Studies – RU486 / Chemical Abortion / Maternal Mortality

QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates for Females Aged 15–44 Years, by the Five Leading Causes of Death — United States, 1999, 2014

The age-adjusted death rate for females aged 15–44 years was 5% lower in 2014 (82.1 per 100,000 population) than in 1999 (86.5). Among the five leading causes of death, the age-adjusted rates of three were lower in 2014 than in 1999: cancer (from 19.6 to 15.3, a 22% decline), heart disease (8.9 to 8.2, an 8% decline), and homicide (4.2 to 2.8, a 33% decline). The age-adjusted death rates for two of the five causes were higher in 2014 than in 1999: unintentional injuries (from 17.0 to 20.1, an 18% increase) and suicide (4.8 to 6.5, a 35% increase). Unintentional injuries replaced cancer as the leading cause of death in this demographic group. [CDC MMWR Weekly / July 1, 2016 / 65(25);659: CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System, 1999 and 2014, Mortality; http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6525a6.htm?s_cid=mm6525a6_e...

Abortion Killed One Woman in the UK Last Year and Injured 294 Others, But the Media is Silent

The Westminster Department of Health released its report on abortion statistics in England and Wales for 2015 today. Statistics revealed that 833 women traveled from Northern Ireland to have an abortion in England and Wales. This is a slight decrease from last year’s 837 figure. 3,451 women traveled from the Republic of Ireland for an abortion in England and Wales in 2015. This is a significant decrease from the 3,735 women who traveled last year. Of the 185,824 abortions carried out on women resident in England and Wales, there were complications reported in 294 cases. Most disturbingly, one woman is reported to have died after an abortion. Bernadette Smyth, the director of Precious Life, the leading pro-life group in Northern Ireland, commented on today’s statistics: “Considering last year’s and this year’s intense media coverage of calls for a change in the law on abortion in Northern Ireland, Precious Life are relieved to find that the number of women travelling from Northern Ireland to England and Wales for an abortion has once again decreased from the previous year. We also welcome that there has been a significant drop in the number of women travelling from the Republic of Ireland to England and Wales for an abortion. “But a lot more work needs to be done to support life-affirming pregnancy care centres here and the counselling and practical support available to women facing crisis pregnancies in Northern Ireland. Precious Life are calling on the Department of Health in Northern Ireland to ‘step up’ and promote these centres and the wonderful services they have to offer. “The reported 294 cases of ‘complications’...

Obama & His FDA ‘Gift’ the Abortion Industry: Reckless Expansion of Mifepristone (‘Abortion Pill’) Protocol

Late Chemical Abortions = More ‘Failed Abortions = Pay Twice to get a complete abortion… RU-486 makes teen girls ‘bleed out pregnancies,’ often without parents’ knowledge. One of the leading pro-life organizations is fighting back against the Obama administration’s approval for expanded use of the controversial abortion drug combination known as RU-486, calling the government’s decision harmful for women and babies and nothing but a political “thank you” from Obama to his allies in the abortion industry. The Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, which recently clamped down on e-cigarettes and some tobacco products to protect the health of children, is allowing women seeking abortions to take the RU-486 regimen until the 10th week of pregnancy. Previously, the limit was seven weeks. RU-486 is a two-drug regimen. The first starves the unborn baby of nutrients, leading the child to die. Live Action Founder and President Lila Rose says at 10 weeks, that baby is further developed than many realize. “The heart is beating,” she told WND and Radio America. “The brain is forming, leg and arm buds. By the end of the first trimester, the child has all his internal organs and body parts. He just needs time and nourishment to grow. You’re talking about a fairly developed pre-born child.” The second drug is even more powerful. “The second drug [usually misoprostol] induces labor,” Rose said. “It makes a woman bleed out her entire pregnancy as well as the pre-born child. That process can take up to two days” […and can prove extremely painful]. In addition to the FDA giving its approval for RU-486 for an additional three weeks,...

‘Miracle’ Baby Gabriel was Saved after His Mother Sought an Abortion Reversal

Abortion Pill Reversal Being 21 years old and in my third year of nursing school, everything was going just right. I had all the materialistic things, I was going out every night, I had the perfect group of friends, I had the perfect good-looking boyfriend, and I was living my dream as a popular college cheerleader— until May 3rd, 2014 came. My boyfriend and I had been fighting for three days and had completely cut off communication with one another. He decided to take a flight to Miami for the weekend and I decided to go out with friends. The next evening around 6 p.m., I was keeled over with a horrible pain in my lower stomach. I begged my mother to drive me to the hospital. After all tests were completed, the doctor entered the room with a stern look on his face and stayed quiet for what felt like hours. “I’m sorry to inform you, but you are pregnant,” were the words that rolled off of his tongue, leaving me feeling paralyzed. It was impossible! I had been on birth control for 8 years! My mother slowly lifted her head with a face of disappointment. I stopped her before she could say anything and told her, “I’m not keeping it. I will have the problem fixed by this week.” I said those words with no shame, as if I had gotten a bad grade that could be fixed so easily. She begged me and begged me to rethink my decision, but I was set. Two weeks later, I was still pregnant and fighting my heart on what...

10 Quotes from Women Who Had an Abortion by Pill

VIDEO RESOURCE Former abortionist exposes lies about the abortion pill in new video [4 May 2016, http://liveactionnews.org/former-abortionist-exposes-lies-about-the-abortion-pill-in-new-video/ ]   10 Quotes from Women Who Had an Abortion by Pill Women who take the abortion pill RU-486 regimen can face emotional and physical hardship during and after they expel their preborn babies. Medical abortions occur in the first trimester, as described by Dr. Anthony Levatino in the video below: https://youtu.be/lRDnVSMr5j0 Here are excerpts from some women’s stories about their experiences with the abortion pill. A woman who had had both a surgical abortion and an abortion by pill described the aftermath of her pill abortion as: “the worst experience, the most physically and emotionally painful thing, that I’ve ever been through.” She also said: “The pill for me was the experience of having a baby. Contractions for 10 hours, sweating, screaming, being by myself. It was emotionally scarring and physically horrible.”(1) 2. “Rose” had two abortions by surgery and then one by pill. She says: “Overall the worst part of the RU-486 [the abortion pill] was the sheer amount of time it took for me to ‘terminate’ my baby: with each and every large clot of blood – which I literally could feel passing through my insides and then out of my vagina – was a reminder of the fact I was terminating a baby, for which I felt hugely saddened. More than I realized I would.”(2) 3. “Amber” shares her story: “I got a non-surgical abortion. Nothing prepared me for what happened. First off it was the worst pain I have EVER felt in my life. And secondly, I...

Doctors Save 175 Babies from Abortion Through Abortion Pill Reversal

In 2006, Dr. Matthew Harrison was in his office in North Carolina when he received an urgent phone call. A pregnancy care center, for which he is on the board, was calling about a young woman who had taken the RU-486 abortion pill and immediately regretted that decision. The young woman had told her mother about the abortion and the mother called the pregnancy center looking for help. Dr. Harrison had no idea if he would be able to help this woman save her baby, but he was willing to try. The young woman arrived at Dr. Harrison’s office and told him the full story. He informed her that there was no known antidote or treatment to stop the abortion. Unsure of what to do, he stepped out of the office to pray, and then he began searching through medical books, focusing on how RU-486 works. “It attaches to the progesterone receptor in the mother’s body and blocks the action of progesterone, which provides support for a pregnancy in a developing embryo,” explained Dr. Harrison. “When it blocks that receptor, that embryo essentially starves and the placenta separates. Two days later she takes a pill that causes labor and the embryo comes out with a few days.” In the following video, former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino describes how the abortion pill works. Dr. Harrison concluded that if he was able to give this young woman extra progesterone it might out compete the RU486 and stop the abortion process. “I told her that it could just prolong the abortion or could cause her to bleed,” said Dr. Harrison. “But she...

Exposed: Abortion Pill, RU 486, Mifepristone, Mifeprex — Whatever They Call it, it Harms Women & Kills Babies

In a stunningly reckless move, President Obama’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently relaxed standards for the abortion pill [originally called] RU-486. The new guidelines expand its use to abort babies who are even more developed in the womb, and require even less physician supervision of a drug that has hospitalized —and even killed— women. The abortion industry has been increasingly pushing abortion pills, telling women that RU-486 isn’t a REAL abortion. They’ve convinced women that “just taking a pill” early in the pregnancy when the baby is “just a clump of cells” isn’t really killing a child. With these new FDA guidelines, we’re seeing them push that lie even further. Today, Live Action launches its latest video to expose these abortion industry lies and the recklessness of the FDA’s decision — https://www.facebook.com/liveaction/videos/10154118219668728/ In this new video, Dr. Anthony Levatino, an OB/GYN who performed over 1200 abortions, uses medically accurate animations inside the womb to show how RU-486 abortion slowly starves a baby to death over a period of days. He also details how amazingly developed the baby is at this early stage and the pill’s potentially dangerous effects on the mother. These laxer FDA rules will bring huge financial benefits to the abortion industry. While the FDA’s expansion of RU-486’s use from seven weeks of pregnancy to 10 weeks is sure to increase the abortion industry’s clientele, according to the FDA’s own numbers, it also means TRIPLE the drug’s failure rate of the old seven-week limit. This will inevitably lead to more women — and their babies — being subjected to two abortions, as abortionists must then perform...

Exposed: REAL Reason FDA Chemical Abortion Guidelines Changed

Visit http://www.physiciansforlife.org/exposed-abortion-pill-ru-486-mifepristone-mifeprex-whatever-they-call-it-it-harms-women-kills-babies/ to learn about the consequences of these recently ‘relaxed but reckless’ FDA Guidelines for Abortion Pill Use Main Article On March 30th, 2016, the FDA, under the guidance of the Obama administration, made big changes to the rules regarding the use of chemical abortions. Many on the pro-choice side are claiming this move was to expand women’s abortion access. However, in a new video series by Life Dynamics called The Real Story, President Mark Crutcher states that abortion clinics have been providing chemical abortions at one-third dosages for pregnancies that were well past the cut-off date since day one. He reveals that the real reason for the FDA’s decision was to protect abortion industry profits. FDA Smoke and Mirrors – the decision to protect abortion industry profits. (FDA chemical abortion) Mark Crutcher gives the real story behind the decision to change FDA chemical abortion guidelines in the video, The Real Story: FDA’s Strategy to Protect the Abortion Industry’s Profits   (see link  below) Crutcher adds that the abortion industry realized that smaller doses and performing them at much later stages of pregnancy is “a gold mine.” “One-third dosages increase profits, and using it past the specified cut off date grows the customer base.” But with such measures come increased risks and complications. Life Dynamics knows this perhaps better than anybody. For the past 20 years, the pro-life organization has been providing litigation support services to attorneys who sue on behalf of women who have been killed, injured or sexually assaulted while having abortions. Traditionally, incomplete abortions accounted for a small number of cases that they assisted with. But...

Planned Parenthood & Entire Abortion Industry Killed Women By Misusing the Chemical Abortion Pill, So Now FDA Relaxes Protocol Requirements Even More

The Planned Parenthood abortion corporation has long ignored FDA rules and subjected women to dangerous abortions by giving them the abortion drug outside the guidelines the FDA had put in place. The abortion drug is responsible for the deaths of dozens of women worldwide, including several in the United States alone, and it has injured at least 1,100 women in the United States alone as of 2006 figures from the Food and Drug Administration. But that hasn’t stopped the agency from deciding today to change the rules and guidelines the abortion industry once had to [were supposed to] follow to protect women’s health. The dangerous RU 486 abortion drug has nearly claimed the lives of two million unborn children in the United States since its approval at the end of the Clinton administration. In addition to the number of unborn children whose lives have been lost to the abortion drug, women have suffered as well, as a Planned Parenthood study admits at least one woman is seriously injured from the abortion pill daily. Because of the high failure rate and the risks involved with RU-486 in later pregnancies, the FDA originally limited approval for use only in the first 49 days from the start of a woman’s last menstrual period. Planned Parenthood, by its own admission, ignores this limitation. Now, the Food and Drug Administration announced on Wednesday, that it had caved to Planned Parenthood’s demands and altered the approved use of Mifeprex, (also known as Mifepristone or RU486), to come in line with off-label protocols used by Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses. The FDA has announced that...

North Carolina Doctor Is Saving Babies Even After Chemical Abortion Had Already Started

A North Carolina doctor is saving unborn babies and giving their mothers hope that they can reverse a nearly fatal mistake. Dr. Matthew Harrison, and other doctors, have helped 213 mothers reverse the effects of their chemical abortions and have saved their babies’ lives by using a new abortion pill reversal technology, Fox 46 in Charlotte, North Carolina, reported [ http://www.fox46charlotte.com/news/local-news/44018071-story ]. Harrison, associate medical director of the program, worked with Dr. George Delgado to develop the abortion pill reversal technology and offer it to women across the world. To date, the new technology has saved 137 healthy babies’ lives, and 76 more mothers are still pregnant with their unborn babies, according to the report. In a mifepristone (Mifeprex, formerly known as ‘RU 486’) pill-based abortion, pregnant women are given two drugs and directed to take them three days apart. The first, mifepristone, blocks the hormone progesterone from getting to the growing baby, starving it of the nutrients it needs to survive. The second drug, misoprostol, taken 48-72 hours later, triggers uterine contractions to expel the dead baby. Women eventually complete the abortion at home, sometimes during traumatic and painful uterine contractions, and deliver a dead baby. The abortion pill reversal team found that women who receive high doses of progesterone shortly after taking the first abortion pill can override the action of the progesterone blocker, and save the baby’s life, LifeNews.com previously reported. “We’ve only had one or two women who have called and already taken the second abortion pill, and unfortunately those cases were not successful in reversing because they had already started the labor process,” Harrison...

Doctor Delgado is Saving Babies in the Middle of Abortions. Find Out How

Dr. George Delgado recently pioneered a treatment that has many around the nation talking. He discovered (and the doctors on his impressive team use) a novel, scientifically accurate, and medically proven way to reverse medication/chemical abortions. The reversal is performed through the use of natural hormones, almost always in the first trimester of pregnancy. In the stunning 22-minute video posted below, Dr. Delgado puts to shame the claims of abortion advocates who argue that his treatment is unscientific and deceptive. Dr. Delgado’s team of doctors around the nation have a 60% success rate, when they treat mothers who want to stop a medication abortion. The team is also there for pregnant women in other capacities, promising to not leave them “stranded or alone,” and to help them find solutions to other pregnancy-related needs. The team also urges women to not think it is too late. If women want a reversal, preferably before taking the second abortion regimen drug, even if they are told that they cannot stop the procedure, they should call the Abortion Pill Reversal hotline: 877-558-0333 or visit http://www.AbortionPillReversal.com And, lest anyone think this team of doctors is small and on the fringes, consider that Dr. Delgado has over 270 physicians around the world willing to help mothers reverse their abortions. The hotline is available and “staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by one of our medical professionals.” Natasha is one young mother who successfully went through the abortion reversal process. She writes passionately about her love for her baby son, which she now gets to experience every day. “I don’t know where I...

Halfway Through the Abortion, She Changed Her Mind, and Her Baby Born Healthy

A growing number of mothers are doing something different about abortion: they’re changing their minds. Thanks to the efforts of 270 pro-life doctors, women who start a medical/chemical abortion can now reverse the procedure and, in 60% of the cases, they go on to have a successful pregnancy and birth. Becky B. is one of these women, and her story is nothing short of amazing. Facing Life Head On tells Becky’s story: When Becky B. of Sacramento, California, discovered she was pregnant with her second child at the end of her freshman year of college, she was scared and unsure of what to do. With her marriage falling apart, she feared she’d also lose the support of her parents. Becky chose to abort her baby by taking two drugs that cause a chemical abortion. She visited a Planned Parenthood facility and took the first drug, mifepristone (commonly known as RU 486), while she was there. She was to take the second drug 24 hours later. But immediately after taking the first drug, she regretted her decision and called the abortion pill reversal hotline (877-558-0333, abortionpillreversal.com) run by Culture of Life Family Services, the family practice of George Delgado, MD. The reversal treatment was successful and her baby was born healthy at full term. Becky now advocates for women who change their minds, and she’s speaking out about Dr. Delgado’s work. Many women and doctors are unaware that a chemical abortion can be reversed if treatment is started quickly after the first drug is taken. Dr. Delgado and nurse manager Debbie Bradel are spreading the word and gaining the support...

Abortion Promoter Grimes Brazenly Dishonest About Abortion / Pre-Term Birth Link

The too-high rate of pre-term births and low birth weight babies continues to plague state health agencies. But veteran pro-abortion apologist Dr. David Grimes assures readers in his recent Huffington post entry that any connection of premature births to abortion is merely an invention of “naive” pro-life enthusiasts. Graves is brazenly dishonest. The research into the effects of induced abortion upon future pre-term births began in 1960 and now there are 147 statistically significant studies showing the connection. Many if not most women contemplating abortion wish to get pregnant in the future. Is it not the essence of “informed consent” to make them aware of the possible consequences of that abortion for a subsequent pregnancy? In July 2006, The Institutes of Medicine, which publishes several reports each year, issued a report “Pre-term Birth, Its Causes, Consequences and Prevention.” The IOM cited abortion as an “immutable” factor for pre-term birth. Immutable means the effect cannot be undone; even smoking as a factor for lung cancer is not immutable. Now, granted that the Pre-term report is buried on page 517-518; but it’s still a bombshell! [see IOM details below] Ironically, Grimes was nominated to IOM membership in October 2006. Yet Grimes ignores the IOM finding. As a trained epidemiologist and prolific author, it is unconscionable for Grimes to write there is only a “weak association” between abortion and an increased risk of subsequent premature deliveries and/or low-weight babies. There is such a high number of studies– including two “gold standard” meta-analyses (also called systematic reviews) in 2009—that demonstrate otherwise. The APB link is settled science, according to this excerpt from the...

USA Ranks Worst (2015)

A recent study found that the United States ranks worst in the developed world for maternal deaths. Women in the United States are more likely to suffer from maternal death than any other country in the developed world. That is the main finding from the annual State of the World’s Mothers 2015 report by charity Save the Children. The study also found that American women are ten times as likely to die during pregnancy when compared to those in Austria, Belarus and Poland. The research acts as a global index that ranks the best and worst places to be a mother based on data indicators like political status, economy, education, well-being and maternal health. The United States was ranked 33 overall out of 179 surveyed countries, down from two places last year. It was ranked 42nd on children’s wellbeing, 61st on maternal health and 89th for political status. (13 May 2015, http://www.figo.org/news/usa-ranks-worst-developed-world-maternal-deaths-0014947) Find out how you can help combat maternal death in the United States by visiting...

World Health Organization Falsely Claims Legalizing Abortions Reduces Maternal Mortality (2015)

The World Health Organization (WHO) has just released a report concerning the global problem of maternal mortality. The document correctly notes that while maternal mortality ratios (MMRs) have declined, this issue “remains an unfinished agenda and one of the world’s most critical challenges.” Unfortunately, however, WHO states in its report that “treaty monitoring bodies have … linked elevated rates of maternal mortality to … restrictive abortion laws [and] unsafe or illegal abortion.” But WHO cites only old, and flawed, reviews. The truth is that maternal mortality depends on the quality of maternal health care, not the legal status of abortion. Some countries prohibit abortion and have very low MMRs; others permit abortion and have very high MMRs. Legalizing abortion is demonstrably unnecessary to improve maternal health and save women’s lives. WHO also asserts that maternal deaths from abortion “are likely to be under-reported or misclassified” and have recently “increased significantly in sub-Saharan Africa.” The problem, however, is that we lack accurate data about the number of women’s lives lost to abortion. As the WHO report acknowledges, “Only an estimated one third of countries have the capacity to count or register maternal deaths.” That’s why “estimation is necessary to infer MMRs in many countries where little or no data are available.” Such estimates have too often proved inflated and unreliable. No one knows exactly how many unborn children and mothers die from abortion worldwide each year. We do know that providing adequate care—before, during and after childbirth—and establishing a robust and accessible health care system can prevent maternal deaths. That’s how lives are saved. Abortion doesn’t save anyone. It poses...

Scores of Babies and Counting: AUL Leads the Fight to Tell Women That If They Act in Time, Chemical Abortion Can be Reversed

In historic firsts, lawmakers in Arizona and Arkansas passed laws requiring abortionists to be honest about the medical reality that sometimes a chemical abortion can be reversed, if a woman acts in time. The laws were based on AUL informed consent model legislation, detailing the health risks of abortion for women. The laws drew intense nationwide interest and immediate outcry from the abortion lobby. In the Washington Post, AUL President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest noted, “No medical reason exists to deny mothers the opportunity to choose life by sharing with them all their options.” While abortionists tried to attack the science, AUL attorney Mailee Smith took to the front page of National Review to explain research that indicates a heavy doses of progesterone can block the effects of the first drug abortionists use to end life. “At this point, it has been reported that more than 80 babies have been born following the abortion-reversal process, with another 60 or so on the way (still in utero),” Smith wrote. Related Fact Sheet –...

Abortion Pill Reversal Information Empowers Women

Pundits are at their game once again — this time in Arizona – where the legislature passed a measure to enhance informed consent before an abortion by apprising women of abortion pill reversal resources, should they change their minds after beginning the process of a chemical abortion. At this point, we must examine the self-awarded label of abortion activists: they claim to be advocates for reproductive justice. The premises of this advocacy are: women choose when and whether (if life has already begun in utero) to parent on their own terms; women should not be “forced” to give birth to so-called unwanted children; and humans are not equal – the rights of mothers always trump those of the children they carry. (This last premise has led abortion advocates to accuse pro-Lifers of the reverse dichotomy – that we always put children ahead of mothers – when, in reality, the idea of a hierarchy of human dignity is fundamentally at-odds with our worldview.) Now, following the premises of reproductive justice, certain criteria logically follow. For example, in order for women to choose parenthood on their own terms, they must have access to life-ending resources if they want to discontinue a pregnancy that has already begun. Are they not, then, also bound to grant that women must have access to life-saving treatments if and when they decide that the child is wanted? After all, wantedness and choice are two of the strongest words in the abortion game. To be logically consistent, advocates are obligated to acknowledge that women who have the final say over the fate of their children must have...

Interview: Reversing the Effects of RU486

An Interview with George Delgado, M.D., and Debbie Bradel, R.N., pioneers of the Abortion Pill Reversal program. George Delgado, M.D. received his medical degree from the University of California, Davis and completed his residency at Santa Monica Hospital/UCLA. He is board certified in family medicine, and hospice and palliative medicine. Dr. Delgado completed the year-long Certification Program in Health Care Ethics offered by the NCBC and is trained in NaProTECHNOLOGY. He has been practicing family medicine since 1988. Debbie Bradel is a registered nurse. She received her nursing degree from the University of Arizona in 1976 and has been working in family practice for 38 years. What is your background in terms of your upbringing and your early attitude toward abortion? Dr. Delgado: I grew up in Northern California, the sixth of seven sons in an immigrant family from Colombia. I have always been pro-life and have always opposed abortion. Earlier in my career, I did prescribe contraception until I read Humanae Vitae, which had a profound effect on me. Debbie Bradel: I grew up in Tucson, Arizona, the oldest of six children, daughter of a mailman and school cafeteria lady who loved us very much. I went to college eight miles from home straight out of high school and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing when I was 21. I was always prolife and when abortion became legal, I was a freshman in college. I knew two girls who had one that year, but neither of them came to me for advice as they knew I would talk them out of it. Tell us about the Culture of...

Preborn Baby Survives Abortion After Mother Reverses Abortion Pill

Since 2012, 77 children have survived abortion attempts on their lives from “the abortion pill”  (most accurately named mifepristone) thanks to AbortionPillReversal.com and their network of 226 pro-life OBGYNs. Women who take the first dose of the abortion pill and regret it are able to seek help from pro-life clinics which can put them in touch with doctors who are able to give them an immediate dose of progesterone to block the abortion-causing effects of the abortion pill mifepristone (originally called RU486). The doctors also follow up to ensure that the baby remains healthy. One such woman, “Jen,” visited Assure Pregnancy Center after Planned Parenthood gave her RU-486 and she took the first pill… While at Planned Parenthood, Jen was not allowed to hear the heartbeat of her baby, which was the one thing giving her doubts about aborting. After she took that first pill, all she could think about was the heartbeat that the pills would be ending. She realized she had made a mistake, and she headed to Assure. At Assure, the staff nurse performed a free ultrasound on Jen, and she was able to hear the heartbeat of her seven-week, three-day-old baby. Then the nurse called Culture of Life Family Services, the group that created AbortionPillReversal.com. Two hours later, the nurse reached a doctor who was able to help Jen that very day. In the months following, the nurse kept in touch with Jen, offering her support. On December 20, 2014, Jen gave birth to a healthy baby boy weighing seven pounds, two ounces. She is so happy that Assure and the doctor with AbortionPillReversal.com were...

MaterCare: One Doctor’s Courageous but Lonely Battle to Reduce Maternal Mortality (2014)

Dr. Robert Walley is reducing maternal deaths in sub-Saharan Africa in ways that respect the dignity and rights of women. Every day about 800 women across the globe die from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth. In 2013, the total number of such deaths was 289,000. Almost all of these deaths occurred in low-resource settings, in developing countries. The risk of dying during pregnancy and childbirth in sub-Saharan Africa is 1:31, while in Canada it is 1:10,000. Most of the deaths could have been prevented. This disparity in maternal and perinatal mortalities, between developed and developing countries, is greater than any other commonly used measure of public health status. Mothers die from postpartum hemorrhage (27%), hypertension (18%), obstructed labour/ectopic pregnancy/blood clot (11%), infection (9%), and indirect causes, such as HIV/AIDS, malaria and anemia (18%). The remaining 9% of maternal deaths are due to abortions (8%) and miscarriages. Frequently women die in unclean conditions, alone, in terror and agony without trained assistants, or access to proper life-saving care. In 1981, Canadian OB-GYN Robert Walley began working to improve pregnancy outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa, starting in Nigeria. For over 20 years, Dr. Walley and the organization he founded, MaterCare International (MCI), have been providing an approach to reducing maternal mortality that works and that doesn’t involve promoting abortion or flooding villages with contraceptives. MaterCare specializes in providing mothers with care that respects their dignity and offers life and hope. They do so in response to invitations … in Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone and East Timor, among others. In … Isiolo, Kenya, MCI has embarked on a demonstration project that is...