Repeat something often enough and, true or not, people are more likely to believe it. This “illusory truth effect,” well-documented by psychological research, is on display in advertising, politics and, regrettably, even the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
On Thursday, the FDA surrendered to a campaign by the abortion lobby and eliminated key safeguards on mifepristone, the first of two drugs used to induce a chemical abortion. This decision was not based on science. Peer-reviewed research from the United States, Finland and Sweden demonstrates significantly higher rates of complications and emergency room visits connected to this “abortion pill.”