Pro-lifers celebrated a significant milestone in South Carolina on Wednesday when the state’s House of Representatives voted to advance a bill requiring doctors to provide pregnant women receiving the abortion pill regimen with information on abortion pill reversal.
The legislation, H.4568, passed with a vote of 71 to 29. The bill likely heads to the House for another reading on Thursday and could then head to the Senate. If approved by the Senate, the bill will go to the governor’s desk for signature.
The bill’s lead sponsor, Rep. Melissa Oremus, (R-Aiken), called for the importance of ensuring women are informed about all the options available to them and pointed out the hypocrisy of pro-abortion activists who claim to stand for “choice,” but deny women access to information on abortion pill reversal.
“To be a party of pro-choice is what the left touts all the time,” Oremus said. “But a woman has another choice, and they want to take that from her.”
The bill would require doctors and their staff to provide women with information on abortion pill reversal when they receive the two-dose abortion pill regimen. Specifically, the women would need to be provided with information indicating that the first pill isn’t always effective and to contact their doctor before taking the second pill if they would like to discuss options to continue the pregnancy and potentially save the life of their preborn child.
Chemical abortion is a two-step process that involves taking two drugs over the course of several days. The first drug is mifepristone, which starves the preborn child of nutrients by blocking progesterone. The second drug is misoprostol, which causes strong contractions, causing the mother to expel the body of her child. The drug is approved for use by the FDA through 10 weeks of pregnancy.
The two drugs can be taken several days apart. In that time frame, some mothers may change their minds. After taking the first drug in the series, women may be able to reverse the effects of mifepristone by receiving progesterone pregnancy hormone injections and/or pills from a physician as soon as possible. This abortion reversal protocol has an effectiveness rate of 64% to 68%, according to a 2018 peer-reviewed study. Progesterone has been safely used for years to help prevent miscarriage in at-risk women.
To date, the Abortion Pill Reversal Network (APRN) says over 3,000 lives have been saved through abortion pill reversal. The protocol has reportedly been used by women in all 50 states and in 65 countries.
Live Action News has reported on countless stories of women who regretted their abortions after taking the first pill and were able to save their babies. Recently, Live Action News shared the story of Katianna, a pregnant woman who regretted taking the abortion pill and learned of the reversal process through a Google search. She found the number for APRN and spoke to a nurse who connected her with a doctor in her area. After an ultrasound to check for a heartbeat, the abortion pill reversal process was carried out and Katianna was able to later give birth to a healthy baby girl.
Pro-abortion activists often attempt to discredit abortion pill reversal as dangerous — a claim that has been debunked by numerous medical professionals. At the same time, these same activists sweep under the rug the dangers of chemical abortion, including hemorrhaging, to name just one of many potential complications. A study from the Charlotte Lozier Institute revealed that the rate of abortion-related emergency room visits following the use of the abortion pill increased by an astounding 507% between 2002 and 2015.
The abortion pill is dangerous to women and it ends a life. Women deserve to be fully informed about the risks.
More information about the abortion pill reversal process can be found at the Abortion Pill Rescue Network website, or by calling the hotline at 855-209-4848.
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