Women do regret their abortions. Many, many women.
And now, for some, there is a new reason to hope: the abortion pill reversal protocol.
The life-saving procedure, which reverses the effects of the abortion drug mifepristone, has saved more than 2,000 unborn babies’ lives in the past decade, according to National Review. And it has spared their mothers from a lifetime of grief and regret.
Dr. Christina Francis, chair of the board of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, promotes the life-saving protocol across the country, urging states to include abortion pill reversal information as part of informed consent for abortions.
Francis told National Review that she also had the amazing experience of helping to reverse a patient’s abortion and save her unborn son’s life.
“She said that as soon as she took the abortion drug, she immediately regretted it, and she went home and Googled, ‘Can I reverse my abortion?’” Francis remembered.
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That Google search eventually led her to Francis, one of the many providers willing to treat women who are determined to halt their partially completed chemical abortions. Women looking to reach those doctors can call a hotline number where a trained nurse will screen them and direct them to a local practitioner for treatment.
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Though abortion activists try to discredit the abortion pill reversal procedure, research and medical experts indicate that it is safe and effective. The American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a 2,500-member OB-GYN medical group, supports the abortion pill reversal protocol.
The procedure works by counteracting the abortion drug mifepristone, or Mifeprex, the first of two drugs typically taken to abort and then expel the unborn baby. Mifepristone makes the uterus inhospitable to new life by blocking the hormone progesterone. The reversal procedure involves giving the mother doses of progesterone to counteract the abortion drug. The abortion pill reversal procedure does not work after the mother takes the second drug, misoprostol, one or two days later.
The abortion drug currently is used for about 39 percent of all abortions in the U.S., according to the Guttmacher Institute.
However, the Biden administration issued a temporary halt to FDA safety regulations on abortion drugs this week, and pro-life leaders fear that number will increase. The action means abortion facilities may sell abortion drugs through the mail after a just brief online consultation.
This makes the need for the abortion pill reversal protocol even more vital, and research indicates that it is safe and effective.
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As Francis puts it, there’s no medical reason this regimen shouldn’t work, as its mechanism is “consistent with basic chemistry.” In fact, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine has affirmed that progesterone is proven safe in pregnancy, and even the development trials for Mifeprex suggest that progesterone would work in this way; in animals studied during the trial, high doses of progesterone showed the ability to prevent the abortion drug from taking effect. …
In the largest case series [from 2018] studying the effects of APR, women who received treatment and successfully reversed an attempted abortion had no increased risk of complications or birth defects. Close to 70 percent of the 754 women studied were able to undo the effects of Mifeprex and carry healthy babies to term.
Abortion activists conducted their own study on the treatment but halted it after several women suffered complications from the abortion drug. Later, they misrepresented the results to attack the abortion pill reversal protocol.
Meanwhile, support for the life-saving protocol is growing. Last week, West Virginia became the 12th state to pass a law informing women about the possibility that she can save her unborn baby’s life through the abortion pill reversal procedure. It received bipartisan support.
“Part of informed consent is talking about risks, benefits and alternatives. That’s basic,” Francis said. “We learn that at the beginning of our medical training.”
Her home state of Indiana also passed similar legislation this spring after she and others testified in support of it.
Anyone who has taken the first abortion pill and wishes to stop the abortion is urged to immediately visit www.abortionpillreversal.com or call the Abortion Pill Reversal hotline at 877-558-0333.
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Author: Micaiah Bilger
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