Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and 19 other Republicans in the chamber have asked the FDA to remove a "deadly" abortion pill from the U.S. market.
The senators sent Dr. Stephen Hahn, the FDA commissioner, a letter dated Sept. 1 that outlined their reasons for wanting the pill banned.
"It is by now nakedly obvious that the abortion industry and its allies in the media, billionaire philanthropic circles, and special interest groups have wanted an unregulated and demedicalized abortion pill since the moment the FDA first approved it in 2000," the letter reads.
"As you may further know, the Clinton administration approved this lethal drug under pressure from these same groups and under a highly politicized approval process. We believe this deadly pill should never have been approved, yet the abortion industry was politically rewarded with an accelerated approval process normally reserved for high-risk drugs that address life-threatening illnesses like AIDS."
The letter cited FDA data that claimed the pill has killed in excess of 3.7 million fetuses and 24 mothers. And it has caused "at least 4,195 adverse maternal reactions including hemorrhage, excruciating abdominal pain, and severe life-threatening infections. Of course, adverse events are notoriously underreported, which makes the true number impossible to assess."
The letter concludes, "To protect vulnerable women and children, we strongly urge the FDA to remove this deadly drug from the U.S. market and exercise its authority under 21 CFR § 2.5, declaring it an 'imminent hazard to public health.'"
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