Brecheen wants EPA study of mail-in chemical abortion drug


Oklahoma Congressman Josh Brecheen recently joined a handful of others in the House and Senate in raising an alarm about the harmful effects of the chemical abortion drug mifepristone.

He and Florida Senator Marco Rubio and 9 others mailed a letter to the Michael Regan, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and inquired about the full negative effects of the drug.

“The full impact of mifepristone has never been sufficiently studied and the American people have been largely left in the dark about the full negative effects of chemical abortion drugs,” said Rep. Brecheen.

“That is why I am joining Senator Marco Rubio of Florida in demanding answers from the EPA about how mifepristone is also contaminating America’s water systems.”

Brecheen and Rubio were joined by U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and U.S. Representatives Matt Rosendale (R-MT), Alex Mooney (R-WV), Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Barry Moore (R-AL), Debbie Lesko (R-AZ), Jeff Duncan (R-SC), and Jim Banks (R-IN). 

“We write with regard to the chemical abortion drug mifepristone and its potential negative environmental impact, including its effect on water systems in the United States,” wrote the members of Congress.

“Given the steadily increasing rate of at-home chemical abortions, it is vital that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ensure mifepristone, the drug’s active metabolites in blood and placenta tissue, and the fetal remains of unborn children — all of which are unbelievably being flushed into America’s wastewater system — do not pose a threat to the health and safety of humans and wildlife.”

Brecheen, Rubio and the others pointed out the full impact of mifepristone was never sufficiently studied.

“When the FDA approved the drug in 2000, it relied on a 1996 environmental assessment that failed to consider that human fetal remains and the drug’s active metabolites would be making their way into wastewater systems across the U.S. Any studies that have been conducted in the past should be repeated and updated to reflect the fact that the drug is far more prevalent today than it was three decades ago…”

President Biden’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) deregulated mifepristone, allowing pregnant women to receive this chemical abortion drug by mail delivery, without an in-person doctor visit. Since then, the number of abortions using mifepristone has grown dramatically. The increased use and disposal of mifepristone may increase levels of harmful chemicals in our water system.

You can read the full letter here.