Congress Urges Supreme Court – Restore Mifepristone Restrictions Amid Safety Concerns

Congress Urges Supreme Court – Restore Mifepristone Restrictions Amid Safety Concerns

In November 2023, a significant development occurred as over 100 members of Congress voiced their support for pro-life groups in AHM v. FDA, urging the Supreme Court to rule in their favor.

Subsequently, several lawmakers gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol to emphasize the importance of reinstating restrictions on mifepristone, a medication used in medical abortions.

Concerns about FDA’s Actions:

Representative August Pfluger from Texas expressed concern about what he perceived as the FDA’s politicization and disregard for federal law in relation to mifepristone regulations.

He emphasized the need to prioritize the health and safety of women over political considerations in healthcare decision-making.

Criticism of FDA and Industry:

Representative Tim Burchett from Tennessee criticized both the FDA and the pharmaceutical industry, accusing them of prioritizing profit over safety.

He condemned what he described as a predatory industry targeting vulnerable individuals, particularly young girls.

Pro-Life Advocacy from Medical Professionals:

Dr. Christina Francis, a prominent OB-GYN and CEO of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, underscored the risks associated with allowing women to perform chemical abortions at home without adequate medical supervision.

She highlighted the importance of in-person doctor visits for ensuring patient safety and preventing serious complications.

Impact on Abortion Groups:

While lawmakers hoped that increasing protections for mifepristone would be a unifying effort, pro-abortion groups, such as the Women’s March, strongly oppose any restrictions on the medication.

These groups plan to protest outside the Supreme Court during the hearing, viewing the case as a crucial battleground for women’s reproductive rights.

Legal Perspective and Religious Support:

Erik Baptist, the lead attorney from the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) representing pro-life groups, criticized the FDA’s decision to lift mifepristone restrictions as unprecedented and reckless.

He emphasized the importance of the upcoming hearing and expressed gratitude for the support of the U.S. bishops, who have called for national prayer for the case.


The AHM v. FDA case represents a significant legal and moral battleground concerning abortion rights and medication regulations.

While pro-life advocates seek to reinstate restrictions on mifepristone to prioritize women’s safety, pro-abortion groups vehemently oppose any limitations, setting the stage for a contentious legal battle with far-reaching implications.

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