In a report on a bill that would withdraw the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval of the abortion-inducing drug mifepristone, also known as RU-486 (H.R. 1079), Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) congressional correspondent David Brody asserted: “The co-sponsor list is growing on this bill, including many congresswomen who say this is all about protecting women” (emphasis added). Brody's report appeared on the March 11 edition of CBN's The 700 Club.
In fact, of the 68 women currently serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, only seven -- all Republicans -- are listed as cosponsors of the bill. In addition, these seven congresswomen represent less than one-third of the 23 Republican women serving in the House.