A woman who decided to terminate her baby at six weeks experienced a remarkable change of heart mid-way through the abortion process after finding out she was carrying twins.
“Alexis” told Pregnancy Help News that she visited a Charlotte, N.C., abortion clinic after discovering that she was with child. But as she was undergoing an ultrasound, the technician uttered two words that completely changed the course of her life.
“Oh—twins,” said the health professional. The reality of the situation suddenly hit Alexis like a freight train — she had always dreamed of having twins. Could she really destroy these little lives after all? In a daze, she was handed the first pill designed to chemically induce an abortion.
The heartbroken expectant mother stumbled out of the clinic, before the words of a counsellor located outside the doors offered her a new lease of hope.
“It might not be too late for you,” she said, mentioning a medication that can reverse the effects of the first abortion pill. We “can still help you save your baby,” she added.
After returning to her car, Alexis immediately got on the phone and phoned a pregnancy help center that offered the treatment. “We got her started on the abortion pill reversal treatment extremely fast,” said Courtney Parks, an abortion pill reversal coordinator at the HELP Pregnancy Center. “It was a matter of hours.”
Incredibly, Alexis just made the window to take the medication, which nullifies the effect of the first abortive drug. After undergoing the preventative treatment, the distraught young woman headed to the center for a full ultrasound — an experience that Parks said was staggeringly emotional for everyone as they found out whether the babies had survived.
“They were tiny, little babies and they had beautiful, little heartbeats,” Parks explained. “I just remember sitting with her in that ultrasound room and her crying, and just hoping that this would work for her so that she could save her babies.”
When it was confirmed that the babies were healthy and growing, Alexis was put in touch with a local medical facility to continue her prenatal care.
In addition, HELP even threw her a baby shower to celebrate the two little lives!
“She was overwhelmed with the amount of things she got,” Parks said. “She has had everything that these babies need for several years provided for her.”
“If I had known what I know now and I had seen how the Lord has provided for these babies, I would have never even walked into that clinic,” Alexis told Parks of the blessing HELP had been to her during such a dark time.
“She’s just been overwhelmed with just how good God has provided for her throughout this,” Parks added, “[she’s] head over heels in love with these babies.”
How does the abortion reversal pill work?
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“Otherwise known as the “abortion pill” or RU-486, chemical abortions involve two drugs: mifepristone and misoprostol. Mifepristone, the first pill, destabilizes a pregnancy by blocking progesterone, the natural hormone needed to sustain a healthy pregnancy. To finish the abortion, misoprostol induces labor, forcing a woman’s body to deliver the baby.
To save the baby’s life, the abortion pill reversal treatment was developed by HELP medical director Matt Harrison and California physician George Delgado more than a decade ago. It works by giving a woman extra progesterone up to 72 hours after she takes the first chemical abortion pill.”
The outlet noted that some 750 little lives have been saved through the groundbreaking treatment.
“We really just hope that this brings awareness to abortion pill reversal and the fact that it does save lives,” Parks said.