The devil makes the pots but not the lids. Chemical abortion is even more harmful and insidious than surgical abortion. The physical and psychological consequences on women’s health are multiplied exponentially, and the method is also easier to perform.
Chemical abortion, however, has an Achilles’ heel: since it is viable in two steps (administration of mifepristone first and misoprostol later), some women, gripped by remorse, stop at taking only the first pill. There is a good chance that the baby will be saved if misoprostol is not administered: however, action must be taken within 72 hours by taking progesterone.
When men make decisions about women’s bodies
iFamNews has already written about the legal case of Dr. Dermot Kearney, who was first warned against administering abortion pill reversal, then fully acquitted and rehabilitated by the British health care system. His procedures, which have saved the lives of dozens of babies, are also practiced by Scottish gynecologist Eileen Reilly, who too was banned from administering the treatment and later rehabilitated.
In the USA, the abortion pill reversal method is even more widespread. The testimonies of women who have chosen the treatment, after changing their mind about abortion and refusing to take the second pill, are growing in number.
The Christian Institute website reports the stories of two young mothers who shared that they never really wanted an abortion and gave in under pressure from their partners or family.
The first story, cited by Pregnancy Help News, is that of a college student, Monica, who, having suddenly ended her relationship with her boyfriend, on the wave of emotion, was persuaded by him to have an abortion. Taken to an abortion clinic, Monica received the first pill but regretted it almost immediately.
The young woman then frantically searched the Internet for a possible solution to a case like hers. Having found the Abortion Pill Reversal Network (APRN) website, she decided to contact the medical staff. “Calling their number changed my life,” she said.
After undergoing the first pill cancellation protocol, Monica carried on with the pregnancy without any particular problems, and seven months later, her son was born perfectly healthy.
Immediately after receiving the first pill from a Planned Parenthood clinic, Shashana asked the medical staff if it was possible to reverse the effects of that first medication: they told her that by now her decision had been made and that she should take the second pill as well.
Shashana refused and, after an online search, she too discovered APRN and, within hours, managed to save the life of the baby she was expecting.
Censorship against life
Heartbeat International says that since it began, there have been “at least 3,000” women who, after taking mifepristone, “have regretted the decision, making a different choice with the help of APRN.” In this first half of 2022 alone, more than 500 women have been assisted by APRN.
For her own part, Christa Brown, director of Heartbeat International’s Medical Impact unit, denounces a “push to censor APRN on big-tech platforms,” while “the sale of abortion drugs is allowed online, including through Facebook, despite the many risks these drugs pose.”
A generalized hostility that also explains the ostracism that Dr. Kearney and Dr. Reilly have had to endure in the UK. The abortion lobby does not tolerate the idea that a woman can change her mind about abortion and choose against it.
Also helping to put a spoke in the wheels of these pro-life doctors was openDemocracy, which sent an undercover journalist to interview Reilly and then informed the British General Medical Council of the particularities of her method.
Proponents of so-called “choice” fall into contradiction when the choice becomes pro-life. In some cases they report alleged serious side effects of taking progesterone, which nullifies the effects of mifepristone, but no credible evidence has been provided to this effect. “The only possible explanation is that these groups do not want to believe that some women can actually change their minds, even after taking mifepristone,” Kearney told iFamNews soon after his method was rehabilitated.
The libertarians of yesteryear have become dogmatic today. And when someone deviates from the new orthodoxy, they unleash their own inquisition.