A doctor in the UK who was barred from providing abortion pill reversal to patients plans to challenge the order at the High Court in London, England.
Dr. Dermot Kearney, a consultant cardiologist and former president of the Catholic Medical Association (UK), was ordered to stop prescribing the abortion pill reversal protocol last year. The General Medical Council (GMC) referred Kearney’s case to the interim orders tribunal, which ruled that the doctor had to stop offering the treatment. After a hearing last month, the tribunal determined the interim conditions should “remain in place, subject to review.”
As the Catholic News Agency reported, Kearney and his lawyers with the Christian Legal Centre are scheduled to appear before the Royal Courts of Justice on February 24, arguing that the interim order never should have been issued and must be lifted.
The abortion pill reversal treatment Kearney provides involves administering progesterone, a naturally occurring pregnancy hormone used to prevent miscarriage or preterm birth, to women who have taken the first pill in the abortion pill regimen and regretted it. While the abortion industry claims the treatment is ineffective, the Abortion Pill Rescue Network reports that it has saved more than 3,000 babies from abortion. Progesterone has long been safely administered to pregnant women at risk of natural miscarriage.
“We have seen many women immediately regret taking the first abortion pill. Dr. Kearney offers the possibility of saving the pregnancy when this happens. He should have the freedom to do it,” said Andrea Williams, chief executive of the Christian Legal Centre. “Abortion providers are putting women on a conveyer belt which means once they start the abortion process, they have to go through with it and are pressured to do so or left with no alternatives.”
“Women should be properly informed, as a matter of course, that the baby’s death is not inevitable after the first pill is taken,” she added.
The Christian Legal Centre is also supporting a British woman who claims MSI Reproductive Choices UK (formerly known as Marie Stopes International) misrepresented what she said about Kearney after he provided her with the abortion pill reversal treatment. As Live Action News reported, the woman, known only as Kate, regretted taking the first abortion pill and contacted Kearney and MSI.
Unfortunately, the treatment failed to stop the abortion, and Kate went to the hospital after suffering a difficult miscarriage. After MSI medical director Jonathan Lord asked Kate how she obtained the progesterone, she claims that Lord twisted her words and used them against Kearney.
MSI later used testimony like Kate’s to file a complaint that Kearney was prescribing progesterone even though there is “no evidence base” behind it.
“Marie Stopes are to blame for what happened to me, not Dr. Kearney,” Kate said in a statement before the GMC. “I have been used by them for this complaint and in so doing they have breached my confidentiality. I am still in touch with Dr. Kearney. He did not push anything on me – he just cared. If it wasn’t for him, I think I might even be dead by now.”
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