Two mothers in the US have shared their stories of how abortion pill reversal treatment gave them the opportunity to save their babies’ lives after regretting their decisions to abort.
Chemical abortion involves taking two pills – mifepristone and misoprostol. The first blocks the production of progesterone – preventing the baby’s development – while the second induces a miscarriage.
If a woman has not taken the second and is given a course of progesterone within 72 hours of taking the first, the unborn baby can sometimes be saved.
‘Changed my life’
Monica was a college student when she became pregnant. Her relationship with the baby’s father had ended and she “felt so unprepared, confused, and scared”.
She told Pregnancy Help News that despite her desire to continue the pregnancy, the father pressured her to have an abortion. He took her to the abortion clinic and paid for a chemical abortion.
Monica quickly regretted her decision and “frantically searched online for anything that would help” finding the Abortion Pill Reversal Network (APRN) website.
She said: “Calling their hotline number changed my life.” People went out of their way to start the Abortion Pill Reversal (APR) protocol and seven months later she gave birth to a healthy baby boy.
‘Pushed to abort’
In a separate account told by Heartbeat International, Shashana was already a single mother when she fell pregnant, her boyfriend did not want any more children and pushed her to abort the baby.
She received the first pill from a Planned Parenthood clinic. Regretting her decision, she called the clinic but was told that ‘nothing could be done’ and that she should take the second pill.
Determined to find a solution, she also found APRN online and was connected to a pregnancy help centre. After meeting with a doctor, she started the reversal process which saved her baby boy.
The APRN has assisted over 500 women around the world in 2022 so far.
According to Heartbeat International, which runs the network: “At least 3,000 women thus far began to undergo a chemical abortion, regretted their decision, and made a different choice with the help of APR.”
Christa Brown, Director of Medical Impact for Heartbeat International, said that while there is a “push to repress APR on big-tech platforms, chemical-abortion drug sales are still permitted online, including via Facebook, despite the numerous safety risks of these drugs”.
In the UK, a Newcastle based doctor saved 32 children by prescribing progesterone to pregnant mothers who had started chemical abortions.
Dr Dermot Kearney was banned from helping mothers after complaints to the General Medical Council (GMC) by abortion giant MSI Reproductive Choices.
The GMC dropped sanctions against him because none of the women he treated would testify against him.