COVID-19: Abortion pill reversal hotline receives record number of calls

A pro-life hotline has received a record number of calls during lockdown from mothers seeking abortion pill reversal treatment during the coronavirus pandemic.

In March, 105 mothers began the process of halting their chemical abortions after contacting the US Abortion Pill Rescue Network (APRN).

Abortion pill reversal is a technique which aims to preserve the life of a baby by giving the mother progesterone – the natural hormone which is blocked by chemical abortions – within 72 hours of taking the first pill.


Andrea Trudden, Director of Communications for Heartbeat International, which runs the APRN, said: “We are now seeing over 80% of our callers start the reversal process.”

Trudden wrote: “We understand this is a stressful time for many, and some women are starting chemical abortion because that is the only option they can see.”

She explained that many of the calls are made “from the abortion facility parking lot or from the car on the drive home because the regret is immediate”.

She added that Heartbeat International’s Option Line has also seen a 30-50 per cent increase in calls from those seeking help regarding abortions and other issues.


Last month, a woman revealed how her baby was saved after she read an article by a pro-life blogger.

She had just taken an abortion pill, but reading the article made her reconsider her choice, as she tried to come to grips with the enormity of ending the life of a child she still loved.

Later that night, she saw an advert for abortion pill reversal and chose to try to save her baby.

The blogger, Matt Walsh, said: “Long story short, her daughter turned 5 this year. She now has a beautiful family. She chose life and does not regret it, to put it mildly.”

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