The following FAQ about the abortion pill reversal process was produced by abortionpillreversal.com.
Is it too late to reverse the abortion pill?
The goal is to start the reversal treatment within the first 24 hours of taking the abortion pill, mifepristone, also known as RU-486. However, we have had many successful reversals when treatment was started within 72 hours of taking the abortion pill.
Even if 72 hours have passed, call the Abortion Pill Reversal hotline (877) 558-0333. They are there to help. It may not be too late.
The abortion clinic said I have to complete the abortion; is that true?
No, it is your choice to change your mind.
What if I am cramping or spotting? Does it mean it’s too late to reverse the abortion pill?
No, many women have experienced cramping or spotting and have successfully reversed the abortion pill.
Important: If you have not had an ultrasound to confirm that your baby is in the uterus, you should have one done right away.
What about the other pills the abortion clinic gave me?
The second medication is called misoprostol or Cytotec. Its purpose is to cause the uterus to contract and expel the baby.
If you want to try to reverse the abortion, do not take misoprostol/Cytotec.
What do I need to do?
- Call the abortion pill reversal hotline (877) 558-0333.
- The on-call nurse will ask you some basic questions to see if reversal is possible.
- The nurse will then connect you with a doctor or medical provider in your area to start treatment, if that is your choice.
What is the treatment to reverse the abortion pill?
An ultrasound will be done as soon as possible to confirm if your baby is still alive.
The doctor or other medical provider will prescribe progesterone, which will be given by injection in the gluteus (“butt”) muscle, by mouth or by vagina.
The treatment will continue through your 1st trimester of pregnancy.
Why is progesterone used?
Progesterone is the natural hormone in a woman’s body that is necessary to nurture and sustain a pregnancy. Mifepristone blocks progesterone’s actions by binding to progesterone receptors in the uterus and the placenta. By giving extra progesterone, we hope to outnumber and outcompete the mifepristone in order to reverse the effects of mifepristone.
What if I start cramping or spotting after I start the progesterone treatment?
Many women have experienced cramping or spotting and still go on to have successful reversals. Be sure to let your doctor or medical provider know you are experiencing these symptoms.
How much will this cost?
Costs of the treatment vary depending on the progesterone used. Insurance plans may cover treatment. Women who do not have insurance or financial means to pay for treatment should discuss this with the medical provider.
In cases of financial hardship, Abortion Pill Reversal (APR) will work with the medical provider to underwrite progesterone costs. If you can’t afford progesterone treatment, don’t worry, APR is committed to help. Visit their website at: abortionpillreversal.com.
What about birth defects? Is my baby going to be OK?
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) in its Practice Bulletin Number 143, March 2014, states that: “No evidence exists to date of a teratogenic effect of mifepristone.” In other words, it does not appear that mifepristone, RU-486, causes birth defects.
Progesterone has been safely used in pregnancy for over 40 years. There is no record of birth defects caused by progesterone. The type of progesterone used for treatment is the same as the progesterone made in a woman’s body. It is sometimes called natural or bioidentical progesterone.
What is the success rate of Abortion Pill Reversal?
Our success rate is about 55%. This means 55% of women who choose reversal continue the pregnancies and deliver their babies while about 45% lose their babies. If a loss occurs, it is usually within the first two weeks of treatment.
What are the possible side effects of progesterone?
- Fatigue or drowsiness
- Soreness at the injection site, if progesterone is given by injection
Some progesterone treatments include peanut oil – what if I am allergic to peanuts?
If you are allergic to peanuts, you should not take Prometrium capsules or generic progesterone capsules in peanut oil. Be sure to tell your doctor or medical provider you are allergic to peanuts.
What if I want to reverse the abortion pill but I’ve waited too long? What do I do then?
Please call the Abortion Pill Reversal hotline number (877) 558-0333. You may still be pregnant. It may not be too late.
The abortion pill and the morning after pill are the same thing, right?
No, they are different. The “morning after pill” is marketed as an emergency contraception method. The most commonly used preparation contains a high level of a progestin and can be taken up to 72 hours after sexual intercourse. New insights into how it works make it clear that it can prevent implantation of the young human embryo into the lining of the uterus. This is a contragestational or abortifacient effect, not a contraceptive effect.
The abortion pill, mifepristone, is taken up to seven to nine weeks into a pregnancy with the intention of causing an abortion. It works by blocking progesterone receptors. Progesterone is the necessary hormone that nurtures and supports a pregnancy.
The newest morning after pill, Ella, is very similar to mifepristone in its action in that it blocks progesterone receptors. It is approved by the FDA for use up to five days after intercourse and also has abortifacient effects.
Even though I regret my decision to take the abortion pill, there is no way I could keep and raise this baby alone and without support. What would I do then?
We are here to help support pregnant girls and women and their developing babies. Choosing to bring life into this world by delivering a healthy baby doesn’t mean you have to raise the baby by yourself. Placing your baby for adoption is a difficult and brave decision, and may be in the best interest of you and your child. We can connect you with couples who are either unable to have children of their own or who are simply looking to provide a child with a loving, stable home.
We won’t leave you stranded or alone after helping you to reverse the effects of the abortion pill. We are with you through the pregnancy and beyond. We care about you.
I’d like to save this pregnancy, but I’ll probably get kicked out of my house. What should I do?
Call us. (877) 558-0333 We will help you right now and do everything we can to find the help you need in your particular situation. We promise to help you. That’s why we’re here.
Do any professional organizations support Abortion Pill Reversal?
The American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a 2500-member organization, supports offering abortion pill reversal (APR) to women who regret initiating the abortion pill process, after appropriate informed consent.
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I am so thankful God placed people in my path who were able to make sure my little angel had a chance at life.
May 11, 2016 (AbortionPillReversal) — I never thought I would find myself having a break down in a Wal-Mart bathroom, but I did, and at that moment I knew I had just made a horrible mistake.
Finding out I was pregnant was not the magical moment I envisioned it to be. In fact, it was the complete opposite. I was devastated. From the beginning I had my mind set on not keeping the baby. I tried to convince myself that terminating the pregnancy was the best decision for the child. I didn’t want to bring her into a situation that was less than perfect. I thought, “how can I take care of a baby when I can barely take care of myself?”
A few days after finding out I was pregnant I visited a pregnancy center. I thought the center would provide information on abortion procedures, clinics, and such, but I was actually given information and guidance on caring for a baby, as the pregnancy center was a pro-life facility. After the visit I was still convinced to follow through with my original plan of terminating the pregnancy. I researched a tremendous amount about the abortion pill and decided that was the method I was going to use. I found an office and made my appointment.
The morning of my appointment I tried to block out all of the feelings of possibly keeping the baby. I continued to tell myself that doing this would be best. I felt heaviness in my heart the entire way there, and once I was in the office the heaviness became even stronger. The place felt so dark and morbid. It was really creepy. After being called back to the room, I was briefed on the pills and given information on what to expect for the next few days. I then took the first dose, gathered my things and left.
On my way home I stopped at Wal-Mart to get a few things. Like normal, I went to the bathroom and all at once it hit me that I had just made the worst decision ever. In that moment I knew I did not want to continue with the process of aborting my baby, but I had no idea what to do. I rushed home and jumped on my computer to see if reversing the abortion pill was even an option. All sorts of things were going through my mind, but I was determined to save my baby. Quicker than I thought, I found a site with a number to call for people who were in my exact situation and needed help reversing the pill. The lady who answered was so nice and comforting. She gathered some information and told me she would call me right back. Minutes later, she called back with the number of a doctor who would be able to help. I called the doctor and she had me come in right away. She informed me that it was imperative to start my treatment immediately. The progesterone treatment was a success and months later I welcomed my perfectly healthy baby girl to the world.
Not following through with the abortion pill has been a tremendous blessing. My little girl is the joy of my life and I truly don’t know what I would do with out her. I am so thankful God placed people in my path who were able to make sure my little angel had a chance at life.
Reprinted with permission from Abortion Pill Reversal.
Note: The author of this testimony prefers to remain anonymous. “Cachet M.” is a pseudonym.
By Emily S.
The fear I had of being pregnant overcame all other emotions, and I took the pill.
May 11, 2016 (AbortionPillReversal) — “The fear I had of being pregnant overcame all other emotions, and I took the pill. On the drive home I was consumed with guilt and regret. I cried the whole way home…I started looking online…and came across a website discussing a reversal process, and it had a phone number. I was filled with hope, but also doubt that it was real or attainable. Once I called the number, I came in contact with the hotline nurse…The next morning I was scheduled to go to the San Juan Diego Center…A worker called me and made sure I was coming, she even asked if I needed a ride. I took her call as a sign that I was doing the right thing.”
When I discovered that I was pregnant, like most 19 year olds with an unplanned pregnancy, I was terrified. I was scared of what my parents would say or do, that I was going to be a disappointment, and about my financial future. I was certain I couldn’t financially support and provide all the care a baby needed. I was a part-time student and a part-time employee. I earned a very decent living for a person my age, but certainly not enough to support a baby I thought. I also was living at home and sharing an already tightly spaced room with my older sister. I was sure my only choice was abortion.
So I went to Planned Parenthood the following Friday. Every day that passed before my visit to the abortion clinic I thought of telling my parents and trying to think of ways I could keep my baby. I had already bonded with the tiny person inside me and would have little conversations with him. I even told my sister and best friend, Jadrien, that I was pregnant, but fear always overcame my rational thinking. I drove to the clinic that Friday. I was surprised to see a nurse so quickly and taken to a room. She had me sign waiver papers releasing the responsibility from Planned Parenthood if anything were to go wrong. Then she handed me the first pill and a cup of water to wash it down. I didn’t know it then, but this pill would cut off the baby’s food supply and cause him to stop growing and thriving. I stared at the pill in my hand and became overwhelmed with sadness and the feeling that I was making a terrible mistake. But yet again, the fear I had of being pregnant overcame all other emotions, and I took the pill.
On the drive home I was consumed with guilt and regret. I cried the whole way home. Ironically, it also poured rain the entire night. I felt like Jesus was crying for what I had done. When I got home I told my sister what I had done, and that I wanted to fix it and reverse it somehow. We started looking online at what we could do and we came across a website discussing a reversal process, and it had a phone number. I was filled with hope, but also doubt that it was real or attainable. Once I called the number, I came in contact with the hotline nurse, Elizabeth Delgado, who took my information and said she would call me back in an hour or two once she found something. They say the most sincere prayers come from hospital rooms, death beds and those in the midst of a tragedy. Well, I know that to be true, because during the time I was waiting for Elizabeth to call me back, I prayed for my baby’s life harder than I have ever prayed for anything before.
I felt like my soul was crying and pleading with the Lord on behalf of my baby’s life. I know God heard my prayer because Elizabeth called me back with the answer to my prayers: Patsy and Willie from the San Juan Diego center. I went to see Patsy the next morning at 7 am, less than 12 hours since I took the first pill. Of course, I was nervous, but I decided I had to trust the solution that God had provided me with. The morning I was scheduled to go and see Patsy, she called me and made sure I was coming, she even asked if I needed a ride. I took her call as a sign that I was doing the right thing.
When I got to the San Juan Diego center, Patsy reassured me that they could save my baby and that everything was going to be okay. She also showed me a model of a 6 week old baby which was the age of mine and I looked at how real and beautiful the baby was even when it was only six weeks old. I think a common misconception about babies and one that the abortion industry loves to promote, is that young babies in utero are only cells and aren’t real people. This is entirely untrue and when I saw that model I couldn’t believe that I almost ended my little baby’s life. I came home that day and told my parents everything and about the reversal process I was undergoing. My mom was very receptive and came to meet Patsy and Willie the next day and supported me with love my entire pregnancy and still supports me to this day.
Everything fell into place after that and I remember hearing my son’s heartbeat for the first time around Thanksgiving. Then in July, I gave birth to a perfectly healthy, beautiful 9 1/2 pound baby named Ezekiel which means “God strengthens” because that’s what God did. He protected and strengthened my baby against the abortion pill’s effects through Dr. Delgado and Dr. Davenport’s reversal process.
I am for forever changed into a new person because of my son and what I went through to bring him into this world. He is the absolute best thing that has ever happened to me and I am so blessed to have him as my son. God says children are a blessing and a gift from above, and I cannot agree more. I hope everyone when faced with this choice chooses life, but thankfully, if they make a mistake like mine, there’s a second chance, which is the reversal process.
Reprinted with permission from Abortion Pill Reversal.
Note: The author of this testimony prefers to remain anonymous. “Emily S.” is a pseudonym.
May 11, 2016 (AbortionPillReversal) — As humans, we tend to unknowingly take life for granted. We live in ways that later hurt us. We, the human race are selfish. The people of today, including myself are so hypnotized by this idea of a perfect life that when something goes wrong or out of sync we start to make irrational decisions. Being twenty-one years old and in my third year of nursing school, everything was going just right. I had all the materialistic things, I was going out every night, I had the perfect group of friends, I had the perfect good-looking boyfriend, and I was living my dream as a popular college cheerleader until May 3rd 2014 came. Me and my boyfriend had been fighting for three days and had completely cut off communication with one another. He decided to take a flight to Miami for the weekend & I decided to go out with friends, the next evening around 6pm I was keeled over with a horrible pain in my lower stomach, I begged my mother to drive me to the hospital. After all tests were completed, the doctor entered the room with a stern look on his face and stayed quiet for what felt like hours. “I’m sorry to inform you, but, you are pregnant,” were the words that rolled off of his tongue, leaving me feeling paralyzed. It was impossible! I had been on birth control for 8 years! My mother slowly lifted her head with a face of disappointment, I stopped her before she could say anything & told her “I’m not keeping it. I will have the problem fixed by this week.” I said those words with no shame, as if I had gotten a bad grade that could be fixed so easily. She begged me and begged me to rethink my decision but I was set.
Two weeks later I was still pregnant and fighting my heart on what I should do. When I finally got the courage to tell my boyfriend the news he shut me out with a careless laugh, looked at me and said “you know what you have to do.” The next day my body felt numb as we drove into the parking lot of the Planned Parenthood. I approached the clerk and without even lifting her head, she mumbled the words “how can I help you?”…I whispered “I need an abortion.” She quickly slid me a packet of forms and told me to have a seat. As I waited for my name to be called I just kept holding back my tears. In my heart I knew I didn’t want to do this, but the look I saw on my boyfriend’s face made me realize that if I didn’t do this now, I would be taking the journey alone. As they called my name into the room, the nurse began to explain the procedure to me. I would take two pills. The first pill is what they called “the killer” – it cuts off all nutrients and oxygen to the placenta over a 24 hour time span slowly killing it off. The second pill was the pill that would reject the placenta from the body, in turn completing the procedure. I immediately broke down in tears, I couldn’t hear another word, I was sick to my stomach. She handed me a tissue and told me I was doing the right thing, that it wasn’t the right time and led me into the exam room. The doctor performed an ultrasound, where he revealed to me that I was actually 9 weeks pregnant already and showed me my baby’s heartbeat. I begged my boyfriend to change his mind, he lifted his head with a look of defeat and said “I don’t feel anything.” The doctor sat me down and told me to open my hand, where he dropped a thick, white, round pill into my palm. I was shaking, tears flowing down my face, I couldn’t do it. I turned to my boyfriend for clarification that we were doing the right thing but his head hung low, the doctor stood over me and spoke the words “you’re doing the right thing, it’s not the right time.” Tears ran down my face, I was literally frozen. “Now hurry up and take that pill before it melts in your hand, it’s very expensive.” I swallowed the pill and immediately tried to throw it up. The doctor sat me back down, handed me a brown bag, said in a stern voice “take the next pill in 24 hours and make sure you take it! I’ll see you in two weeks for a follow up.” He walked out of the room with such pride as if he had just completed his duties for the day.
I ran out of the office, and straight for the car where I fell to the ground crying and screaming for God to forgive me, my boyfriend walked up to the car, got in and we drove off as if nothing had ever happened. I couldn’t look at him, I hated him so much for not stopping me, I hated him for not supporting me, and I hated me for actually going through with it! I cried for hours straight before realizing that I needed to do something to fix this. I called my mother who took me to hospitals, and doctors’ offices but they all turned me away saying “you need to take that second pill, even if you did find someone or something to reverse it, your child would have rare deformities and you would be seriously ill…It’s not worth it.” Everyone turned me away, I felt helpless, worthless, hopeless! I sat in my car crying and crying all by myself as my boyfriend and everyone around me kept pushing me to take the second pill. I had refused. I put my foot down and was going to find any way to fix my mistake. My last hope, I turned to God. I called my aunt who spends night and day living for Him, I begged her to pray, pray that God would understand my mistake and heal me, and save my baby. The next morning I awoke to an article on my phone of a doctor who had successfully reversed the pill and saved a life. I immediately called the number given and was directed to a hotline where the most heartwarming voice answered. She had told me that because I was now hitting 48 hours after taking the first pill, that it would be difficult, but to have hope! She told me to wait 10 minutes and she would get in touch with the doctor. Fifteen minutes later the doctor called me, she told me to immediately head over to her office. Being a Saturday, the office was not open, but for me, for my child she went out of her way to help me.
Upon arrival she welcomed me with open arms as I just broke down to her and told her how sorry I was. She informed me that if there was a heartbeat, she would immediately start the reversal, but told me that if a heartbeat did not appear, that there would nothing that she would be able to do. As she turned on the ultrasound machine, my heart was beating out of my chest and there, right there, a miracle happened and a heartbeat appeared on the screen. She immediately turned it off and started the reversal. I followed up with my doctor for about two months, and then she sent me off to be cared for my regular OB/GYN.
December 31, 2014 I gave birth to a beautiful, strong, healthy baby boy, and my boyfriend was by my side the entire time. My whole pregnancy, and the days spent with my son have been unexplainable. I thank God and I thank my doctor, an angel sent from above to save precious little lives, and to save the lives of mothers, because without her, I don’t know where I would be today. It took me a while to face what I did, but I thank God every night for the angel he has given me. I named my son Gabriel after the archangel in heaven, because he is a miracle, a true angel!
Reprinted with permission from Abortion Pill Reversal.
Note: The author of this testimony prefers to remain anonymous. “Andrea T.” is a pseudonym.
By Lisbeth R.
There is a new light in my home that brings a smile to everyone in my family and I would not change it for the world.
May 12, 2016 (AbortionPillReversal) — My name is Liz and I am 23 years of age with a 3 year old child. I am married and have a good life, my story began in April of 2014. While attending college I began to get really sick and was having trouble keeping up with my classes. I was not being myself anymore, and since I was about to graduate I did not want anything to get in the way of my studies and my career. I was exercising a lot because I was going to attend the academy for law enforcement. I assumed it was all the exercising I was doing, but something seemed off to me and I decided to take a pregnancy test. To my surprise it came out positive. I cannot deny that I was very upset and mad at myself. The first thing I did was to stay quiet about it while I decided what to do. I certainly did not want this child and was hoping the test was just a mistake. I was thinking about it for days and decided to terminate my pregnancy. I went to Planned Parenthood and took the pregnancy test there. They told me it was positive and asked what I wanted to do, so I told them to terminate. I went in the following week where they did an ultrasound. I was not allowed to hear the heartbeat and they gave me a blurry picture of the “fetus.” I was very nervous because my mom had found out I was pregnant and she did not want me to abort. She said if I didn’t want the baby that she would take care of him or her but to not terminate. I had made my decision already and was certain that it was a good choice. My husband found out that I was pregnant and he was very happy and excited. He told me that it was the best gift I could ever give him. My heart did not want to go through the abortion procedure but my mind was already sure what it wanted.
The following days I was very confused and would cry all the time, all my family was very happy except for me, I went into the clinic without anybody knowing and paid the amount. Inside my stomach felt so sick since I was already 5 weeks I kept thinking that it already had a heartbeat yet the negative thoughts were also in my head because I was already very sick with nausea and vomiting. I sat on the table and the doctor was explaining to me everything that was going to happen. I took a deep breath and swallowed the first pill. She told me that first pill was to stop the growth of the baby so by some hours it wouldn’t even have a heartbeat anymore. The next day I would take another set of pills to expel the baby. I got home and still felt very sick. I started vomiting and called Planned Parenthood to see if it was normal and they told me that those were some side effects. The next day I woke up very early in the morning and was thinking what if the baby still had a heartbeat, if I took the next set of pills, how was I going to expel it? I was very confused and started searching in the computer to see if there was a chance the baby still had the heartbeat and I was going to just remove it like that. I then wanted to have an ultrasound because I never had a chance to hear it. I was searching for hours on the internet where I could find a place where I could have one done for free and discreetly. I found a pregnancy center online.
I called and they told me I could go in anytime. I did not hesitate to come in. I met with a counselor and after some questions I let her know what was going on and what I had done. I only had that day to decide if I was going to take the rest of the abortion medication. She quickly called another doctor in and told me there was medicine I could take to reverse the effects from the medicine I had taken the day before. I did not know this at all. They made me feel comfortable and safe, and they were such great ladies that did not judge me at all. I asked them if it was possible to have the ultrasound done since I had not really seen the baby or heard the heartbeat. I was sure that the baby had not made it through the first medication, but to my surprise when they showed me the screen the baby’s heartbeat was still very strong. I could not stop my tears. I was now hearing my baby’s heartbeat. They quickly made calls all over to check if there was a doctor that could see me that same day to give the medication for the baby’s growth. I then told my mom what I had done with the abortion medicine and she began to cry. I told her how I found the pregnancy center and how well they treated me and how they told me there were positive options to continue my pregnancy. I told my mom how I still had the second set of the abortion pills and she got them from me and she threw them out right away. I told her how the pregnancy center had made calls so a specialist could see me right away to give me medication to continue the pregnancy. That afternoon my mom went in with me to the appointment and I started taking the medication.
Today my son is now 3 weeks old and is one of the best gifts I have received along with my first child. If it wasn’t for the help of this clinic I would have been very lost, They took their time to call me every month to check how I was doing and to check if I was still going to the doctor for my checkups. I really didn’t know there were options to save my pregnancy. I made the right choice to go to them and tell them how I felt and how bad I wanted to just be happy. They are like a family to you and will listen to you carefully no matter what the situation is. I am very glad I went to them for help because if it wasn’t for them my older son would not be this happy with his little brother. From the bottom of my heart I thank the pregnancy center that helped me and everyone that has gotten in touch with me to check how I’ve been doing. My family is very happy with my newborn and are doing their best to help with him. I am happy and could not have made a better choice. Now when I look at my child I cannot imagine how different everything would be and how I was so naïve to think that it was not going to affect me in any way. There is help out there for women who are confused and feel lonely. For me, the help that the pregnancy center has given me is the best. I didn’t feel alone and I knew that if I had a question I would not hesitate to call them. Abortion is a word that I would like to change to Life because that is what we should want for our children. They cannot make the choice to be here in this world or not. It’s just a matter of understanding and asking for help when needed. With the help of the pregnancy center, my decision to keep my child has been the best and I am truly happy for it. There is a new light in my home that brings a smile to everyone in my family and I would not change it for the world.
Reprinted with permission from Abortion Pill Reversal.
Note: The author of this testimony prefers to remain anonymous. “Lisbeth R.” is a pseudonym.
By Maria L.
I know that God showed His mercy on me and gifted me this precious little girl.
May 12, 2016 (AbortionPillReversal) — When I found out I was pregnant, I panicked and immediately thought about how I would be a disappointment to my parents if they were to find out that I was pregnant out of marriage. At that moment, my boyfriend and I decided that abortion could be a possible solution. I was raised in a Christian household and I attended church regularly so abortion was something that I’d always been against, or so I thought.
After I found out I was pregnant, I went online to learn more about abortion, and also to seek people’s viewpoint on this topic. I knew that abortion was wrong, but for some reason I made myself believe that the abortion pill was not morally wrong. I went as far as going to the Bible to find any scripture that specifically spoke about abortion so I could stop myself. I was very undecided about abortion, but the clock was ticking and I decided that if I were in the timeframe allowed for the abortion pill, I would take the pill, but if I was past that timeframe, I would not chose to proceed to the surgical method. I desperately wanted to find out how far along I was, but when I called around, I was told that an ultrasound was only given upon a doctor’s order. I decided to make an appointment at Planned Parenthood and I was very anxious to find out how far along I was. I was told that I was 4 weeks pregnant. The nurse then took me to a room where she handed me Mifepristone (the first abortion pill). Everything was happening too fast; my head was all over the place. I was only 4 weeks and I still had 5 weeks to think about this choice, and right in front of me was a nurse waiting for me to take the pill. I couldn’t do it. I thought it’d be such a shame to take the pill, knowing I had a few more weeks to thoroughly think about this.
When I walked out of the clinic, I saw a pamphlet on the parking lot that spoke against abortion and I picked it up. I glanced at it but didn’t thoroughly read it and I placed it in my car. I went home and abortion was still on my mind. Everyday I’d go online to read people’s opinion on this matter and to do research on this topic. A lot of sites stated that at this stage, the embryo was still not considered human. I knew time was running out and I decided that this time I’d take the pill and I told myself that there’d be no going back; I would take the pill. I remember praying to God and telling Him about my thoughts and intentions and how my mind was set and nothing could stop me because I already decided that this time I’d take the pill. I prayed that He’d do something to stop me because I wasn’t going to stop. I made an appointment once again at Planned Parenthood. When I went to Planned Parenthood for the second time, I wanted to see the ultrasound and the nurse told me that it was just a blob and there was no heartbeat yet. When it was time to take the pill, I quickly took it without thinking too much and before I could possibly change my mind.
As I walked to the car, I was teary and I tried my best not to think about what I had done. In the car, I saw the pamphlet I had picked up a few weeks ago and in it was a scripture from the Bible that said “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you” (Jeremiah 1:5). I felt as if that scripture could’ve made the difference in my decision, but it was all too late. I was so broken. My boyfriend suggested I try to throw up but I doubted that would work. I still had to pick up the next set of pills to continue the abortion process. I regretted my decision. It was so difficult entering the pharmacy. When I went home I immediately went online hoping that there’d be something that could be done. Thankfully, I found the abortion pill reversal website and a nurse answered and she was so kind and willing to help. She told me to go the following day to a nearby clinic. The following day, I went to the clinic. The doctor checked me and found a strong heartbeat and informed me I was 5 weeks pregnant, not 4. I was given the progesterone treatment.
Throughout my pregnancy, I never had any complications and in every checkup, I was told everything looked fine. I delivered a beautiful healthy girl in December 2014. My parents are beyond happy and are in love with this little girl. I have been given a second chance and I know that God showed His mercy on me and gifted me this precious little girl.
Reprinted with permission from Abortion Pill Reversal.
Note: The author of this testimony prefers to remain anonymous. “Maria L.” is a pseudonym.
By Rebecca C.
From that moment I surrendered my fears and let God steer the way for me and my unborn baby
May 12, 2016 (AbortionPillReversal) — This is my story about how I was given a light, a way, and a chance that saved my son’s life. When I found out I was pregnant, I was fearful and uncertain. My friends asked, “Are you going to keep it?” Obviously, I had a choice. I had 8 months to go before I graduated nursing school. I was in a relationship that was going south by the minute. I had no car and little income. I was not ready to have a baby. All I needed to do was take a pill and the rest would be history. No one had to know and life could go on as I intended. This was a very persuasive argument. It seemed like the right decision, until I took the abortion pill.
After I took the abortion pill, I began to think about how this world is only for a short while, but my choice to abort this baby would be eternal. I would have to face my Creator. It was crystal clear to me that I made a huge mistake. I popped out of bed, went downstairs, and began to search on Google. I clicked on “abortion reversal.” I called the hotline provided on the website and asked, “Is it true that the abortion pill can be reversed?” The hotline nurse answered, “Yes.” She then gave me a number for a doctor and told me to call him. The doctor told me to meet him at the hospital promptly. It was about 11:00pm when I got to the hospital, to meet with the mysterious miracle doctor.
Everything was uncertain and surreal, but this doctor quieted those feelings. He was different from any other doctor I had met. First of all, he was expected to fly out the following morning to a convention. He dropped what he was doing to meet me. Second, it wasn’t a rushed meeting…he greeted me, he educated me, and most importantly he spoke with me about my fears and comforted me with the Word of God. Yes, the Word of God. There was nothing more powerful he could have prescribed me that night because from that moment I surrendered my fears and let God steer the way for me and my unborn baby.
Next, the medical goal was to flood my system with natural progesterone to overpower the abortion pill. This was followed by a course of progesterone for the rest of my pregnancy. I wondered if this would work, or was it already too late? After I went home, no bleeding or cramping occurred. The following Saturday the doctor returned from his trip. My mom accompanied me to see if the reversal worked. We met the doctor for an ultrasound. The baby had a strong heartbeat that resonated throughout the room. Wow! It worked!
I was now worried about how much damage I had possibly done to this baby with the abortion pill. When I voiced these fears to the doctor, he never once succumbed to the negative “what if’s.” Instead, he always directed the attention to the miracle baby growing inside me. Despite any damage that could have been done to the baby, it could also have been overcome. God, was that powerful. From then on I reminded myself that this was no longer in my control. God was in control. All I could control was taking my supplements, going to my appointments, and preparing myself for my baby.
Every ultrasound, consultation and blood draw came out perfectly. My son grew and grew strongly. He was delivered at 8lbs 1 oz with an APGAR score of 8 and 9 (good!). He was gorgeous. He takes my breath away every day. At his 2-month visit his pediatric doctor told us that he looks great and for us to be aware he will probably be advanced with crawling and walking.
I completed nursing school, passing exams before and after the delivery. My boyfriend is on his way to becoming a good husband. As I laid my son down to sleep tonight I started to cry. Despite every trouble, I have my son in my life and no problem seems too big with him. He is God’s miracle, he is God’s gift to me and this world, and I feel so blessed to be his mom. I just want to hold my miracle son and pass our story on to the countless people who are just like us – those who need an answer and a glimpse of God’s real plan.
Reprinted with permission from Abortion Pill Reversal.
Note: The author of this testimony prefers to remain anonymous. “Rebecca C.” is a pseudonym.
By Shanae H.
I had seen my blessing on the sonogram machine. He was moving, full of life. And I was going to take that away.
May 12, 2016 (AbortionPillReversal) — First of all I would like to thank my APR Hotline nurse and doctor. Without them, I would not have my beautiful baby boy. I was going through a rough time in life, and I ended up pregnant. From financial struggles and relationship problems to housing issues, everything that could possibly go wrong did. I was trying to stay positive because we had a baby on the way. My house has mold growing from an improper repair and the property management was refusing to fix it, so I had no other choice but to try and move and fast.
The father and I were constantly arguing, which was very stressful due to the fact that I was the only one trying to get the bills paid. My grandparents had told me that if I were to become pregnant by him that they would ask me to abort. They are the ones that help me with everything, from rent to rides, they are there. The father knew this, so when he thought that he no longer wanted to be with me, he then told them our secret of being pregnant. I didn’t know how far along I was at this time, but we didn’t think I was far.
They discussed with me how I do not need to bring another child into the world to struggle. They convinced me, or so I thought, that this was what needed to be done. The father told me to abort as well. So on June 27th, I went down to the clinic and they had me take the Mifepristone (the first abortion pill). I was ten weeks pregnant. They then gave me four pills to take at home. I felt horrible. I had seen my blessing on the sonogram machine. He had fingers and legs. He was moving, full of life. And I was going to take that away. I couldn’t stop crying. The whole ride home I cried and cried. I wished and wished that I could go back and not take that pill. Who was I to decide if this child should live or not? How selfish it was of me to try and undo what God has blessed me with?
Something told me to look online for a cure and to look for it fast. Even though the clinic had told me there was no going back, I had faith and hope that there was somewhere out there that could help us. I found a number, and pressed my luck. I spoke to an APR Hotline nurse, and she located the nearest doctor that could help us. My doctor prescribed me progesterone. I prayed and prayed that this would help my baby. I had morning sickness after the first day, and I had never been happier to feel morning sickness. My baby was okay and alive. I felt him moving, I was filled with joy. Week by week, my belly grew. More and more, I felt him move. He was becoming so strong. I was so happy. Shortly after that, everything started to fall into place. I got a job, and found an affordable place to move to. Blessings came, one after another. I am truly grateful.
We had an ultrasound appointment in October to check on his organs and find out the sex. His organs were developing fine and they told us that he’s a boy. On my due date, January 27th, I had another ultrasound/sonogram to determine the baby’s estimated weight. They told me that his would be 9lbs 5oz! What a big little guy! At 12:13 am on January 29th, I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. He was 8lb 10.9oz and 29 ½ inches long! He passed all of his tests. He was perfect, my blessing. Baby Salvador Vasquez Herrera IV.
If anyone out there is thinking of aborting, or possibly already took the first step that you thought you wanted to take, there is a way to fix it. Don’t lose hope, don’t give up on your baby’s life. God will show you that it’s all worth it. Everything will fall into place. As long as you keep trying and don’t give up. Whatever you do, don’t give up. There is always a way, some just take different paths to get there. Children are the future. You never know what they will be capable of. Give them their chance to live and become what they are destined to be. Have faith, and God will guide you.
Reprinted with permission from Abortion Pill Reversal.
The author of this testimony prefers to remain anonymous. “Shanae H.” is a pseudonym.
By Tina P.
Instantly, I was filled with regret. I frantically looked online to see if I had any options to save my baby.
May 13, 2016 (AbortionPillReversal) — I’m married. I’m college educated. I have a full time job. I own a house. But at 35 years old, my husband and I found out we were pregnant. We had the space and financial means to have a baby, but the stress of having a baby in my workplace was extreme. I knew what would happen when I told the office I was pregnant. I had seen what they did to a co-worker when she got pregnant. I did not want that to happen to me. It was so stressful, so I decided that I would terminate the pregnancy.
I quietly made an appointment at the local abortion clinic and received the first of the two abortion pills. I knew it was wrong, but I took it anyway. Instantly, I was filled with regret. I hated what I had done. I stayed up all night worrying that I made the wrong choice. I started praying. The next morning I frantically looked online to see if I had any options to save my baby. I found the abortion pill reversal website and called the hotline. I was so nervous. As I was talking to the nurse on the phone, I was devastated that there were no doctors near me that were listed to help me with the reversal. My heart sank; however, they did not give up on my baby and contacted a local office in my town and they agreed to see how they could help me. The doctor I saw was Catholic and believed in doing anything he could to help me save my baby. He stayed on the phone with the nurse the entire time to make sure everything was done correctly. The nurse was wonderful. She walked through the steps with the doctor.
After receiving progesterone for a week, I came back for an ultrasound to see if the baby survived. He did. He was alive and well. He was saved. The nurse from the hotline saved him. I thank God everyday when I look at him. He is a healthy, beautiful boy! Without the option of the abortion pill reversal, he would not be here today. I am thankful I found the information readily available online and for the caring nurse who talked to me and to the doctor. She is my son’s angel. Thank you for giving us a second chance.
Reprinted with permission from Abortion Pill Reversal.
Note: The author of this testimony prefers to remain anonymous. “Tina P.” is a pseudonym.
By Dr. George Delgado
They initially acted out of fear, but through their near-death experience, they learned the power of trust, faith, and love.
May 13, 2016 (AbortionPillReversal) — Rhonda and Gary were both 18, in love, and in college. Like many in our society, they did not think that having sex prior to marriage carried any consequences or could hurt them in any way. Although they used contraception, they conceived a child. Suddenly, all the plans for college and a bright future were in disarray. They were confused and frightened and did not know where to turn.
Rhonda decided she should have an abortion as that seemed to be the best “solution” to her “problem.” Gary did not agree with her, but he felt he should not try to dissuade her. They both sought the counsel of Rhonda’s mother, who tried to convince her to choose life and not abort her baby. After several discussions, debates, and arguments, Rhonda’s mother wearied and agreed to help her daughter have the abortion.
Since she was less than seven weeks along, Rhonda chose to take mifepristone, or RU486. After she took the abortifacient pill, her mother had an almost immediate sense of regret that she had facilitated the abortion of her own grandchild.
She went to see a priest who offered to speak with her daughter. After much discussion, the daughter finally agreed to speak to him. After discussing the situation with the priest, she began to question her decision. The priest put her in contact with me, and she asked to meet with me. On that Saturday, I met her in the office, with an assistant, to explain how mifepristone works and what her possible options were. I first wanted to do an ultrasound to see if the baby was still alive.
When Rhonda, her mother, and Gary saw the embryo in her uterus with a beating heart, they began to cry. These were tears of joy that the baby was still alive but also tears of remorse, for each of them, individually, regretted the decisions they had made.
They wanted to know what they could do to reverse the mifepristone. I explained to Rhonda the risks of the situation and offered her progesterone therapy since mifepristone functions as a progesterone antagonist. She agreed to proceed, hoping and praying for the best.
As we journeyed together through the first trimester, at each visit I saw a transformation in Rhonda, Gary, and Rhonda’s mother. I could see a beautiful love, joy, and peace developing within them and among them. They had recommitted themselves to their faith and were now trusting that God would guide them every step of the way.
By the end of the first trimester, I referred Rhonda to an obstetrician. Rhonda feels blessed to have been given a second chance; a second chance she feels was by the grace of God.
When I think of Rhonda and Gary, I think that they are, on one hand, extraordinary, but, on the other hand, ordinary like you and me. They initially acted out of fear, but through their near-death experience, they learned the power of trust, faith, purpose, and love.
Reprinted with permission from Abortion Pill Reversal.