Recently, a single mother of three boys got pregnant and then decided to abort her fourth child by taking abortion pills to terminate the pregnancy. Shortly thereafter, the mother regretted her decision and sought help to save her pregnancy.
The pill women take to abort a pregnancy is in actuality, two separate drugs, mifepristone, and misoprostol. They are taken 24 to 48 hours apart. The second dose of medication is four tablets that would cause a woman to expel the fetus from her body advised The New York Times.
Based on data examined last fall by Reuters, American women now terminate their pregnancies with medication almost as frequently as they do with surgery. In 2016, the Food and Drug Administration released new label guidelines allowing the abortion pill to be more accessible than ever. Mifepristone is now “recommended up to a gestational age of 10 weeks; the new guidelines also reduced the number of required doctor visits and the recommended dosage.” The phenomenon of taking a few pills privately is on the brink of becoming extinct.
This rise of medication abortion presents a tough challenge for the pro-life movement. ‘‘They’ve consistently lost the debate when the debate has been over the status of human life immediately after conception,’’ stated Daniel K. Williams, author of the 2016 book ‘‘Defenders of the Unborn: The Pro-Life Movement Before Roe v. Wade.’’ Medication abortions occur early in the pregnancy. As such, they are removing many of the images and tales that have historically served as persuasive tactics against abortions. ‘‘We haven’t really thought through these things all that carefully, and we’re still fighting, with good reason, the battle over surgical abortion,’’ says Charles Camosy, the anti-abortion author of the 2015 book ‘‘Beyond the Abortion Wars: A Way Forward for a New Generation.’’ ‘‘With chemical abortion, we’re not where we need to be,’’ said Camosy.
According to a story in The Daily Wire, Samantha, the name of the woman, contacted the Abortion Pill Reversal hotline to see if her pregnancy could be saved. Several hours later, after consuming an emergency dose of progesterone, and later adhering to a progesterone treatment plan, was the pregnancy salvaged.
Typically in situations like these, the women search on the internet under ‘‘abortion pill regret’’ on Google. One of the first hits is a website with a photo of a pretty young woman staring morosely into the middle distance advertising “Abortion Pill Reversal.” At the top of the screen is a toll-free number and the words ‘‘Abortion Pill Reversal: It may not be too late.’’
Samantha had thought about aborting the pregnancy two times previously. However, before the first attempt, she had visited the Abundant Hope Pregnancy Resource Center in Attleboro, Massachusetts. It is at this place where Samantha first heard about Abortion Pill Reversal.
Given that the place provides an alternative to abortion, naturally, it came under fire from the pro-abortion crowd. As such, Abundant Hope has been attacked by the pro-abortion group, Campaign for Accountability. They lodged a formal complaint with Massachusetts and charged Abundant Hope “with deceiving women to convince them to give up aborting their children.”
Jay Hobbs of pregnancyhelpnews.com notes “the abortion lobby loudly derides the Abortion Pill Reversal as ‘unproven’ at best and ‘junk science’ at worst.”
Samantha attributes Abundant Hope for her decision to not terminate her pregnancy. “They gave me the strength to not go through with that abortion — that horrifying thing that would have affected the rest of my life. It was just an ongoing struggle with what to do in my heart and my head,” Samantha said. “Abundant Hope has changed my life by being a good support system. When I don’t have anyone else to turn to, I give them a call — even if I just need to talk to them,” she said happily.