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Study: RU 486 Abortion Can be Reversed Midway Through Process

by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 1/24/13 3:01 PM

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A new paper profiles how the RU 486 abortion drug process can be reversed — an amazing given that millions of unborn children have died from the mifepritsone abortion drug since the Clinton administration approved it.

However, the new paper indicates that women who change their mind about the abortion may be able to go back on the decision before the drug takes the life of their baby.

Dr. Mary Davenport, President of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG), co-authored the new paper, which appears in The Annals of Pharmacotherapy.

“We have a series of 6 women who attempted reversal of RU-486 (mifepristone) abortions, and 4/6 successfully went on to have term babies. There were no complications,” she tells LifeNews. “For physicians interested in providing RU-486 reversal, and patients who need this service Dr George Delgado has established a web site and a hot line.”

Gerard Nadal, Ph.D., a pro-life scientist, breaks down the process further.

“Unlike surgical abortions which are immediately lethal, RU-486 (mifepristone) works over a period of 36-72 hours,” he notes. “The drug binds to progesterone receptors in the uterine lining, blocking progesterone from binding. That’s key, as progesterone is the hormone that keeps the uterine lining (endometrium) intact.”

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“If progesterone is blocked by RU-486, then the endometrium begins to break down, losing its ability to supply the baby’s placenta with oxygen and food. Over a period of a couple of days, the baby is suffocated as the placenta detaches. At that point the drug misoprostol is ingested, inducing uterine contractions to expel the baby,” he added. “The good news is that women can receive shots of progesterone if the baby is still alive. These shots will overwhelm the RU-486 and keep the endometrium intact. Dr. Davenport has sent along a few links that are helpful.”

A new web site has been set up to help women considering a reversal.