Arizona will become the first state in the nation to require doctors to tell patients that abortions may be reversible, under a controversial bill that deals with an equally controversial method.
Republican Gov. Doug Ducey signed the bill earlier this week.
The highly debated abortion-reversal procedure is done to try and reverse the effects of the so-called abortion pill. It involves a woman being injected with progesterone to counteract the effects of mifepristone – a.k.a., the abortion pill.
Doctors say a patient must undergo the hormone treatment within 72 hours of taking the pill if she decides to keep her baby.
“Women who have initiated a medical abortion process and who change their minds for whatever reason should not have their babies stolen from them because Planned Parenthood or any abortionist withheld life-saving facts or withheld information,” anti-abortion advocate Dr. Allan Sawyer said in testimony before the legislature.
The relatively new procedure was pioneered by Dr. George Delgado, the medical director of California-based non-profit Culture of Life Family Services. He co-authored the first-ever medical literature detailing how progesterone could reverse an abortion in 2007.
That same year, his organization completed its first successful reversal.
“I received a call about a woman who had taken mifepristone, RUU 486, and changed her mind. She wanted help and I offered it,” he told Fox News. “Then I received calls from across the country of doctors and others seeking advice. In 2012, we established Abortion Pill Reversal and its attendant website and hotline.”
News eventually spread to Arizona Republican state Sen. Nancy Barto, who included the provision about disclosing information on abortion reversals as part of broader insurance legislation to prevent women who receive federal subsidies under Affordable Care Act exchanges from being able to buy optional abortion coverage with their plans.
Ducey signed the legislation Monday evening, but stayed mum on the abortion reversal provision, which would require doctors to inform patients about the option when they seek access to the abortion pill.
“The American people overwhelmingly oppose taxpayer funding of abortions, and it’s no different in Arizona, where we have long-standing policy against subsidizing them with public dollars,” Ducey said in a statement. “This legislation provides clarity to state law.”
Critics of the bill have been vocal in their disappointment.
“Instead of delivering on his campaign promises to reduce the negative stigma our state has taken on because of extreme and out-of-touch politics, Gov. Ducey has put Arizona once again in the national spotlight for interfering in the medical decisions of women,” Planned Parenthood of Arizona President Bryan Howard said in a statement.
Opponents also say there isn’t enough documented evidence on abortion reversals.
“We like to practice medicine that is evidenced based, and unfortunately the protocol that has been suggested for reversing a medication abortion has no evidence to support it,” Dr. Ilana Addis said in testimony against the bill.
But Delgado says his organization has a success rate of 60 percent, with 87 births since 2007 and 75 women currently still pregnant after successful reversals.
A patient by the name of Jill has this testimony to offer. Jill was a good candidate for abortion reversal as she had yet to take the misoprostol.
“They did a little bit of research, found the little research there was on it,” Jill says. “They said there was no guarantees as far as if there’s going to be any side effects, or there’s going be any birth defects.” Now 13 months old, Jill’s daughter is active, precocious and healthy (Read more here).
“There have been negative reactions from those who seem to have an agenda and can’t seem to imagine that a woman might change her mind after taking mifepristone … [but] many are relieved to know they have a second chance,” Delgado said.
If you have taken the pill and need help, you can contact the website here: http://www.abortionpillreversal.com/. The website reads:
We know that an unplanned pregnancy can be scary and many women make decisions to abort their babies when they are terrified and stressed. We know that after some time thinking about it, many women would like to change their minds about a CHEMICAL ABORTION. IT MAY NOT BE TOO LATE, IF YOU CALL QUICKLY.
Please…talk with one of our nurses who can guide you towards reversing the effects of the abortion pill. It’s the right thing to do…and we will help you every step of the way. Call now.
Or call the 24/7 Hotline at (877) 558-0333
Source: Fox News and Lisa Muhar
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I also want to add, that in no way, am I judging women who have had an abortion and have been saved by Jesus. This sin is forgiven when we ask Jesus. His love and His grace extend to all, and for all sin. Please find peace in that if you have ever had an abortion. My purpose is only to stop this evil practice and to expose its roots. Jesus desires all men to be saved and to come into the knowledge of truth (1 Timothy 2:4).
If you are not saved, and would like to know Jesus as your personal savior, and need deliverance from sin, please do so today. It is as simple as saying, Jesus I need you, please save me. To help those needing salvation, you may also benefit from reading: I Want to Be Saved.
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils – 1 Timothy 4:1 (KJV).
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry – 2 Timothy 4:3-5 (KJV).
And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not- 2 Peter 2:2-3 (KJV).
“lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away” 2 Timothy 3:1-5 (KJV).
While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage – 2 Peter 2:19 (KJV).
”..keep that which is avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so-called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith…” (1 Timothy 6:20-21 KJV).
Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ – Colossians 2:8 (KJV).
“And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” Matthew 24:12(KJV).
“But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.” 2 Timothy 3:13 (KJV).
“And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.” Luke 17:26 (KJV)
And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir – Isaiah 13:11-12 (KJV).
“And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth” -Genesis 6:13 (KJV).
Each and every one of us is precious to Jesus!
Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations- Jeremiah 1:5 (KJV).
For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb -Psalm 139:13 (KJV).
Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein – Isaiah 42:5 (KJV).
Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;- Acts 17:25 (KJV).
Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;- Isaiah 44:24 (KJV)
He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end – Ecclesiastes 3:11 (KJV).
As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all – Ecclesiastes 11:5 (KJV).