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San Diego-based doctor developed way to reverse abortion pill’s effects; more than six babies saved due to emerging medical procedure.

SAN DIEGO – Cynthia Roe* was 19 when she found out she was pregnant. Deciding she was too young and inexperienced to have a baby, she went to a local clinic and got the abortion pill to end her pregnancy.

Cynthia told The College Fix that she believed taking RU-486, a two-part medical abortion in which patients take one pill to kill the fetus and a second pill two days later to expel the body – would help her take “control” of her body and uncomplicate her life.

But after she popped the first deadly pill, she says her feelings changed, that she made a huge mistake and the life of her child was on the brink.

“I felt so guilty,” Cynthia said. “I didn’t know what to do.”

So Cynthia turned to her mother, and her mother took her to see Dr. George Delgado, medical director of Culture of Life Family Services, a San Diego-based pro-life Catholic medical organization.

How did it turn out? In 2010, Cynthia was desperate to reverse the attempt to abort her child. Today, she’s the proud mom of a healthy 2-and-a-half-year-old son, and a political science major at San Diego State University.

Dr. Delgado, a general practitioner who is board certified in family medicine and hospice care and serves as a voluntary clinical professor at the private, Catholic University of San Diego, is one of only a few doctors in the world to have successfully reversed medical abortions after they’ve begun. Cynthia was one of his first patients.

A medical abortion is an alternative and non-surgical method of abortion that uses a two-step pharmaceutical process. Between ingesting mifepristone (RU-486), a drug that kills the embryo, and misoprostol, a drug that expels the dead baby from the mother’s body, Delgado uses injections of the pregnancy hormone progesterone as an “antidote” against the abortion drug.

Once a sonogram confirms the baby is still alive, Delgado injects a pregnant woman with progesterone, giving the mifepristone less of a chance of starving the embryo of essential nutrients.

“Our attempt to give the progesterone is to out-compete the mifepristone so the chance of an abortion is minimized,” Delgado told The College Fix.

Debbie Bradel, the abortion pill reversal coordinator at Culture of Life Family Services, told The College Fix in a recent interview that six healthy children have been born due to reversing the medical abortions and currently 19 women are still pregnant after receiving Delgado’s treatment.

All of these women plan to raise their children, as opposed to placing them up for adoption, Brandel said.

RU-486 has been available in America since 2000. By 2008, one-quarter of abortions prior to nine weeks of gestational age were accomplished with the abortion pill, roughly 200,000 a year, according to Delgado’s research.

Most women choose to reverse their abortion after a realization that it is not just an embryo they are pregnant with, but a child, their child, Bradel said.

She added that by terminating a pregnancy through a medical abortion rather than a surgical abortion, the impact on the mother can sometimes be much more difficult and could prompt her to seek its reversal. She said that’s because a medical abortion is begun by the mother taking a pill – not by an abortionist who performs the termination in a hospital – thus there is much more room for regret.

The women who seek abortion reversal often have concerns that their child will be born with defects.

Delgado, however, said he has found that the children born when the mother only ingested the first drug of the medical abortion, mifepristone, will be healthy. Research shows that it is when the mother ingests both drugs of the medical abortion, the child is at risk of having defects, he said.

Delgado’s procedure is unsuccessful approximately 8 to 10 percent of the time with the potential of requiring an additional surgical abortion procedure to complete the termination, according to his website.

Since January of this year, the reversal method has really taken off and currently Delgado is strengthening a network of over 60 pro-life doctors who are able to perform abortion reversals.

Delgado has even had patients from Poland, Australia and South Africa and has assisted doctors in those countries to reverse medical abortions.

“I would hope that people who consider themselves pro-choice, would give a woman the choice to change her mind,” Delgado said.

A 60-minute presentation on Delgado’s procedure is available on his website. Click here to view the video.

Fix contributor Emma Colton is a student at The College of New Jersey.

Cynthia Roe* – Her last name has been changed to protect her privacy.

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When it comes to the so-called “morning after pill,” there seems to be a concerted effort on the part of political liberals to separate parents from their children, to usurp parental authority, and to insert the government in between parents and children. How else can you explain this new effort by the FDA under president Obama (with a little help from an activist judge). They have made available powerful drugs that have the power to end the life of anewly conceived human being, OVER THE COUNTER TO 15-YEAR-OLD KIDS!

WASHINGTON — The Plan B morning-after pill is moving over-the-counter, a decision announced by the Food and Drug Administration just days before a court-imposed deadline.

Tuesday, the FDA lowered to 15 the age at which girls and women can buy the emergency contraceptive without a prescription — and said it no longer has to be kept behind pharmacy counters.

Instead, the pill can sit on drugstore shelves just like condoms, but that buyers would have to prove their age at the cash register.

Earlier this month, a federal judge had ruled there should be no age restrictions and gave the FDA 30 days to act.

You can’t even buy a beer at age 15 in America, but now you have the ability to make this kind of major health decision without so much as a consultation with a doctor or parent?

Like so many liberal policies, the move to make life-ending drugs available to minors, seems designed to dull parental influence, allowing instead for the social engineers in Washington D.C. to control the moral and social development of the nation’s youth. Obviously, this federal judge and those running the Food and Drug Administration believe they–and not doctors or even parents–know what’s best for teens. It’s arrogant and is a dangerous precedent.

Read more here.

Nathan Harden is editor of The College Fix and author of SEX & GOD AT YALE: Porn, Political Correctness, and a Good Education Gone Bad

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The College Fix has previously reported on president Obama’s efforts to force Catholic and other religious universities to provide contraceptives under Obamacare, contrary to the teachings of Catholic doctrine.

Obama his attorney general Eric Holder have made it clear that they do not believe that constitution protects religious institutions from acting against their own religious teachings when it comes to upholding the provisions of Obama’s health care reform bill.

In a similar case, now winding through federal courts, the Obama administration is determined to force the nationwide arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby, which is owned by a family of evangelical Christians, to pay for contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs.

CNS News reports:

In a legal argument formally presented in federal court in the case of Hobby Lobby v. Kathleen Sebelius, the Obama administration is claiming that the First Amendment—which expressly denies the government the authority to prohibit the “free exercise” of religion—nonetheless allows it to force Christians to directly violate their religious beliefs even on a matter that involves the life and death of innocent human beings.

Because federal judges—including Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor—have refused to grant an injunction protecting the owners of Hobby Lobby from being forced to act against their Christian faith, those owners will be subject to federal fines of up to $1.3 million per day starting Tuesday for refusing to include abortion-inducing drugs in their employee health plan.

Religious liberty and liberty of conscience can no longer be taken for granted in Obama’s America.

Read the fulls story at CNS News. (Via Fox Nation)

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