In November 2018, Dr. Brent Boles from Tennessee, who opposes abortion, shared a post with a photo on Facebook, saying that you can reverse the effect of abortion pills and continue pregnancy. The photo caused a heated discussion on this topic. Speaking about the successful birth of a child, whose mother originally chose a medical abortion, Dr. Boles provides additional opportunities for women who can change their mind after taking medication for abortion.
In the photo, Dr. Boles in his lab coat and surgical mask proudly holds the newborn in his hands after a cesarean section.
“I recently gave birth,” he signed, “and I share a photo with the patient’s permission … You see, when a woman takes an abortion pill, she often regrets it immediately.”
"This patient did just that."
Bol's patient, the mother of a healthy baby shown in the photo, is one of those women who, for a variety of reasons, change their mind after trying to end a pregnancy.
The non-surgical method of abortion can be used up to the tenth week of pregnancy and is a two-step process. At the first stage, the patient takes a medicine called mifepristone, which blocks the hormone progesterone, which stabilizes the uterine wall and protects the growing fetus. Mifepristone causes destruction of the uterine lining. In the second stage, misoprostol is administered, which completes the abortion. However, a number of doctors, such as Dr. Boles, state that the fetus can be saved if this second step is not completed.
The expectant mother is prescribed a “replacement” dose of progesterone in the form of tablets, and treatment continues during the first three months of pregnancy.
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Dr. Boles' patient took mifepristone, but then changed her mind. Many pregnant women are frightened by the stories that the cancellation of completion of the procedure can lead to birth defects.
However, Dr. Boles says this is not always the case:
“Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't, but as you can see, it’s worth the effort.”
George Delgado, a physician and professor at the University of California at San Diego, published a study in the medical journal Issues of Law and Medicine for 2018. The pioneer claims that 68% of women who abolish an abortion within 72 hours after taking the first pill will be able to carry a healthy child to the full term.
Delgado added that in this case the risk of birth defects is zero.
AbortionPillRescue claims that Delgado considers the option of reversing the actions of abortion pills as "a way for emotional and spiritual healing."
Abortion is an extremely controversial issue. The decision to terminate an unwanted pregnancy is for some a desperate step and an emergency measure, rather than a deliberate choice.
According to Delgado, these women certainly deserve a “second chance.”
Source: Epoch Times