RU-486 abortion pill can be reversed, says physician

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July 13, 2015

Rebekah Chaveste, who had successful RU-486 reversal after taking the pill at a Planned Parenthood clinic in San Francisco, plays with her son, Zechariah, in early March. Chaveste took advantage of a recently developed medical protocol that has enabled more than half the women who used it to stop the chemical abortions caused by the drug RU-486. Zechariah was born as a result. (CNS photo/courtesy Rebekah Chaveste) See  RU486-REVERSAL Oct. 6, 2014.

Rebekah Chaveste, who had successful RU-486 reversal after taking the pill at a Planned Parenthood clinic in San Francisco, plays with her son, Zechariah, in early March. Chaveste took advantage of a recently developed medical protocol that has enabled more than half the women who used it to stop the chemical abortions caused by the drug RU-486. Zechariah was born as a result. (CNS photo/courtesy Rebekah Chaveste)

NEW ORLEANS (CNS) — While the annual number of abortions in the U.S. has dropped from a high of 1.6 million in 1990 to about 1.06 million today, the number of chemical abortions through the use of RU-486 has increased and now represents about 25 percent of all abortions.

But Dr. George Delgado, medical director of Culture of Life Family Health Care, said July 9 during the National Right to Life Convention in New Orleans that the abortifacient effects of RU-486 — known generically as mifepristone — can be safely reversed about 55 percent of the time by administering a high-dose progesterone protocol, preferably within 24 hours after a woman has taken the abortion pill.

“Time is of the essence,” Delgado told the 800 attendees at the July 9-11 conference. “This is new science, not junk science. There is a window of opportunity to reverse it. We want to go out and spread the word and tell everyone in the community that we have the ability to reverse RU-486.”

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