How the FDA’s decision to allow the telemedical prescription of Mifepristone does (and does not) change abortion

Part Three: No Matter What Happens with the Law, Still Abortion By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note.  Part One addressed claims that at-home abortions would be easier and Part Two made clear that self-managed abortions will be more dangerous. In Part Three, Dr. O’Bannon will explore what role …

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How the FDA’s decision to allow the telemedical prescription of Mifepristone does (and does not) change abortion

Part Two: Abortion without Clinics and Greater Risk By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note In Part One Dr. O’Bannon outlined how the only one these bloody, extremely painful chemical abortions are easier for is the abortionist who only does a cursory interview, prescribes the pills and ships them …

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How the FDA’s decision to allow the telemedical prescription of Mifepristone does (and does not) change abortion Part One: Easier for Abortionists

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research When the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) was first considering authorizing the sale of the chemical abortifacient mifepristone (also known as RU-486), reporters used to ask me all the time how I thought this would “change the abortion debate.” I tended to respond …

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FDA authorizes telemedical abortion, home use of abortion pills

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research On December 16, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it had completed a review of chemical abortion regulations launched by the Biden administration in May, determining whether the abortion pills could be shipped to women’s homes without a woman first seeing a doctor. …

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Addressing Serious Misinformation about Abortion Pill Reversal

Editor’s note. Dr. O’Bannon was asked to testify in Wisconsin back in October on requiring information about APR—abortion pill reversal—for women undergoing chemical abortions. This is the testimony he submitted, edited here for publication. I am Dr. Randall K. O’Bannon, the director of research and education for National Right to Life. I have been researching and writing …

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Data from British Hospitals Show At-Home Chemical Abortions Considerably Less Safe, Effective than Advertised

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research Whenever the abortion industry publishes yet another study claiming that chemical abortions or, in particular, those at-home, “self-managed,” Do-It-Yourself (DIY) “medical” abortions are absolutely safe, National Right to Life has repeatedly and insistently pointed out that these studies are incredibly flawed. They are based …

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Telemedicine Abortion Fails Women and Their Unborn Children: Even a 5% “Failure” Rate Means Likely 17,000+ Women Dealing with Failed, Incomplete Abortion, Possibility of Surgical Intervention

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research The constant refrain of abortion advocates is that mifepristone (the first of the two-drug chemical regimen) ought to be available by telemedicine and mail because it has been shown to be “safe and effective,” poses no real harm to women and allows them the …

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Study Claims, But Fails to Show “Self-Managed” Chemical Abortions “Highly Effective and Safe”

By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research Another day, yet another study from abortion advocates claiming that Do-It-Yourself (DIY) or “self-managed” chemical abortions are safe and effective.  This latest one is a study of about a thousand pregnant women in Argentina and Nigeria – where abortion was illegal at the time …

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Regulations needed to stop dangerous telemedical “medication” abortions — Part V

Safety, efficacy claims for telemedical, mail-order mifepristone abortions are based on dubious studies By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. The issues raised here in this series are part of a larger more detailed defense and analysis of the FDA’s regulations on mifepristone offered in National Right to Life’s …

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Regulations needed to stop dangerous telemedical “medication” abortions — Part IV

Telemedical, Mail-Order Abortions Lack Critical Safeguards By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Years of experience have demonstrated that the chemical abortion process inherently comes with failures, risks, and dangers to women. This is why the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), since the pill was first approved, has limited its …

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Regulations needed to stop dangerous telemedical “medication” abortions — Part III

The FDA’s REMS regulations were put in place to address real safety issues with chemical abortions By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. The issues raised here in this series are part of a larger more detailed defense and analysis of the FDA’s regulations on mifepristone offered in National …

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Regulations needed to stop dangerous telemedical “medication” abortions — Part II

Chemical abortions are difficult and dangerous By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. The issues raised here in this series are part of a larger more detailed defense and analysis of the FDA’s regulations on mifepristone offered in National Right to Life’s “Special Report” found at nrlc.org/uploads/reports/RUREMSDefenseReport.pdf. Yesterday we …

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