Idaho congressmen sign letter demanding FDA reverse abortion drug decision

All four members of Idaho’s congressional delegation signed a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration demanding that the agency reverse its decision to allow retail and mail-order pharmacies to dispense an abortion drug.

The Idaho Capital Sun reports, nearly 80 Republican members from the U.S. House of Representatives, including Idaho Reps. Russ Fulcher and Mike Simpson, and the U.S. Senate, including Idaho Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, signed the 12-page letter.

Idaho’s Attorney General Raúl Labrador signed on to a similar letter earlier this month from 21 other state attorneys general also urging the FDA to reverse its decision.

The FDA approved the drug for use through 10 weeks of pregnancy in 2000 and deemed it safe to use when taken as directed.