The Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine is suing the FDA in an ongoing case citing the FDA’s failure to properly test the chemical abortion drug mifepristone, also known as “RU486” and “Mifeprex”.1 Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk in Texas originally extended the lawsuit deadline for a decision on this case until February 24th, but no ruling has been announced yet.
Currently, the chemical “abortion pill” regimen approved by the FDA is comprised of two different drugs, mifepristone and misoprostol. A chemical abortion uses both of these drugs to end a pregnancy and then expel the fetus from the body.
The Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine states that the FDA’s expedited approval process made no attempt to study the impact of mifepristone and misoprostol on women under 18 and has led to significant harm to girls and women, resulting in a large percentage of them requiring additional surgical abortions, emergency department visits, contracting infections, and undergoing hemorrhaging.2
The abortion pill impacts each woman’s health differently. Do not take the abortion pill without first meeting with a licensed healthcare provider to fully understand how it could impact you and your health.