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National Right to Life on Biden Administration’s Push for Abortion During National Women’s Health Week

May 13, 2024 | 2024 Press Releases, Press Releases, Press Room

WASHINGTON — On Friday, the Biden White House issued a proclamation declaring this week, May 13-May 18, National Women’s Health Week.

“Ironically, Joe Biden’s push for unlimited abortion during National Women’s Health Week follows Mother’s Day when we honor moms,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “Tragically, every abortion takes the life of a preborn child and places a woman at risk of death or injury.” 

Hemorrhaging, uterine perforation, and incomplete abortions are abortion complications that can cause the death of a healthy young woman. In 2012, Tonya Reaves lost her life after hemorrhaging from a second-trimester abortion performed at a Planned Parenthood facility. In 2016, Cree Erwin-Sheppard died from complications following an aspiration abortion performed at a Planned Parenthood facility.

Chemical abortions using mifepristone and misoprostol have been linked to 32 deaths in the United States. The FDA itself warns that these abortion drugs have the potential to send one out of every 25 women to the emergency room. In studies from other countries that actually still track complications, unlike the FDA, the number of women who go to the emergency room after taking these drugs is estimated to be as many as one out of every 10.

“Abortion is not healthcare,” said Tobias. “Joe Biden and pro-abortion Democrats actively campaign on behalf of a multi-million-dollar-a-year abortion industry that fails women and takes the lives of their children.”

Founded in 1968, the National  Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of 50 state right-to-life affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement, NRLC works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide, and euthanasia.