A Desperate Attempt to Discredit the Abortion Pill Reversal

By Alliance for Life Ontario

On December 16, 2019, The National Post carried the following article: Women who attempt abortion ‘reversal’ risk serious blood loss: study

See our response below to this article. The attempted medical abortion caused the “severe blood loss” NOT the reversal!

Dear Editor,
Why, when it comes to abortion, do we never receive balanced reporting? You would believe by reading Sharon Kirkey’s article (A2 17th December 2019) that progesterone reversal of medical abortion caused the “severe blood loss” in three women enrolled in the “the first double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial of whether the effects of the “abortion pill’ can be stopped”.

The truth is that 2 of the three women had the “placebo” and the severe blood loss was due to mifepristone, the first drug used in the abortion procedure. The third woman who had actually had a completed abortion, on examination at hospital, bled as a natural result of the medical abortion itself! However, reading this article you are led to believe that it is the reversal itself that caused the bleeding.

Another point seemingly ignored is that 4 of the 5 women in the progesterone group had healthy pregnancies developing two weeks after the reversal treatment. Possibly this is news that abortion advocates do not wish women to know – an 80% success rate!
It is a tragedy that rigorous evaluation was not undertaken before medical abortion was licensed for the Canadian market. Women might have been informed that medical abortion carries four times the risks that surgical abortion does for adverse events.

Respectfully submitted

REFERENCES:
Researchers Try to Discredit Abortion Pill Reversal; Study Backfires Christina Francis, MD and Donna Harrison, MD
Frontiers in NeuroScience, May 2019 Volume 13 Article 544
“Biological, behavioral and Physiological Consequences of drug-induced Pregnancy termination at First trimester human Equivalent in an Animal Model” Camilleri, Belter, Puentes, Aracena-Sherck, Sammut.

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