A pro-abortion watchdog group sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) demanding that the agency remove all abortion pill reversal websites because they argue that the process is “unapproved.” If the FDA went along with this request, it would leave thousands of women and families without hope.
The Campaign for Accountability (CfA) is a pro-abortion, pro-LGBT activist group, which has recently turned its attention towards the abortion pill reversal protocol. According to its website, CfA is a “501(c)(3) nonpartisan, nonprofit watchdog organization that uses research, litigation, and aggressive communications to expose misconduct and malfeasance in public life.” However, the group does not live up to its mission.
In the letter about the abortion pill reversal process, CfA wrote, “Today, Campaign for Accountability, a nonprofit watchdog group focused on public accountability, submitted a letter to the FDA requesting that the agency seize the websites of any entity improperly marketing an unapproved procedure known as ‘Abortion Pill Reversal.’”
“The unsound therapy involves administering high doses of progesterone to those who have taken mifepristone, the first of two drugs used for a medical abortion, while simultaneously discouraging consumption of the second drug, misoprostol. Neither the use of mifepristone without misoprostol, nor this use of progesterone, is approved by the FDA and has led to serious health consequences. CfA has identified three anti-choice groups: Abortion Pill Rescue, American Pregnancy Association, and Obria Medical Clinics among those currently marketing these treatments on their websites.”
(It’s worthwhile to note that despite the insinuation in this statement, misoprostol is not approved by the FDA for abortion. It’s only been approved to treat stomach ulcers.)
While the abortion pill reversal process hasn’t been officially approved by the FDA, there is no doubt that it works and is relatively safe.
The abortion pill process, also known as a chemical or medical abortion, works like this. Mifepristone is the first drug given to the woman and is supposed to deprive the preborn baby of progesterone and cause his or her death. Then the woman, about 24-48 hours later, takes misoprostol, which causes uterine contractions to help remove the preborn baby through an unnatural miscarriage.
To counteract the effects of mifepristone, the abortion pill reversal process requires that the woman receives a high dose of progesterone within 24-48 hours after ingesting mifepristone and before taking the misoprostol. The process is both simple and safe and can result in the delivery of a baby. Progesterone is even commonly prescribed to women who are at risk of a miscarriage, demonstrating it is both effective and safe.
A pregnancy resource center in Greeley, CO, which provides the abortion pill reversal, shared with The Daily Citizen how it was able to intervene and save the lives of twins after the mother and father regretted the abortion decision.
The process also makes sense medically to physicians not interested in pushing a pro-abortion agenda.
‘‘It makes biological sense,’’ Dr. Harvey Kliman, director of the reproductive and placental research unit at the Yale School of Medicine said in an interview with The New York Times about the process. ‘‘I think this is actually totally feasible.’’
Dr. Kilman even admitted that if one of his daughters had accidentally ingested mifepristone, “he would tell her to take 200 milligrams of progesterone three times a day for several days, just long enough for the mifepristone to leave her system.”
CfA doesn’t care about protecting women, but about pushing a pro-abortion agenda that denies women the opportunity to change their minds if they quickly regret their abortion decision. After all, businesses like Planned Parenthood pressure women to have abortions as soon as the pregnancy is confirmed. This gives the mother little time to consider her decision or lean on family and friends for support.
Women need options, not just abortion. The abortion pill reversal process saves lives and strengthens families.
(Abortion Pill Reversal: It is possible to reverse the effects of the mifepristone, but action must be taken quickly. Providers can give a woman a high dose of progesterone to counteract the effects of mifepristone within 24-72 hours after the initial dose. Women can visit abortionpillreversal.com or call (877) 558-0333 to see if treatment is possible. The reversal rate is approximately 55 percent.)