An abortion 'reversal'? Unproved, but included in Ohio bill
This one is amazing. No medical group recognizes this "abortion reversal" as legitimate, but Ohio anti-choicers want to require info about it in their latest anti-abortion bill.
"Republican lawmakers in Ohio want every woman seeking a medical abortion informed that they could reverse that procedure.
But the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologistssays abortion-reversal treatments are not based on science and do not meet clinical standards.
A new Ohio bill would require doctors prescribing medication abortions, which are performed up to 10 weeks into a pregnancy, to provide information about a procedure to reverse abortions in the event the woman changes her mind.
It's backed by Ohio Right to Life, the state's largest organization that opposes abortion.
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Dr. George Delgado, a San Diego doctor who labels himself "pro-life," popularized the idea of abortion reversals using progesterone, a hormone that helps maintain pregnancy. But the concept is controversial and doesn't have Food and Drug Administration approval.
Medication abortions involve two drugs. Mifepristone blocks the release of progesterone, which is needed for a healthy pregnancy. Next, misoprostol is taken a day or two later to cause the uterus to contract and expel the embryo or fetus.
Under Delgado's method, a woman would take progesterone after the first drug to halt its effects. He published a study of 754 patients with a 64% rate of successful reversals.
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In the meantime, states have passed laws to inform women seeking abortions about the option.
Arkansas was the first in 2015, followed by Arizona and South Dakota. Ohio joins a handful of other states considering the bill this year.
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"This is not proven science," said Jaime Miracle, Ohio deputy director of the abortion-rights group NARAL Pro-Choice. "We're forcing doctors to deceive and lie to their patients and no one should be for that."
This tactic just underscores how untrustworthy the anti-choice methods are!