When a woman finds herself with an unplanned pregnancy, her immediate feelings aren’t “hooray, I have a choice,” she becomes overwhelmed with uncertainty and fear. She starts asking herself: How could this have happened? Who am I going to tell? What am I going to do next?
The minute a pregnancy test displays a positive result, everything in that woman’s mind changes. Whatever preconceived notions they may previously have had about abortion, parenting, or adoption may go right out the window. She may have thought children sounded great, but now that she’s pregnant out of wedlock, pregnant during school, or pregnant before being financially stable, parenting suddenly doesn’t sound so great.
When conflicting desires and confusing messages start bombarding women, impulsive and emotionally-driven decisions can be made. Women are now being empowered with more choices, including a choice to reverse their abortion decision.
APR – An Overview
With recent medical research, women now have access to even more decisions when facing an unplanned pregnancy. The Abortion Pill Reversal (APR) was first presented in 2012 by Dr. George Delgado, medical director of APR and Culture of Life Services (COLFS) in San Diego County.
Since its introduction, APR has become a strongly supported medical procedure that reverses the effects of the first pill taken with a medically induced abortion: mifepristone. As explained in the most recent article posted by Anchor of Hope Health Center, the abortion pill reversal has demonstrated a success rate of 64%-68%. Not only can women be hopeful when wanting to reverse their abortion decision, women can also be confident that it will be a healthy baby! The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has confirmed that there is no evidence of birth defects associated with infants who have survived the medication of mifepristone.
Bells Can’t Really Be Un-Rung
If we start with the basics of biology, it is physically impossible to “undone a pregnancy.” If you are pregnant, you have the option to either terminate your pregnancy or continue to carry. The additional options of parenting or making an adoption plan come after the decision to carry. But what happens with a girl like Tina, who was originally set on aborting her pregnancy, but later decided that she wanted that child?
When Tina saw the positive pregnancy test, she was determined to end it due to a stressful career pursuit. In a sense, Tina wanted to “undo her pregnancy.” So, she scheduled an abortion appointment. After taking the first pill, she felt immediate regret, recognizing that she didn’t undo anything, but rather terminated everything. What may have been a hopeless situation turned into a hopeful situation. Tina is now raising a strong and healthy baby boy. How was that possible?
There have been over 450 women who have taken the APR and are now raising healthy, happy children. Tina is living proof of that! Andrea is another mother who shares a similar story.
In her article, Andrea shares that she was 21 years old and enrolled in nursing school when she found out she was pregnant. After seeing her positive pregnancy test, she took a trip to an abortion facility where she swallowed the first of two pills of the medical abortion. Andrea was told that there was no reversing her decision; that any attempt to reverse the effects of the drug would result in rare birth deformities.
Some may call it a miracle, others may simply call it the power of quality women’s health care, but on December 31, Andrea gave birth to a strong and healthy baby boy. Whichever side of the fence you want to sit on, one cannot deny that this child was born thanks to the abortion pill reversal and amazing grace.
Choosing Another Choice
Many other women have shared their stories about the abortion pill reversal and how it gave them the ability to choose and change their mind. The APR has a network of over 300 physicians worldwide. All of them celebrate in the ability to empower and advocate for women who want a second choice.
There is a medical team available 24/7 to women who are considering or are determined to reverse their decision of having an abortion. The APR team believes that it is “reasonable and appropriate to respect a women’s right to choose to reverse a medical induced abortion.”
They believe “a woman should never be coerced into starting or continuing an abortion.” This team believes in women and will fight for their decision to choose. This team believes in high-quality women’s health care. This team believes in you.
Quality women’s healthcare exists and is here to provide you hope. You can choose. Contact a nurse today at 1-877-558-0333 if you or a friend desire to reverse your abortion pill. It may not be too late to reverse your abortion decision.