Women who change their minds after beginning a medicinal abortion now have a significantly high chance to reverse it, according to a recent study.
The study, conducted from June 24, 2012 to June 21, 2016, showed that doctors and medical researches discovered that large doses of the hormone progesterone can effectively reverse the effects of mifepristone, which is the active ingredient in most oral abortifacients, according to The Washington Free Beacon on Thursday. Doctors said that in hundreds of cases where an expectant mother took high doses of progesterone soon after taking an abortifacient, the treatment reversed the effects of the chemicals meant to kill the baby and saved them 64 to 68 percent of the time.
“Women who change their minds after starting a medical abortion now have a second chance at choice,” George Delgado, the author of the study, told the Free Beacon. “Using progesterone to reverse the effects of mifepristone is effective and does not increase the risks of birth defects.”
Delgado said that the study offers another encouraging takeaway: The initial dose of mifepristone used in medicinal abortions, which is designed to suffocate or starve the infant, once reversed by progesterone does not pose any threat of birth defects. (RELATED: Idaho Requires Docs To Provide ‘Abortion Reversal’ Info To Women Seeking To Abort)
Mifepristone blocks progesterone receptors in the uterus, thereby accomplishing either starvation or suffocation of the baby. Women then take misoprostol to expel the infant which, taken together with mifepristone, has a 93 to 98 percent rate of successfully killing the child.
Progesterone therapy saved 261 babies inside the womb during the 2018 study, 257 of which were delivered alive while four died of natural miscarriages. The progesterone therapy had a 68 percent success rate when administered orally and a 64 percent success rate when delivered via injection. Only eight to 25 percent of babies survive in the womb without any medical intervention after their mothers take mifepristone.
The women who participated in the study and successfully delivered their babies were extremely thankful. Progesterone therapy “changed my entire world by helping me that night. This is the best feeling in the world and nothing else matters. Thank you,” one woman said, according to the Free Beacon. Another participant said, “I just wanted to say, thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
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