Women’s health in America is widely known to be mediocre at best, downright dangerous at worst. This is made painfully clear with abortion care, where doctors in certain states are required to tell those undergoing a pharmaceutical-driven abortion that there is an option to reverse it after treatment has begun, a claim that is unfounded and potentially dangerous.
As reported in The Cut, a recent test of the abortion reversal project had to be abruptly ended after three of the twelve participating women were rushed to the hospital. A study done before that among a larger sample of women was also inconclusive, with the results regarding half of the women being unaccounted for.
The process being tested was implemented between the first and second doses of the abortion medication procedure, between when the fetus is detached from the womb and when it is expelled from the uterus. The procedure is meant to provide an option for women who change their minds halfway through their abortion.
States that have abortion reversal laws have faced numerous lawsuits from the AMA and the Center for Reproductive Rights, stating the laws violate doctor’s first amendment rights as well as their responsibility to deliver accurate and health-based advice. By forcing them to state abortion reversal as a viable option is forcing them to advise untested and potentially dangerous procedures to women.