California Attorney General Sues Pregnancy Resource Centers & Smears Abortion Pill Reversal: Here’s What Doctors Have to Say  

Caroline Wharton - 26 Sep 2023

“Pro-abortion” has become California’s middle name, thanks to extremist legislators and government officials — and unfortunately, they’re back at it again as the state has recently sued several pro-life groups and smeared life-affirming scientific technology. However, despite the Golden State’s claim that promoting Abortion Pill Reversal is “misleading,” pro-life doctors who have used this treatment for years say otherwise.  

What happened to trusting “the science?” Here’s what you need to know:  

California Attorney General Rob Bonta recently filed a lawsuit against Heartbeat International (HBI), an international pregnancy resource center (PRC) organization, and RealOptions Obria (RealOptions), a chain of five PRCs in Northern California. According to Bonta’s press release on the suit, the lawsuit alleges that the two groups used “fraudulent and misleading claims” when advertising Abortion Pill Reversal (APR), which Bonta’s office labeled “an unproven and largely experimental procedure.”  

SFLA students at the California Statehouse

Ironically, Bonta tried to claim that this lawsuit was so that “pregnant patients are provided with accurate information.” Beyond the incorrect assertion that APR is not credible, does he plan on suing Planned Parenthood, as well? Every abortion vendor in the state should face a similar lawsuit according to this logic because we have no accurate data saying abortion is safe (cough, cough; where’s that National Abortion Reporting Law again?) and yet Planned Parenthood claims it’s nothing to worry about.  

(Women, there are some very serious risks with abortion that you should be worried about — click HERE to learn more.)  

But let’s address Bonta’s mischaracterization of APR as having “no credible scientific backing” and holding “potential risks” — and who better to do that than doctors themselves? 

According to the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG), their 50-year-old organization of board-certified medical experts “strongly supports efforts to require all women presenting for abortion to be given information about abortion pill reversal as part of informed consent prior to abortion.”  

Their position statement in support of APR (which is a progesterone treatment) explains how it works like “an antitoxin for poisoning,” logically counter-acting the effects of mifepristone in Chemical Abortion Pills. They add:  

“The natural hormone progesterone has been used for over 40 years in the IVF industry, to help women carry pregnancies after the embryo is transferred into her womb. There is a very long and solid history of safety of the use of natural progesterone in pregnancy. Natural progesterone use in pregnancy for the last 50 years has not been associated with any increased risk of any birth defects…Thus, to date there does not appear to be any risk of birth defects to the unborn child from abortion pill reversal. And abortion pill reversal offers another reproductive choice for women facing the abortion decision.”  

One of the pioneers of APR, Dr. George Delgado, also sat down recently with Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins to discuss the safety and efficacy of APR. He stated

“It’s not dangerous at all. In fact, there is no evidence whatsoever or any research studies showing that Abortion Pill Reversal carries any danger. Studies have shown that the birth defect rate is about the same as the general population. Therefore, it does not increase the risk of birth defects, and the preterm birth rate is actually lower than the general population (2.7 percent versus 10 percent in the U.S.) …Abortion Pill Reversal is both safe and effective.”   

And just how successful is it? Dr. Delgado shared that with the best protocols, studies have shown that the success rate of reversal is at nearly 70%. To learn more, read another SFLA blog entitled “Abortion Pill Reversal 101: What You Need to Know from the Doctor Who Helped Establish This Treatment.”  

Clearly, someone needs to remind Bonta’s office to follow the science as they reject it to persecute pro-life organizations for offering women the chance at a proven and safe way out of their Chemical Abortion.  

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