Readers’ Views

Is this hypocrisy?

To the Editor:

There is an organization called the Alliance Defending Freedom. I thought good, this group advocates for citizens’ right to make decisions that effect their life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Then I read in the Sentinel that this organization filed a lawsuit to challenge the FDA’s approval of the drug, mifepristone, which was approved 23 years ago. Mifepristone is used to end a pregnancy that is less than 70 days in duration. It is also used to expel the uterine lining when a fetus is lost through natural causes, but the body does not expel the lining in the uterus.

If the Alliance is successful in this lawsuit, doctors will no longer be able to prescribe this medication to women that are pregnant or lost the fetus, but have not sloughed the uterine lining. Now I think the Alliance’s argument is that they are saving lives by preventing abortions.

So they are placing a fetus’ life above an adult woman’s life?

Recently there were 2 or 3 women that testified that their lives were in grave danger specifically because they did not have access to mifepristone. Oh, yeah, it is also used for diabetics with Cushing’s syndrome, so good luck there.

Terry Riggs


Today's breaking news and more in your inbox

I'm interested in (please check all that apply)
Are you a paying subscriber to the newspaper? *


Starting at $4.65/week.

Subscribe Today