There has been a lot of attention over the last couple of days on the discharge petition for the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, but there was another piece of pro-life legislation that was introduced in the House of Representatives earlier this week. The Second Chance at Life Act, brought forth by Congressman Mike Conaway (R-TX), is a bill that would require abortionists across the country to provide women with information that a chemical abortion could be reversed with a specific protocol.
If passed, this would bill would save the lives of babies across the country.
The abortion pill reversal protocol has been used time and time again to help women reverse their abortion procedures.
It works like this—there are two different pills that a woman takes to complete a chemical abortion, mifepristone and misoprostol. She takes the mifepristone first under the direction of a physician or another medical professional. This deprives the preborn baby of oxygen and food by blocking the essential pregnancy hormone progesterone. Then 24-48 hours later she takes the misoprostol to induce contractions that result in an unnatural miscarriage.
Dr. George Delgado discovered that the effects of chemical abortions can potentially be reversed by giving women a high dose of progesterone to counteract the effects of mifepristone, but it must be done with in 24-72 hours after a woman takes the initial dose. The reversal rate is approximately 55 percent.
(To find more information, women can visit abortionpillreversal.com or they can call 877-588-0333 where will they be connected with a medical professional in their area who can prescribe the high dose progesterone if they want to reverse their chemical abortion.)
Although controversial, the protocol does work more than half the time, but abortion activists don’t want women to know that. Planned Parenthood tells women on its website that “claims about treatments that reverse the effects of medication abortion are out there…but these claims haven’t been proven in reliable medical studies.” That’s not true, a recently released medical study of women who followed the protocol after changing their minds demonstrates its effectiveness. But abortionists still contest its reliability and want to conduct their own medical study to verify its accuracy. But the method is vile.
Over this next year, Dr. Mitchell Creinin will conduct a study aimed at verifying the accuracy of the abortion reversal protocol. Dr. Creinin, an abortionist who doesn’t believe in the reversal protocols, is going to test the veracity of it by using 40 pregnant women who volunteer as test subjects. These women will be pregnant, looking for an abortion, given the abortion pill, and then will complete the reversal protocol with one group getting the placebo and the other getting the progesterone. Two weeks later he will then determine whether the preborn baby lived or died, and then the women whose babies survive will be given the “option” of having a surgical abortion to complete the procedure. For their “time,” the women will receive a payment but they will have to pay for their abortion.
There are no words for that can describe the evil and potential harm that these tests will do. It is unethical and immoral to toy with the lives of babies and women in order to verify a fairly simple and safe procedure like the abortion pill reversal that’s designed to save lives. What if one of the women who changes her mind is given the placebo and her baby dies? What if another changes her mind and wants to keep her baby, but is pressured to have the surgical abortion?
Dr. Delgado decided not to run the traditional scientific tests, like Dr. Creinin is going to do, specifically because it would be too “unethical.” There is no excuse for what Dr. Creinin and his team are doing, especially with the attitude that they are doing it. If Dr. Creinin doesn’t believe in the protocol and doesn’t want it to work, it is difficult to imagine that his attitude will not affect the outcome of his research and deflate the hope of women around the country who begin a chemical abortion and regret their decision.
In many ways, abortion is a final act but if there is the possibility that it can be reversed, what’s the harm in that? The Second Chance at Life Act is a significant piece of legislation that will give women across the country knowledge and hope that they might be able to save their child after an abortion begins.