According to the Irish Times, Facebook Ireland intends to investigate all abortion pill reversal (APR) ads currently running on the platform in the country. The announcement comes less than a month after Google shut down Live Action’s abortion pill reversal ad campaign after a disingenuous and misleading pro-abortion attack.
“We removed many of the [US] ads in the report for violating our policies and continue to reject others that break our rules,” a spokesperson for Facebook Ireland told the Irish Times.
Abortion pill reversal is a treatment in which a woman is administered progesterone to counter the effects of the first pill in the abortion pill regimen — the progesterone-blocking drug mifepristone. The treatment is carried out under the guidance and supervision of a doctor or medical provider. To date, the treatment has saved over 2,500 babies and reports a success rate of 68%. Progesterone has been used for decades to help women who are considered at risk of miscarriage.
Despite its efficacy and safety, many women are unaware that abortion pill reversal is even possible. In the United States, APR ads directed women to the Abortion Pill Reversal Network and its 24-hour hotline. Women who call the hotline are immediately given help. The abortion industry and pro-abortion media oppose the idea that women regret their abortions or are uncertain, and this is one of the motivators behind their efforts to stifle the message of pro-life organizations and physicians.
Unfortunately, the Irish Times article is full of misinformation, much of it propagated by the abortion industry. Like the APR ad shutdown in the States, the Facebook Ireland claim is citing data from The Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH). As Live Action News has previously reported, there are many flaws with the CCDH report, and the bogus claims it makes come from sources deeply tied to the abortion industry.
The Irish Times article also cites information from Health Services Executive, the country’s health care system. On its website, the HSE makes the claim, “Once you take mifepristone, the abortion will begin. It is irreversible.” The article then quotes the HSE clinical lead for abortion, who claims, “there is no such thing as ‘abortion reversal’. The practice is not recommended by any professional body that looks after women or provides abortion care.” But despite the best efforts of the abortion industry to claim that abortion survivors do not exist, “post-abortion syndrome” (or abortion trauma) does not exist, and “abortion reversal” does not exist, these are simply examples of denial and attempted manipulation of language. Reversing the effects of mifepristone through use of progesterone has been shown to be safe and possible — and respectable OB-GYNs promote the treatment for women who regret taking the first abortion drug.
The abortion industry does not want women to know about APR because it undermines the rhetoric that abortion is a common, everyday procedure. They do not want to admit that some women may immediately regret their decision to abort. There’s a financial incentive, too — the industry makes an estimated $200 million in annual abortion pill sales. As long the financial bottom line is threatened, the abortion industry will continue its smear campaign against abortion pill reversal.
Editor’s Note: Visit AbortionPillReversal.com for information on how to potentially stop the abortion pill process after it has begun.
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