Dr. Brent Boles, the medical advisor for Abortion Pill Rescue, took to Facebook on Friday to share images of a preborn baby whom he helped save from the effects of the abortion pill.
“I have this patient’s permission to use these ultrasound images,” he wrote. “One week ago, she took Mifeprex, the first medication used in the all-too-common medication/chemical abortion process. She was 7 1/2 weeks along. She was already in tears by the time she left the building. She encountered someone who knew that reversal of the process could be attempted, and through that process was able to get the prescription to begin the reversal process.”
The abortion pill regimen includes Mifeprex (mifepristone), which blocks the natural hormone progesterone that sustains the baby and the uterine lining during pregnancy, and misoprostol, which causes contractions and heavy bleeding and expels the dead baby from the uterus. After Mifeprex has been taken, there is still time to save the baby’s life by visiting a medical provider in the Abortion Pill Rescue network. By administering progesterone, more than 1,000 babies have been saved from the abortion pill.
After beginning progesterone shots, the woman met with Boles a week later. Her baby, then 8 1/2 weeks, had a normal heart rate, and his head, chest, and arm and leg buds are visible in the ultrasound images. “The baby was active and moving,” said Boles, “and the mother was incredibly relieved.”
Boles noted that more than two-thirds of the time, abortion pill reversal works when properly done. However, the abortion industry is working hard to hide this from women.
Tennessee passed a law recently that requires anyone who dispenses the abortion pill to inform patients about abortion pill reversal. In response, Planned Parenthood, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and the American Civil Liberties Union sued the state. The groups are claiming that abortion pill reversal is harmful and unproven, but in reality, it uses well-understood science backed up by the FDA. Progesterone is approved for use in other pregnancy-related situations, including helping to sustain a pregnancy after frequent miscarriages. But the abortion industry ignores this and tries to bury the truth: the effects of the abortion pill can be reversed and at no harm to the mother. Meanwhile, the abortion pill is deadly to children and detrimental to the mental and physical health of women.
The abortion industry has never really been about choice, as has been shown by their laser focus on abortion in their so-called health centers and their eagerness to battle laws put in place to protect women and ensure informed consent. Telling women about the availability of abortion pill reversal will cause no harm to women, but it could hurt the abortion industry’s efforts to build a new world in which the abortion pill is taken at home, alone, and without medical supervision — putting profit over women’s safety, which is sadly nothing new for the abortion industry.
Editor’s Note: For more about abortion pill reversal, visit AbortionPillReversal.com.
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