Congressional Bill Would Tell Women They Can Reverse The Abortion Drug and Save Their Baby

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Apr 4, 2019   |   9:19AM   |   Washington, DC

A new bill in Congress would require abortionists across the nation to inform women that there is a chance the abortion drug can be reversed to save their baby’s life.

U.S. Congressman Mike Conaway, a Texas Republican, introduced the Second Chance at Life Act on Tuesday. Following the lead of seven other states, the bill would require that a woman be informed that the effects of the chemical abortion pill can potentially be reversed in order to save her baby if she changes her mind.

The states that already have the informed consent requirement in place are Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, North Dakota, South Dakota and Utah.

“Over 500 babies have been saved by the abortion pill reversal protocol,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “We applaud Rep. Mike Conaway for leading the charge to empower women with the information that chemical abortions can be reversed and that their unborn children can be saved.”

Pro-life advocates have been concerned about the growing number of drug-induced abortions in America. According to reports by the Centers for Disease Control, the abortion method now makes up nearly two-thirds of all abortions at eight weeks gestation or earlier.

The chemical, or medical, abortion procedure involves a two-step drug process. The first abortifacient drug (mifepristone or RU-486) is given at the abortion clinic. The drug makes the uterus inhospitable to new life by blocking the hormone progesterone. The second drug, misoprostol, is taken 24-48 hours later, usually at home, to induce labor and expel the baby.

Research indicates that the first drug, mifepristone, alone is not always effective in ending a pregnancy. A woman may still have a viable pregnancy after taking the first drug.

Dr. Matthew Harrison performed the first-ever abortion pill reversal in 2007. At a press conference in 2015 sponsored by Priests for Life and the American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians & Gynecologists, Harrison said the baby who was saved is now a healthy and happy girl.

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Doctors who developed the reversal treatment say more than 400 unborn babies have been saved from abortion as a result. In 2018, they published a study demonstrating its effectiveness in saving babies’ lives.

Even a prestigious Yale School of Medicine doctor told the New York Times that the treatment “makes biological sense,” and he would recommend it to his own daughter.

Despite strong evidence in support of the method, abortion activists have attacked it as “junk science,” and Planned Parenthood has lobbied against state legislation similar to the new federal bill.

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