Considering Abortion Pill Reversal?

Considering Abortion Pill Reversal?

considering abortion pill reversal

There is a lot of misinformation floating around the internet about Abortion Pill Reversal (APR).  Recently, the treatment has been the subject of many debates.  As is often the case with treatments that are related to political hot topics, the rhetoric can get in the way of the plain facts.

Here are a few pieces of information to help you as you are making your decision:

  1. APR is as safe as any other pregnancy-related treatment.  While some clinics tell you that you “have” to complete the abortion, the reality is that there is no increased risk of discontinuing the abortion pill treatment.  (See our FAQ page for more information)
  2. Abortion pill reversal gives you more time to think. The truth is that the best decisions are made when you are not in crisis.  If you took the abortion pill and regretted it or are simply unsure of your decision, you are not alone.  Abortion pill reversal gives you time to rethink your decision.  More time to think isn’t a bad thing, no matter what you decide to do.
  3. APR works most of the time.  Timing is a critical factor, but abortion pill reversal works 64-68% of the time.  The sooner you get the treatment, the better your chances of saving the pregnancy.
  4. There is no evidence linking abortion pill reversal to birth defects. Some mothers are concerned that if they don’t finish the abortion pill treatment, their babies will be born with birth defects.  However, there is no need to be concerned! 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.  Additionally, Progesterone has been safely used in pregnancy for over 50 years. Initial studies have found that the birth defect rate in babies born after the APR is less than or equal to the rate in the general population. Neither Mifepristone nor progesterone is associated with birth defects.

We’ve provided a detailed list of facts on our Frequently Asked Questions page.  You can access that page for a more detailed set of medical questions.

How To Get Treatment:

For now, if you have changed your mind after taking the abortion pill, there is a chance you can still save your pregnancy.  We provide a treatment to stop the effects of the abortion pill.  Women often have feelings of regret after taking the abortion pill, but we can help.  Contact Cornerstone Pregnancy Services for help right away or call the APR helpline 877.558.0333 and website.  Also, we can help you learn everything you need to know about the Abortion Pill Reversal procedure so that all your questions are answered.