When a woman is faced with an unplanned pregnancy, she is often filled with fear, uncertainty, and hopelessness. Sometimes those feelings lead her to make a decision to choose abortion. For many women, however, the emotions that soon follow an abortion are overwhelming grief and regret. Although some women make the decision to abort freely, others are pressured by significant others, parents, or peers to terminate their pregnancies. Women who regret abortions are often at higher risk for a myriad of mental health issues post-abortion.
Fortunately, women who instantly regret their chemical abortion decision do have a choice, but that choice is being Silenced by the Pro-Choice Elite. The choice is called Abortion Pill Reversal (APR). Abortion Pill Reversal is a safe and effective medical procedure that can halt a chemical abortion if the second dose of the abortion drug has not yet been taken. When a woman calls the Abortion Pill Reversal hotline at 1-877-558-0333, a Healthcare Professional will ask some basic questions to determine if an abortion pill reversal is possible. If it is possible, she will then be referred to a doctor or medical care provider in her area to start treatment. If she seeks reversal treatment, she will be given an immediate ultrasound to confirm the heart rate, placement, and gestational age of the baby. Then a high dose of progesterone is given to the woman as a pill to be taken either orally or vaginallly. In some cases, an intramuscular injection of progesterone is given. This treatment usually continues throughout the first trimester of pregnancy.
Why is progesterone so important? Progesterone is an essential hormone that women naturally produce that provides vital nutrients needed for a developing baby to grow. Progesterone is necessary to nurture and sustain a pregnancy, and women have been taking progesterone pills for decades to increase the chances of viability for their babies.
When a woman chooses to begin a chemical abortion, she has to take two different pills. The first pill is called Mifeplex and its primary purpose is to block progesterone from being absorbed by the womb. Abortion Pill Reversal uses progesterone to reverse the effects of Mifeplex. Ideally, APR protocol should be started within 24 hours after the first abortion pill is consumed in order to give the developing baby the best chance of survival.
Why have we not heard more about this APR procedure that is giving women choices as well as saving the lives of countless babies? Well, one of the reasons is because Google banned Abortion Pill Reversal in all online advertising. For example, Google prohibited APR from promoting a new video that features a medically accurate, life-like reproduction of how an unborn baby develops in the womb. The video, called Baby Olivia, ran for four months and directed hundreds of moms to the APR hotline. Then suddenly, they received a notice from Google saying that the APR promoters were sponsoring, “unreliable claims”. Many providers and activists, including groups like Planned Parenthood, claim that the Abortion Reversal Pill is unsafe and not based on concrete medical data. Christa Muldoon, the spokesperson for the Google search engine was quoted in Newsweek saying, “Under our ad policies, we do not allow ads that promote harmful health claims. This includes claims about the Abortion Reversal Pill’s safety.”
Google has obviously picked a side and is promoting a blatant double standard. Lila Rose, the founder and president of Live Action League said, “APR has worked for over 2,000 women using the FDA approved bio-identical hormone progesterone.” She went on to say that progesterone has been used for dozens of years to prevent miscarriage and has already saved thousands of lives”. Dr. Donna Harrison, the Executive Director of American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, also encouraged readers to remember that progesterone has been used safely for over 50 years and can increase the chances of carrying a child to term from 25% to 68%.
The National Library of Medicine reported a 2018 study that followed 754 pregnant women who attempted to reverse the medical abortion process after taking the first abortion pill, mifepristone, but before taking the second abortion pill, misoprostol. The study found that two particular protocols of the Abortion Pill Reversal were most effective. The high dose of oral progesterone produced a 68% reversal rate and the intramuscular progesterone shot produced a 64% reversal rate. They reported no apparent risks of birth defects for babies born after taking the Abortion Reversal Pill and claim that the reversal of the effects of mifepristone using progesterone is safe and effective. (1)
The American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG) supports the Abortion Reversal Pill procedure as well. (2) They argue that since chemical abortion is a medical procedure, physicians should inform their patients that this procedure could be reversible. AAPLOG believes abortion education should include the option for possible reversal, whether that means a pregnant woman opts not to take the second abortion pill and seeks medical care for her baby, or a pregnant mother chooses to take the Abortion Reversal Pill. They believe all of these options should be discussed during the consultation with an abortion provider. According to the National Review, only 8 states are currently required to provide women seeking abortions the information about APR. Many pro-life organizations are fighting for every state to uphold this requirement of full disclosure about options. Pro-life advocates also argue that if one is going to use the term, ‘pro-choice’, then every woman should be given all of the information to make ALL the choices that are available, including the choice to try and reverse the effects of their chemical abortion!
Finally, many of the arguments being made by abortion advocates seem to be riddled with contradictions. The Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) is arguing that media outlets like Facebook should ban the advertising of the Abortion Reversal Pill to 13-17 year old girls. But at the same time, organizations like Planned Parenthood target young girls and argue for laws to eliminate parental consent. Is it logical that girls are too young to see an advertisement about how they might reverse a potentially life-changing decision, but they have the full capacity to independently make the decision to undergo a major surgery?
We will need to wait and see how Google handles the double standard long term, but for now, they have chosen a side. It should concern each of us that truthful, choice-based advertising is being blocked, large groups of advertisers are being silenced, and pro-life advocates are being sidelined. Women are the victims here as decisions about their bodies are being made for them. Abortion Vulnerable women are being spoon-fed only the information big tech permits in their media diet. Does the average American believe that women are not able to make an informed choice? The recent events of Roe v Wade are continuing to make this topic a battleground for years to come. Stay connected with us for the latest information in this space and for support in all things Digital.