Saturday, December 01, 2012

Offering Hope: Reversing RU-486 Abortions

A protocol has already been developed for helping women who changed their minds about going through with a multi-day second-trimester abortion after it's been started: reversing second trimester abortions by removing the laminaria. This protocol can be used as long as the abortionist didn't perform the lethal injection to ensure a dead baby.

But now there is hope for women who change their minds after beginning chemical (RU-486) abortion as well!

Abortion Pill Reversal  provides basic information and a toll-free number (877-558-0333) that women can call to get connected with a doctor who will try to reverse a chemical abortion after it has been started.

The protocol for these abortion reversals was actually developed clear back in 2007:
Dr. Matthew Harrison had a visit from a 20-year old woman named Ashley. She was seven weeks pregnant, but she feared for the life of her baby – not because there was anything wrong with the pregnancy, but because, two days earlier, she had taken RU-486 at an abortion mill. Now, she had changed her mind about having the abortion and wanted to see if the baby could be saved!
The process Dr. Harrison developed involved repeated injections of progesterone to offset the abortion drugs. Ashley was able to deliver a healthy baby after the abortion was halted.

During the 2012 meeting of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists,  Dr. George Delgado reported on six cases. Four patients successfully delivered living term infants, one was lost to follow-up, and one patient's treatment was unsuccessful and she lost her baby.

We need to spread this word of hope.

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

I visited with some of Dr. Delgado's staff at a Life International conference in July. Have been sharing this with other pregnancy centers in our area! Amazing!