Women throughout America are led to believe that swallowing the first pill in the chemical abortion process is the end-all of their baby’s life. The fact — this simply isn’t true. Doctors have discovered a safe, effective process for both the mother and the baby that can stop the chemical abortion process in its tracks and help expectant mothers save their babies lives.
This process is known as the Abortion PIll Reversal and it’s what is giving hope to thousands of mothers across the country who have been told “there is no hope” to reverse what they have done once they place the first chemical abortion pill in their mouth and swallow. They are told the damage is done and there is no going back.
Keep reading to learn more about the abortion pill reversal process, how to access the treatment, and the potential risks associated with it.
The Abortion Pill
Since the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the Abortion Pill, also known as the Chemical Abortion Process, has swept the nation and now accounts for more than 50 percent of all abortions that take place in the United States.
The abortion pill has become easily accessible to women of all ages. It’s as effortless as setting a phone or virtual telehealth appointment with Planned Parenthood and checking the mail for the pill cocktail designed to end the baby’s life. The process is often referred to as simple as “taking a Tylenol” to get rid of a headache.
The abortion pill is made up of two parts and is used to terminate the life of a baby through oral application. Women are directed to take the first pill, mifepristone within the first 10 weeks of their pregnancy. This pill works by blocking the progesterone hormone, which is necessary to stabilize the woman’s uterus during pregnancy, helping her carry her baby to full term. Without this hormone, the lining of the uterus begins to break down, as it is designed to do during a woman’s monthly cycle, making it nearly impossible for the baby to survive.
The second part of the abortion pill process takes place 24-48 hours later, when the woman is directed to take misoprostol. This pill causes the woman’s uterus to force contractions and miscarry. At this point in the chemical abortion process, the once expectant mother will experience heavy bleeding and pain as her body expels the remains of her dead baby.
Abortion Pill Risks
Though access to the abortion pill has become nearly effortless, the aftermath of the chemical abortion process isn’t nearly as easy for many women.
If the abortion pill fails to work in expelling the baby’s remains, the woman will need to have a surgical abortion or an emergency D&C (dilation and curettage) to fully remove any pieces of the baby not fully passed. Risks associated with the abortion pill process range from hemorrhaging, excruciating abdominal pain and uncontrollable nausea, life-threatening infections, and abortion-related deaths. An additional risk, not often mentioned, is the emotional trauma a woman undergoes as she is left to self-inflict the abortion process on herself with little to no support or follow-up treatment.
Abortion Pill Reversal
Planned Parenthood representatives say that once the expectant mother begins the chemical abortion process, there is no undoing what she has done, no matter how regretful she may feel. The truth — there is hope for expectant mothers to stop the process of chemical abortion and save her baby’s life with an abortion pill reversal.
Just as the expectant mother took a pill to begin the process of blocking the progesterone hormone, the abortion pill reversal is a medical protocol that will flood her body with progesterone in an effort to fend off the hormone blocker and ensure her uterus is stabilized so her baby has a safe home to continue development in.
Heartbeat International, the Abortion Pill Rescue Network, reports that this protocol, when applied in time, has successfully saved 64-68 percent of babies whose mothers have started the chemical abortion process. Over 4,000 babies have been saved to date with the abortion pill reversal.
According to the organization, from the moment an expectant mother takes the abortion pill, she has about 72 hours to change her mind and save her baby.
Abortion Pill Reversal Risks
The abortion pill reversal protocol is simply flooding the expectant mother’s body with the natural hormone progesterone. Doctor George Delgado, President of the Steno Institute, reports that fewer than .005 percent of expectant mothers experience side effects. Those who do share they have experienced sleepiness, lack of energy, lightheadedness, dizziness, gastrointestinal discomfort, and headaches.
Some expectant mothers may be concerned about possible birth defects their baby will have if they started the chemical abortion process and later change their mind and begin the reversal process. Women with this concern can breathe a sigh of relief, as neither the standard abortion pill nor progesterone is associated with birth defects, according to reports from the American Academy of Obstetricians and Gynecologists stated in its Practice Bulletin Number 225 and a 1999 Review from the FDA.
Additionally, unlike the aftermath of the abortion pill, expectant mothers who undergo the abortion pill reversal protocol are encouraged to seek follow-up treatment and have an ultrasound to confirm the baby is safe in the uterus as soon as possible.
How to Obtain Access to the Abortion Pill Reversal
The Abortion Pill Reversal Network has a 24-Hour hotline available 7 days a week with on-call Healthcare Professionals available to support expectant mothers who have started the chemical abortion process and want to save their baby’s life.
It’s as simple as calling 877-558-0333 or connecting with the hotline’s chat feature. Expectant mothers will be asked basic questions to determine if she is a candidate for abortion pill reversal and will then be quickly connected to a doctor or medical provider in her area to begin reversal treatment in saving her baby.
In most cases, insurance covers the abortion pill reversal protocol. In cases where insurance is not available or does not cover the cost, the Abortion Pill Reversal Network will support the expectant mother in securing resources to reduce or cover the cost of the treatment.
Abortion Pill Reversal: A Second Chance at Choice
While Planned Parenthood doctors may tell expectant mothers they must complete the abortion pill process once they have started it, there are thousands of women who have had a second chance at choice with abortion pill reversal.
Rebekah Hagan is one of those women. Rebekah found herself as an unwed college freshman and mother of one when she learned she was pregnant with her second child. Scared she would lose her parents’ trust, be unable to finish school, and unsure of how she would care for two children at such a young age, she felt her situation cornered her into having a chemical abortion.
“After I took the abortion pill, I began to think about how this world is only for a short while, but my choice to abort this baby would be eternal. I would have to face my Creator. It was crystal clear to me that I made a huge mistake,” Rebekah shared. She found an abortion pill reversal hotline and was immediately connected to a provider near her, where she started treatment right away. She went on to give birth to her son, who is now eight-years-old.
“I completed nursing school, passing exams before and after delivery. My boyfriend is on his way to becoming a good husband. As I laid my son down to sleep tonight I started to cry. Despite every trouble, I have my son in my life and no problem seems too big with him. He is God’s miracle, he is God’s gift to me and this world, and I feel so blessed to be his mom. I just want to hold my miracle son and pass our story on to the countless people who are just like us – those who need an answer and a glimpse of God’s real plan.”
You can read more of Rebekah’s testimony and other stories of mothers who saved the lives of their babies with the abortion pill reversal protocol on the Abortion Pill Reversal Network’s Success Story page. You can also watch a video of Rebekah sharing her testimony on Focus on the Family with Dr. James Dobson.
It’s important for expectant mothers who are thinking about the abortion pill process or have already initiated the process to know there is hope and there is a second chance at choice. The abortion pill reversal is available, easily accessible, and safe for mom and baby.
God knows exactly who each and every baby is before they are born. He has a plan for their life. Unplanned by man does not mean unplanned by God. He is forming each baby together in the womb with purpose and for a purpose.
Today, you can help expectant mothers and babies have a second chance at choice and life by partnering with PreBorn! your financial support helps moms choose life with access to an ultrasound to see the developing baby inside her, hear her baby’s heartbeat, and provide necessary resources for her baby to be brought into this world and fulfill the call of God.