Abortion Pill Rescue helpline (877-558-0333)
A medication-based abortion consists of two medications: mifepristone and misoprostol. Mifepristone works by blocking progesterone, a hormone that serves a critical function in early human development, and misoprostol induces uterine contractions, causing expulsion of the dead fetus.
Being faced with motherhood is an extremely emotional and impactful time for a pregnant woman, and there are cases in which the mother regrets her decision to have a medication-based abortion. However, there is an effective protocol that can be used to save her child, and that is Abortion Pill Rescue (APR).
During the process of APR, progesterone–the same hormone blocked by mifepristone–is given to the mother through her first trimester in order to counteract the effects of the abortion pill. It has been shown to increase the chances that the baby survives from 23% to 68%, and already approximately 2000 babies have been saved by APR procedures.
Abortion pill reversal must be started within 72 hours of taking the first pill and before taking misoprostol, so if you are considering it, contact your doctor as soon as possible. To find an APR provider in your area, call the APR Network hotline, available 24/7, and visit www.abortionpillreversal.com.
**Information from American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG).