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Reversing the Effects of RU-486 and Indeed All Harmful Effects of #Abortion and Other Abortifacient Drugs Which Hurt Babies, Mothers, Fathers, and the Whole Community.

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

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This morning Priests for Life and the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetrician-Gynecologists (AAPLOG) held a press conference to bring attention to the life-saving procedure of reversing RU-486 and to introduce a new “RU-486 Reversal Kit” not previously available to physicians.

Andrea Minichini gave her testimony of how progesterone injections saved her son’s life, Gabriel, after she had taken the first of two abortion pills and then had a change of heart. At first she was told by the abortion provider that once she took the first pill it was to late to change her mind. Her strong desire to reverse her horrible decision led her to the internet for research where she discovered the truth about reversing the effects of the first abortion pill she had already taken and save her son’s life.

150223 blog image 3Also testifying at the press conference were Dr. Matt Harrison, medical advisor to Priests for Life, did the first reversal in 2007 – relying on prayer and a deep understanding of the way mifepristone works. In 2012, Drs. George Delgado and Mary Davenport published a study in the Annals of Pharmacology, outlining a reversal protocol developed by Dr. Delgado.

With advances in technology, the pro-life movement is able to share the truth and expose the lies that have been spread by the abortion industry. Just like Andrea was told that it was too late for her to change her mind, parents seeking abortion information have been lied to on many levels.

r. Frank Pavone holding the kit that has been developed for physicians and that contains the protocol to be used to reverse the effects of RU-486

r. Frank Pavone holding the kit that has been developed for physicians and that contains the protocol to be used to reverse the effects of RU-486

Women and families seeking abortions have been told everything from “It’s just a blog of tissue” to “abortion is safe” and everything in between. Even with the advancements in ultrasound, and the overwhelming amount of evidence that show the risks of abortion on women’s physical and mental health, the abortion industry holds on to their lies. And since they are a multi-billion dollar industry, they are able to repeat their lies more often than we are able to share the truth that they try to drown the truth amidst all their lies. But little by little we are making progress and the truth about abortion is being exposed.

And as we expose the truth, we work on reversing the effects. This year Priests for Life has begin an initiative, Healing the Shockwaves of Abortion. Through this initiative, we will reverse the effects of abortion by focusing on healing a different segment of the population that has been harmed by abortion each month.

As February and Black History Month winds down we continue to expose the effects of abortion in the African American community even as we prepare to expose the effects on Grandparents during the month of March.

As we work to expose abortion it’s time we demand the recall of abortion before more lives are destroyed.

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Dr. Alveda King Celebrates Victory for Women in Arkansas.

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

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Little Rock Arkansas – Dr. Alveda King, Director of African American Outreach for Priests for life salutes State Representative Julie Mayberry, House Sponsor of the Ban on Webcam Abortion Bill (HB 1076/SB 53). The bill is expected to be signed by Governor Asa Hutchinson as early as next week.

State Representative Mary Bently, also a supporter of the bill texts: “It’s a new day in Arkansas. We thank Ms. King for coming. It was a blessing to have her smiling down on us.”

TV and radio personality Princella Smith, Black Americans for Life, an outreach of Arkansas Right to Life, said: “This has been a most incredible day. Multiple instances of history have been created and witnessed. To have a descendant of the most key civil rights activist, Rev. Martin Luther Jr., present as our legislature passes a bill affecting our nation’s most pressing civil right was truly an honor to witness. Dr. Alveda King has truly inspired us all with her pro-life work and presence here today.”

Rose Mimms, Executive Director of Arkansas Right to life is “happy that Dr. Alveda King was present to witness this great victory over Planned Parenthood to ban webcam abortion in Arkansas.”

Alveda agrees: “I am truly humbled that America is witnessing genuine compassion for mothers and their babies with the passage of every prolife bill. This most recent victory is so encouraging. Women, men, children, babies need love, not abortion. Death doesn’t bring victory, only life can lead us there.”

King visited the Capitol and met with pastors and community leaders while in town.

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Meet Gabriel, saved in abortion pill reversal, at National Press Club

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

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Date: February 17, 2015

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Priests for Life, AAPLOG to Sponsor Conference at 10 a.m., Feb. 23

Andrea Minichini’s son, Gabriel, is one of 78 babies born since the first abortion pill reversal was performed in 2007. Another 49 women are still pregnant with babies saved from medical abortion.

At a press conference at 10 a.m. Feb. 23 in the Zenger Room at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Ms. Minichini will tell the story of how progesterone injections saved Gabriel’s life after she had taken the first of two abortion pills, and then had a change of heart.

The press conference is being sponsored by Priests for Life and the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetrician-Gynecologists to call attention to the life-saving procedure and to a new “RU-486 Reversal Kit” now available to physicians.

Dr. Matt Harrison, medical advisor to Priests for Life, did the first reversal in 2007 – relying on prayer and a deep understanding of the way mifepristone works. In 2012, Drs. George Delgado and Mary Davenport published a study in the Annals of Pharmacology, outlining a reversal protocol developed by Dr. Delgado.

Since then, 223 reversals have been attempted, with 127 babies already born or on their way.

All three physicians – Dr. Harrison, Dr. Delgado and Dr. Davenport – will make presentations at the press conference, along with AAPLOG President Dr. Donna Harrison, Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, and incoming AAPLOG President, Dr. J. Paul Gray.

Noting that one-quarter of abortions now performed before eight weeks are medical abortions, Father Pavone said it’s vital for mothers and doctors across the country to know that reversals are not only possible but often successful.

Last year, Ms. Minichini sat in a Planned Parenthood exam room in New Jersey knowing she didn’t really want to swallow the deadly pill in her hand.

The doctor chided her that the pill was expensive and would melt if she didn’t take it soon. This doctor – who had never seen her before – repeated what she and her boyfriend had already told themselves, that this was not the right time for a baby.

She swallowed the pill and went home with a second pill, misoprostol, that she was to take 24 hours later.

“I waited the 24 hours, and then I went to the emergency room,” she said. She was desperate to find a way to save her baby. Hospital personnel said her baby would be born “deformed” if she didn’t complete the abortion. She called two ob-gyn doctors, including her own, but neither could help her.

By then she had started to bleed and had slight cramping. She thought it was too late, but a Google search led her to a story about a woman in California who had a child after a reversal. That story led her to a 24-hour hotline (877-558-0333), and the nurse at the hotline connected her to a doctor in Clark, N.J. The doctor gave her progesterone injections to counteract the mifepristone, and monitored her throughout the pregnancy.

Gabriel David was born Dec. 31, 2014, two days before his due date and weighing in at a healthy 8 pounds, 9 ounces.

“Abortion supporters like to say that women who choose abortion have made well thought-out decisions. The reality, however, is that those going into abortion facilities are filled with doubt and ambivalence,” Father Pavone said. “It’s important for those who take the deadly RU-486 drug to know that there is time to save the baby if they have a change of heart. And it’s important that doctors know this simple protocol is available.”

Mothers and doctors looking for more information may go to www.AbortionPillReversal.com

The National Press Club is at 529 14th St NW in Washington, D.C.

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.

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Priests for Life Medical Adviser Takes Additional Steps Forward on Protocol for RU-486 Reversal

Monday, December 15th, 2014

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Date: December 15, 2014

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STATEN ISLAND, NY — Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, announced today that Dr. Matt Harrison, one of the physicians on the Medical Advisory Board of Priests for Life, has taken additional steps to equip medical professionals to save lives by reversing the effects of the abortion technique RU-486. This involves the deployment of an RU-486 reversal kit and increased publicity in the coming months.

When a 20-year-old woman walked into Dr. Harrison’s family practice in North Carolina in 2007 and asked if he could stop the chemical abortion process she had set in motion 36 hours earlier, the first thing he did was pray. Then he turned to his medical books and came up with an idea: Progesterone injections.

The first drug a woman ingests for a chemical abortion is mifepristone, progesterone counterfeit that tricks the body by filling the progesterone receptor with a key that will not turn the lock. Without progesterone, the placenta is starved and sloughs off, along with the baby, causing an abortion. The second drug, misoprostol, taken two days later, causes the baby to be expelled from the uterus.

Dr. Harrison hoped that by flooding Ashley’s system with progesterone, it would beat the RU-486 to the progesterone receptors and support the baby’s life.

Although the doctor had no idea if it would work, or what kind of side effects it might cause, Ashley was willing to take the risk for the sake of the baby she tried to abort only because her boyfriend was pressuring her to do so.

The progesterone injections worked and today Ashley’s daughter Kaylie is a happy and perfectly healthy 7-year-old.

Dr. Harrison said that after Father Pavone published a column on the reversal, “I started getting calls from all over, including other countries.” But because Dr. Harrison is a family practitioner, he doesn’t see that many OB-GYN patients.

But physicians who are part of the American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG) began seeing more pregnant women seeking RU-486 reversals, leading Dr. George Delgado, medical director of Culture of Life Family Services in California, to develop a protocol similar to Dr. Harrison’s. When Dr. Mary Davenport contacted Dr. Harrison to send information on his reversal for a study she and Dr. Delgado hoped to publish, Dr. Harrison didn’t hesitate.

“We’re working together to try to promote this protocol to save lives,” he said. “We’re not interested in the credit.”

The study Dr. Davenport and Dr. Delgado published in the Annals of Pharmacotherapy in December 2012 reported on six women treated with progesterone after mifepristone. Four of them had healthy babies, while two other babies could be saved.

Since then, 206 reversals have been attempted, with 65 healthy babies born and another 84 pregnancies continuing, Dr. Davenport said.

Dr. Harrison and Dr. Delgado speak about these successes in episodes in the current season of Defending Life, the worldwide EWTN program on abortion produced by Priests for Life. Dr. Harrison has also been on the series on previous years to spread this good news.

Drs. Davenport, Delgado and Harrison will be at an AAPLOG conference in February at Georgetown University to discuss the RU-486 reversal protocol and to unveil a new kit available to physicians.

“The kit will include everything that’s needed for a reversal, except the progesterone,” Dr. Harrison said.

In addition, the physicians, the reversal kit, Ashley and Kaylie all will take part in a press conference co-sponsored by Priests for Life Feb. 23 at 9:30 a.m. at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. More details will be released before the conference.

“The importance of this RU-486 abortion reversal protocol cannot be overstated,” said Father Pavone. “Chemical abortions now make up one-quarter of the estimated 800,000 abortions performed before nine weeks. At the abortion clinics, women are told there is nothing to do to save the baby once the chemical process has started, but it is absolutely clear now that is not the case.

“It’s easy to think it’s ‘too late!’ But where there’s life, there’s hope!”

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.

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Fr. Pavone Lauds Oklahoma Governor, Legislature for Enacting New Abortion Law

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

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Date: April 23, 2014

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STATEN ISLAND, NY – Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today praised Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin for signing into law a measure that will enforce the federal Food and Drug Administration’s approved protocol for the administration of the abortion technique RU-486.

“The Food and Drug Administration set guidelines for the use of RU-486, and from the beginning the abortion industry has shown little or no regard for these guidelines, because they are more interested in abortion than in women’s health,” said Fr. Pavone. “Obviously, we do not want any babies killed, whether by RU-486, which starves them, or by surgical forceps that dismember them. But Gov. Fallin and the state legislature are to be commended for trying to make this deadly procedure a little less dangerous for women.”

Oklahoma’s new law takes effect November 1. Abortionists have been using so-called “medical” abortions on women up to the ninth week of pregnancy when FDA guidelines restrict their use to the first seven weeks.

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.

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