Abortion Pill in Court / News Roundup

Date: May 19, 2023
Host: Jim Schneider
​Guest: Dr. Ingrid Skop (1st 10 min)
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Dr. Ingrid Skop is vice president and director of medical affairs for the Charlotte Lozier Institute.  She is a board-certified OB/GYN who has delivered more than 5,000 babies over a long career in Texas.  Unfortunately she has had first-hand experience in treating women for complications of the abortion pill

Jim and Dr. Skop opened this edition of Crosstalk with discussion concerning this controversial pill, also known as Mifepristone.  There are conflicting rulings in  the lower courts, with the Supreme Court allowing the use of this pill to go on as this case works its way up through the court system.

What’s important to note is that Mifepristone is not the same as emergency contraception or Plan B.  Those options hope to avoid fertilization after intercourse.  Mifepristone is taken when a pregnancy is known to exist with the intent of ending that unborn human life.

Mifepristone blocks progesterone receptors and cuts off support of the embryo or fetus and kills it.  This is followed up by Misoprostol that then induces labor.

While Mifepristone (The French name is RU-486) has been said to be safer than Tylenol.  Dr. Skop noted that this is false as even their own studies say 1-2% complications.  However, they don’t know all the complications because reporting isn’t mandatory.  She indicated that when you do quality studies, you determine that about 1 out of 20 women will fail completely, will need surgery, and that surgery will be 4 times more complicated than a surgical abortion.  That makes this drug combination one that frequently injures women.

Review this segment of the broadcast and you’ll learn more including how the Mifepristone process can be reversed, what’s at the heart of the current lawsuit, the FDA’s thoughts on removal of this drug from the market, when to expect a ruling from the 5th Circuit Court and more.

As this Crosstalk moved along, Jim also looked at some weekly news items.  Here’s a sample of what he presented: 

–A federal judge rebuked the Department of Homeland Security for releasing 2,567 migrants on “parole” even after he had issued a temporary restraining order, and demanded that the department track what happens to those migrants as they disperse throughout the country.

–Governor Greg Abbott of Texas has sent a bus of migrants to the sanctuary city of Denver, Colorado.

–Congressman Michael Waltz of Florida has said that the Taliban were giving terrorists “visas and passports” after a suspect on the terrorist watch list was detained at the border.

–At least 6 on the terror watch list were caught crossing what was formerly known as the southern border.

–At least six more schools in New York are about to begin temporarily housing incoming migrants in their gyms.

–Surveillance video from a property in Eagle Pass, Texas, shows a soldier opening a gate to allow a large group of aliens to cross the border into the country illegally.

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