Reversing a chemical abortion is sometimes possible after a woman has ingested the first of two substances in the process of a chemical abortion. The first drug, mifepristone, effectively cuts off the baby’s nutrient supply, causing its death. The second drug, misoprostol, causes the uterus to contract and expel the dead baby (in what is usually a very painful process).
Until a few years ago , ingesting the first dose was inevitably fatal to the child; there was no known way to reverse the effects of mifepristone. However, doctors have worked to develop a method of reversal, and if a woman acts quickly, she may be able to retrace her steps before it is too late for her child:
We know that an unplanned pregnancy can be scary and many women make decisions when they are terrified and stressed. We know that after some time thinking about it, many women would like to change their minds and think they can’t.
The pro-life physicians of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists have developed a website dedicated to helping women in crisis reverse the effects of mifepristone. They urge women who feel regret about their decision to act as quickly as possible after taking the first drug, since time is of the essence in the reversal process:
There is a process for reversing the abortion pill, but time is essential! Call us right away, so we can talk with you and find you help.
There are documented cases of successful mifepristone reversal, like Ashley and Kaylie’s story, and Rhonda’s, that provide hope for many more happy endings to chemical abortion decisions in the future.
Abortionpillreversal.com also provides a webinar for physicians to understand and learn the RU-486 reversal process. Because time is of the essence when it comes to the reversal process doctors and pregnancy help organizations, who are oftentimes the first responders to women who change their mind, need to be educated.