ACLU Sues Federal Government to Sell Abortion Drugs Over the Counter

Hawaiian abortion activist Dr. Graham Chelius is suing the FDA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with the ACLU’s help to loosen current rules designed to protect women through restrictions in connection with the distribution of the abortion drug, RU-486. Instead of making the abortifacient available only through certified providers at medical facilities, Chelius contends that the drug should be available in every American pharmacy. But pro-lifers believe that such a change is irresponsible because women who take the drug to induce a chemical abortion could suffer consequences that only a medical professional could remedy.

“If they [abortion drugs] are mishandled, they result in serious injury. To just distribute them and put them in an automatic dispenser like a can of soda is absolutely medical malpractice,” Americans United for Life spokeswoman Kristi Hamrick told the Washington Post earlier this year.

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