Halfway Through the Abortion, She Changed Her Mind. Incredibly Her Baby Survived

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Aug 21, 2017   |   6:03PM   |   Washington, DC

Karen Raya, like so many young women in difficult circumstances, felt alone and afraid when she discovered she was pregnant with her second child.

Just 19, the California young woman told NBC 7 in San Diego that she was fighting with her baby’s father, attending school, working and trying to raise her first child when she learned the news of her second child.

Not sure how she would be able to cope with two children, Raya decided to have an abortion in March of this year. She said she took the first of two abortion drugs and immediately regretted what she had done. Then Raya said she found something that saved her baby’s life – a hotline with information about how the abortion pill could be reversed.

Raya said she underwent the abortion pill reversal treatment, and she now is in her second trimester with her unborn baby. She told the local news that her unborn daughter appears to be healthy.

“Hearing the first heartbeat gave me a sense of hope, that this program will help and I will become the statistic that helps it grow,” the young mother said.

Raya and hundreds of other moms and babies have been helped by the new abortion pill reversal treatment. Dr. George Delgado, who helped develop the treatment and set up the Abortion Pill Reversal hotline, said they expect the 300th baby will be born soon.

“We are getting nowadays about 100 to 150 calls per month,” Delgado said.

The abortion drug mifepristone, or RU-486, works by blocking the hormone progesterone and making the womb inhospitable to the unborn baby. One or two days later, the woman takes a second drug to induce contractions and expel the dead baby.

About 10 years ago, Delgado and Dr. Matthew Harrison discovered that they could counteract the first abortion drug by giving the mother injections of progesterone and potentially save the unborn baby’s life.

Research still is being done on the treatment, but what has been done so far shows it to be safe and effective for mother and child.

Delgado told NBC that he is working on a new research paper about the treatment that he hopes to have published soon. He said the survival rate for unborn babies after the treatment is 60 percent to 70 percent.

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Rebekah Buell, whose unborn baby was saved after undergoing an abortion pill reversal, has become a spokesperson for the cause.

Several years ago, she was a young, single mother struggling through a messy divorce when she discovered she was pregnant again. Buell decided to have an abortion, but she immediately regretted it. Buell also found the abortion pill reversal website, and immediately visited a doctor to begin the process to save her baby’s life. She gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Zechariah, more than two years ago. Now, she testifies to legislators about the value of the abortion pill reversal information.

AbortionPillReversal.com has a network of more than 300 doctors across the world who are trained to give the abortion reversal treatment to women.

Anyone who has taken the first abortion pill and wishes to stop the abortion is urged to immediately visit www.abortionpillreversal.com or call the Abortion Pill Reversal hotline at 1-877-558-0333.