Abortion Pill Reversal Allows Women to Change Their Minds—and Saves Lives

Progesterone dose reverses mifepristone effects. Critics dismiss it as ‘junk science.’
Abortion Pill Reversal Allows Women to Change Their Minds—and Saves Lives
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Mifepristone is the first of two drugs women take to chemically end a pregnancy.

About one year ago, Rebecca Medina, a 25-year-old nursing student in Orange County, California, faced a defining moment in her life. Conflicted about having an abortion, she took the 200 mg mifepristone abortion pill at the last possible moment, took a nap, and when she woke she realized she had made a horrible mistake. She wanted her unborn child to live.

“Something was telling me not to. I went back and forth. ‘I want to do it; no I can’t do it.’ I hadn’t dated the baby’s father very long. I had eight months nursing school yet to go and thought I am not ready. I need to finish school. It just wasn’t convenient,” she said.

But she sat down at a computer and Googled this question: "Is it possible to reverse the abortion pill?” She clicked on a website, AbortionPillReversal.com. She called their 800 number and the person who answered told her about a new little-known procedure, using progesterone, to counteract mifepristone, ...

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