The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved an extension for the use of abortion drug Mifeprex up to 70 days of pregnancy on Tuesday from a previous limit of 49 days despite possible health risks, including death.
Mifeprex, also known as mifepristone, blocks a hormone called progesterone that is needed for a pregnancy to continue according to the FDA. When used together with another medicine called misoprostol, the FDA says it can end an early pregnancy 70 days or less since the first day of the last menstrual period.
Mifeprex was first approved by the FDA in 2000 when it was also known as RU-486. On Tuesday the agency approved a supplemental application submitted by the drug company that markets Mifeprex which includes decreasing the dose of Mifeprex and the dosing regimen for taking Mifeprex and misoprostol along with the age of the pregnancy. Danco Laboratories, a New York firm with an unlisted phone number and address is the U.S. distributor of Mifeprex, according to CBS News. more >>
Pro-life groups are denouncing Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump for saying mothers who get an abortion should be punished.
At a town hall event hosted by MSNBC, Trump stated that pregnant women seeking an abortion should have "some form of punishment" for doing so.
Family Research Council Action President Tony Perkins released a statement saying that Trump's opinions on who should be punished shows he "is ill informed in this vital issue." more >>
Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Sen. Mike Lee of Utah have written a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, complaining that the Justice Department pursues "frivolous prosecutions" against the pro-life movement while favoring abortion clinics and neglecting protection of houses of worship.
"The DOJ's brazen pursuit (and subsequent online promotion) of — at best — frivolous prosecutions in the abortion context, combined with its failure to list any prosecutions or enforcement activities in the religious worship context, gives the distinct impression of a warped and biased enforcement of FACE by the DOJ," Cruz, a Republican presidential candidate, and Lee wrote.
The 1994 Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act prohibits any use or threat of force and physical obstruction outside abortion clinics and places of religious worship. more >>
Growing up, I loved reading the story of Esther — especially during the season of Purim, when the Jewish people celebrate a young woman and her boldness to protect her people from death and grave harm.
Today, the story has become more meaningful than ever before. As I reflected on the recent events at the U.S. Supreme Court, I realized that there is a similar situation unfolding in our culture. There is another group of people in danger: Texas women.
Pro-life and pro-abortion advocates strongly disagree on the psychological and physical health consequences of Roe v. Wade. Yet something I believe that both sides can, and should, agree on is the protection of women specifically addressed in Texas' HB 2 law which is currently being challenged at the U.S. Supreme Court. more >>
Virginia's Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed a bill that would have defunded Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion business.
McAuliffe vetoed House Bill 1090 on Tuesday, arguing in a statement that if the bill had become law it "would restrict access to healthcare services."
"This bill, aimed at Planned Parenthood, would harm tens of thousands of Virginians who rely on the healthcare services and programs provided by Planned Parenthood health centers by denying them access to affordable care," stated McAuliffe. more >>
Things get lost. Car keys, pens, gerbils that scamper from their cages. But there's lost and then there's lost.
James Meyers Jr. of Concord, North Carolina, was arrested on Tuesday for "failing to return a movie he had rented back in 2002." Incredibly, Meyers is scheduled for a court hearing on the long-lost video next month. more >>