New State Law Prevents Biden/Harris Regs from Allowing Dangerous Mail-Order Chemical Abortions in Texas

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

On Thursday, the FDA significantly weakened its chemical abortion safety regulations by permanently removing the “in-person dispensing requirement” and allowing distribution of the chemical abortion drugs by mail. However, in Texas, thanks to a timely new law that went into effect this month, mail-order abortion drugs are banned and will not put women at risk.

At the request of pro-life Governor Greg Abbott last summer, the Legislature passed SB 4, the Chemical Abortion Safety Protocols bill, and it went into effect on December 2. The law requires a face-to-face appointment with a doctor to dispense the abortion drugs after determining whether the pregnancy is ectopic, how far along her baby has developed, whether the woman is Rh-negative, and whether the woman is a victim of forced abortion.

SB 4 also creates a felony offense for illegally transporting the abortion-causing drugs by mail or other means so out-of-state offenders can be extradited to Texas and stand trial.

“We applaud the vision of Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, Speaker Dade Phelan, and the pro-life legislators who made SB 4 a law,” said Texas Alliance for Life’s Executive Director Joe Pojman, Ph.D. “This means the women in our state continue to be protected from the harms of mail-order abortions, despite the foolishness of the Biden/Harris administration in their push to remove protections for women seeking drug-induced abortions in our country.”

The law protects women from the risks of unsupervised use of abortion pills, including:

  • Hemorrhage or death from an undiagnosed ectopic pregnancy,
  • Risk to future pregnancy by undiagnosed Rh factor,
  • Hemorrhaging and infection from use of abortion pills later in pregnancy, and
  • Use of abortion pills for forced abortions by sex traffickers.

Texas Alliance for Life was an integral part of a coalition of organizations that worked with the authors of SB 4, Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr. (D-Brownsville) and Rep. Stephanie Klick (R-Fort Worth), to successfully get it passed and to the Governor’s desk.

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Joseph Menslage

As the President and Publisher of Katy and Fort Bend Christian Magazines, Joe Menslage is committed to covering social and political news from a Christian worldview. He founded Katy Christian Magazine in 2005, which swept the greater Houston and Katy areas like a storm. That’s when Joe realized the urgent need for publications willing to give voices to the voiceless, without political correctness or censorship. Joe Menslage founded sister-publication Fort Bend Christian Magazine in 2014. Prior to creating Katy Christian Magazine, Joe Menslage led a colorful life. He was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, spent a great deal of his childhood in Colorado, and lived in a couple of other states before he moved to Houston in 1981. Joe was God-gifted with an entrepreneurial mind, and self-started other business ventures before he found his calling. In Joe’s words, our innate talents are given by the Lord, and are meant to be used to serve the Lord. Aside from being a President and Publisher, Joe Menslage is also the co-founder of Katy Christian Chamber of Commerce, where Christians can network, build business connections, listen to passionate speakers, and enjoy monthly breakfasts and lunches. Joe Menslage also hosts a weekly political satire YouTube channel. Joe Menslage has four children. Outside of work, he enjoys hiking, watching zombie movies and K dramas, ax-throwing and Krav Maga.