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 mifepristone.
Sage Journals, an academic publisher, retracted the two studies cited by the judge, as