Indiana’s Gov. Eric Holcomb is saving lives by requiring abortionists to tell women about the abortion pill reversal protocol, which can potentially stop a medical abortion if the woman acts fast enough. The process is safe, and, most importantly, it works.

According to House Bill 1577, “requires certain information concerning the reversal of specified abortion inducing drugs to be provided to a pregnant woman in certain instances.”

This type of language is incredibly important.

A medical or chemical abortion can be reversed if a woman acts within 24-72 hours after taking the initial dose of mifepristone. She just needs to contact or call 877-558-0333 and trained medical providers can assess whether she qualifies for the reversal protocol, which consists of a prescription for progesterone, a chemical that naturally occurs during pregnancy. The treatment is safe, effective and the side effects are minimal for the mother and the baby.

Even a physician with the Yale School of Medicine has admitted that he would provide his own daughter progesterone if she accidentally ingested the abortion pill. For a medical professional, that is high praise.

The abortion industry and abortion activists don’t want women to know this.

The Huffington Post calls the abortion pill reversal “dubious information,” and the American Civil Liberties Union argues that it “runs afoul of the Constitution.”

But why? At the core of the Constitution is the freedom to associate with whoever and whatever philosophy that you wish. Why is the abortion industry so threatened by the very idea of women having the option to reverse an abortion?

It’s simple, to reverse an abortion it means that a woman has changed her mind and wants to save the life of her baby.

That notion is deeply concerning to the abortion industry because it undermines what is at the core of their philosophy: that a woman makes her choice and never changes her mind about it.

Not only that, but she also will not suffer from any emotional, physical or psychological side effects either. She just goes on with her life as if nothing has happened.

The abortion industry is so convinced of minimal impact that abortion has on women, and men as well, that it mostly refuses to conduct or release any study results that contradict this foregone conclusion. If someone in the medical community dares to question whether a woman may regret her abortion at one point, they are essentially discredited, and their career all but destroyed.

However, women do suffer emotional consequences after an abortion. One study found that immediately after an abortion women can experience “regret and guilt, distress and anxiety, and grief, loss, emptiness and suffering.”

When it comes to long-term effects, women suffer those as well, including depression, anxiety, suicidal tendencies and substance abuses.

Glee actress Naya Rivera, who tragically died in a 2020 drowning accident, chose to abort her first child. She says of her decision, “I don’t think I ever emotionally healed from the abortion, which is why it is so mind-blowing that some people think having an abortion is the carefree girl’s No. 1 choice to keep on partying. In reality it is anything but an easy choice. In some ways, I think choosing to have an abortion is almost harder than choosing to have your child because you make that choice knowing, or at least suspecting, that many moments of your life will now be tinged with regret.”

If one woman can be saved from living with the regret of having an abortion by using the abortion pill reversal protocol, why not offer that to women?

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