Democrats on the House Oversight Committee on Thursday called on social media platforms to censor content about “abortion pill reversal.”
In a letter, ranking member Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) and the panel’s Democrats called on Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk to “combat the spread of misinformation” on their platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and X—formerly known as Twitter—related to the process of reversing medication abortions.
Medication, or chemical, abortions involve a two-drug regimen. The first drug is mifepristone, which blocks the body’s natural production of progesterone during pregnancy, breaks down the uterine lining, and kills the unborn child. The second drug is misoprostol, which forces the uterus to contract to expel the remains and other tissue.
Nationwide, the two-step drug regimen accounts for more than half of all abortions in the United States.
Reversing a medication abortion requires taking progesterone for “at least two weeks” after mifepristone is taken. Trials and case studies on the efficacy of this method are rare, but the method has allowed over 4,000 regretful women to carry their babies to term, according to a Heartbeat International fact…
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