It’s a woman’s prerogative to change her mind, at least that’s what the old saying is. And while it was probably written by a Madison Ave. adman to sell pantyhose, the saying does ring true for everything from insignificant choices to life-altering decisions. In fact, most of us can recall a time in life when we have had a change in our opinion (or mind), affecting a significant life decision.
It makes sense that accurate and honest information would have a powerful influence in rational decision making. This certainly pertains to decisions that are potentially costly or decisions that have the ability to dramatically change the trajectory of an individual’s life, like choosing a college major, selecting a life partner, taking a job, relocating to a different city, or whether or not to have an abortion.
Making an informed choice
The marketplace is saturated with information and training strategies designed to influence choices. The Right Brain People have developed and successfully marketed strategies allowing businesses to understand behaviors affecting purchasing decisions and the psychology driving decision making. These same concepts and principles apply within the arena of women’s health, particularly for women considering an abortion option, a decision with the potential to dramatically change the course of the life for the mother (father and baby).
A well-kept piece of information in the abortion industry is a medical protocol known as the Abortion Pill Reversal (APR). This protocol exists for women who change their minds after taking one of two pills required for a medical abortion.
What is the Abortion Pill and how is it reversed?
For those not familiar with the abortion pill, it is the chemical process for pregnancy termination, typically consisting of two drugs and available throughout the first 70 days following a woman’s last menstrual period.
The first of the two drugs to be administered is mifepristone, also known as the RU 486 pill. Mifepristone blocks the hormone progesterone and causes a thinning of the uterine lining. Since progesterone is required for a healthy pregnancy to continue, mifepristone ingestion causes the uterus to stop supporting the developing embryo, therefore ending the life of the embryo.
It is at this point, after ingesting of the first pill, that a woman still has the opportunity to change her mind, if she chooses she no longer wishes to terminate her pregnancy. A recent article published in Issues in Law and Medicine reported a significant success rate in an observational case study including 754 patients who decided to attempt a reversal of the medical abortion process after taking mifepristone. The results demonstrated reversal rates of 64%-68%, depending on delivery factors and progesterone dosage.
When is a choice a choice, again?
This should be celebrated as choice! After all, when a woman chooses to change her mind, it’s still a choice. However, pro-choice advocates for abortion, for whatever reason, wish to stymie information. Apparently, a choice that reverses the first choice isn’t a choice. Frustrating, right?
Slate reports that the number of women who change their minds is minimal, therefore, pro-choicers feel the information should not be ‘pushed’ on everyone. Others would like to convince women that if she does change her mind, and wish to carry her pregnancy to term, the passive non-compliance with the ingestion of the second medication will protect her unborn baby to the same degree as the active progesterone regime developed by Dr. George Delgado, M.D.
Published reviews report the upper survival rate after mifepristone administration alone ranges from 10-25%. Considering the published statistics and success rate of Delgado’s research, withholding this information borders on doing a disservice to every woman facing a decision resulting from an unplanned pregnancy.
Quality women’s healthcare should mean providing women with complete information, covering all options throughout the entire process, and not withholding information.
It is intriguing in a society where choice is touted as a supreme right to be protected at all costs, that a procedure offering a choice for life and hope would be shunned and shut down by one of the largest social media platforms, among others. That is exactly what YouTube did earlier this year.
YouTube suspended APRs channel stating its contents were ‘dangerous and harmful.’ Their business partners later changed their minds about the ban after representative from the Susan B. Anthony List initiated an appeal process regarding YouTube’s decision.
How this affects you
So, if you are considering an abortion decision, specifically using the abortion pill, and if choice matters to you, here is some information you may want to know.
- Medical abortion pills are available for 70 days following a woman’s last menstrual period.
- The process involves taking two medications; mifepristone, followed by misoprostol, which is generally taken 24-48 hours after administering mifepristone.
- IF YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND, YOU STILL HAVE A CHOICE! The Abortion Pill Reversal has demonstrated successful in reversing the effects of mifepristone.
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