A Second Chance for Elijah Gabriel

A snapshot of Christian witness in the world (as it appeared in our June issue).
A Second Chance for Elijah Gabriel
Image: Rebecca Medina

A few weeks pregnant, Rebecca Medina (right) took 200 mg of mifepristone—an abortion drug—and fell asleep. When the 25-year-old nursing student woke up, she had changed her mind. A Google search led her to, where family physician George Delgado explains his research on how a little-known procedure, using progesterone, can reverse a chemical abortion. For Medina, the treatment worked: her son, Elijah Gabriel, is now six months old. While more studies are needed, a 2,500-member group of pro-life ob-gyns back the treatment, and nearly 300 physicians offer it.

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