A British medical doctor who was suspended for saving unborn babies from abortion is appealing his case in court this month.
Christian Today reports Dr. Dermot Kearney wants to be allowed to provide the abortion pill reversal treatment again to women who are desperate to save their unborn babies’ lives.
On Feb. 24, he and his lawyers with the Christian Legal Centre are slated to appear before the Royal Courts of Justice to appeal his medical suspension, according to the report.
“Women who immediately regret taking the first abortion pill and who urgently need support to try and save the pregnancy are being denied access to care due to this ban,” said Andrea Williams, chief executive of the Christian Legal Centre.
The treatment has saved more than 3,000 unborn babies’ lives across the world, including 32 whose mothers were cared for by Kearney, according to his lawyers.
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Research shows that the abortion pill reversal is safe and effective for both mother and child. However, pro-abortion groups are trying to discredit it with baseless claims about the treatment being unproven and dangerous.
Prompted by pro-abortion groups’ misinformation, last year, the United Kingdom Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service suspended Kearney, a former president of the Catholic Medical Association, from providing the life-saving treatment for 18 months, and the General Medical Council launched an investigation into his medical practice.
His lawyers said pro-life organizations have seen a “spike” in requests for the abortion pill reversal treatment after the British government began allowing abortion pills to be sent through the mail in 2020, according to the report.
Williams said Kearney should be allowed to help pregnant mothers who regret their abortions and want the abortion pill reversal treatment.
“Many women feel unbelievably grateful to Dr Kearney for helping them to save their babies,” she said. “Even where the babies were not saved, or where they decided to decline the progesterone treatment, they feel that he has cared for them and helped them when they most needed it. He steps into the breach where the abortion providers are manifestly failing.”
Williams questioned the true motives behind Kearney’s suspension, saying: “In any other area of medicine, treatment would be stopped if consent was withdrawn. Is ideology and the vested interests of abortion providers in the UK getting in the way of the woman’s right to choose?”
The abortion pill reversal treatment works by counteracting the abortion drug mifepristone, the first of two drugs typically taken to abort an unborn baby. Mifepristone makes the uterus inhospitable to new life by blocking the hormone progesterone. The reversal procedure involves giving the mother doses of progesterone to counteract the abortion drug. The abortion pill reversal procedure does not work after the mother takes the second drug, misoprostol, one or two days later.
According to the American Association of Pro-Life OB-GYNs, the abortion pill reversal works very similarly to a hormonal treatment that has been used for decades to help prevent miscarriages.
Research indicates the treatment is safe and effective. One study found that nearly 70 percent of women who underwent the treatment were able to reverse the effects of the abortion drug and save their babies’ lives. The study did not find any increased risks of complications or birth defects.
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 877-558-0333.