By Donna Marable
More than one-third of abortions in the United States occur through the “abortion pill”, and although there has been a decline in abortions over the last decade, chemical abortions are on the rise. Now with Covid-19, argument for the need to have abortion pills mailed directly to the home has also increased. The pain a woman endures and the dangers she places herself in by having a medical abortion alone at home is unthinkable.
The abortion pill comes in two parts. The first pill blocks the effects of progesterone, a hormone necessary for pregnancy to thrive. The second pill completes an abortion. Imagine women taking the first pill and immediately regretting their decision. They have about 72 hours to change their minds and for a chance to save their babies. No woman should ever feel forced to finish an abortion she regrets. Within that 72-hour window a woman can reverse the effects of the abortion pill with a 64% -68% success rate of saving her baby. Since 2018, Heartbeat International has been giving women a last chance to choose life through their Abortion Pill Reversal hotline that connects women with a local medical provider who starts the APR process. Statistics show that more than 1,000 lives have been saved through this Network.
One thing a world pandemic has taught us is that life is precious. Yet whose life we value seems to be determined by whether they are living inside a womb or outside. As we have witnessed the great lengths mankind will go to save their own lives, we have also seen the plotting and scheming to violently and forcefully destroy life in the womb. Covid has not only opened a new door in history to government-controlled mandates and restrictions to personal liberties, but it has also ushered in one of the darkest chapters in unrestricted access to abortion – now made available through online purchasing – abortion in a bottle mailed directly to the home! In spite of the Supreme Court’s ruling requiring a woman to pick up abortion pills in person, the FDA has approved abortion by telemedicine during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Women’s Care Medical Center is fighting this war on the frontlines, intervening sometimes in the last hour before death. WCMC, headquartered in Robertsdale, is now an APR provider in Baldwin County, Alabama, and surrounding areas. In their 30+ year history, they have never made referrals for abortions. As a member of the National APR Network, WCMC may be contacted by a woman after taking the first pill and changing her mind. Under the proper care of a licensed provider she will be started on the proper medication to reverse the effects of the first pill and will also be cared for spiritually. In 2 out of 3 cases the baby’s life is saved, and it has not caused any harm to any mother. Many incredible stories exist of women who have changed their minds in that last hour, and their baby is snatched back from the brink of death.
To get involved with this ministry, please consider participation in Walk for Life March 26, 2022.
Check www.friendsofwcmc.org after the first of the year for more detailed information. The Center continues to fight evil on new fronts, knowing this fight cannot be won except by the greatest weapon, the power of prayer, and your help is needed!