Sci­en­tif­ic jour­nals becom­ing ‘polit­i­cal arm’ of abor­tion indus­try after mifepri­s­tone study retrac­tions, authors say

After an aca­d­e­m­ic jour­nal retract­ed two sci­en­tif­ic papers this week that are cen­tral to the pend­ing Supreme Court case on the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the abor­tion pill mifepri­s­tone, the authors are call­ing the move a pure­ly polit­i­cal cor­rup­tion of sci­ence.
“[Sci­en­tif­ic jour­nals] are unfor­tu­nate­ly allow­ing them­selves to become a polit­i­cal arm,” lead author James Studnic­ki told the Wash­ing­ton Exam­in­er. “In the long run, it real­ly destroys the con­fi­dence that any­one should have in the qual­i­ty of the sci­ence.”
Two papers writ­ten by Studnic­ki and col­leagues affil­i­at­ed with the Char­lotte Lozi­er Insti­tute and the Amer­i­can Asso­ci­a­tion of Pro-Life Obste­tri­cians and Gyne­col­o­gists were cit­ed in April 2023 by U.S. Dis­trict Court Judge Matthew Kac­s­maryk in his order to sus­pend the FDA’s approval of mifepris­ton …