pregnant women…the FDA has sacrificed important safeguards against potential misuse and harm, jeopardizing the safety of patients,” the members wrote.
“Modifying the REMS to remove the in-person dispensing requirement will turn many post offices and pharmacies into abortion clinics. It is not in the best interest of patients, including the mother and unborn child. It shows a complete disregard for protecting mothers and unborn children that will result in more innocent lives lost,” the members continued.
Additional signers include Reps. Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Brad Wenstrup, D.P.M. (R-OH), August Pfluger (R-TX), William R. Timmons, IV (R-SC), Debbie Lesko (R-AZ), Darrell Issa (R-CA), Brian Babin, D.D.S. (R-TX), John R. Moolenaar (R-MI), Brian J. Mast (R-FL), Lisa C. McClain (R-MI), Thomas P. Tiffany (R-WI), Russell Fry (R-SC), Jerry L. Carl (R-AL), Bill Posey (R-FL), Rick W. Allen (R-GA), Andrew S. Clyde (R-GA), Bill Johnson (R-OH), Ben Cline (R-VA), Bob Good (R-VA), Jake Ellzey (R-TX), Lauren Boebert (R-CO), Robert B. Aderholt (R-AL), and Randy Feenstra (R-IA).
Read the full letter text here.