By Kristi Burton Brown - Posted at The Federalist:
When Amy Mendoza had a change of heart the day after she swallowed an abortion pill, a word she’d seen on Facebook flashed through her mind: “reversal.” She recalled a story she’d read on social media about another woman who had saved her baby’s life using abortion reversal.
Amy couldn’t remember all the details and didn’t even know if she could try abortion reversal, but she knew she had to find out. She also knew she couldn’t turn to Planned Parenthood. The Planned Parenthood facility in Boulder, Colorado, had already instructed Amy that once she took the first abortion pill, her decision couldn’t be changed. She says Planned Parenthood told her she had to take the second pill.
The abortion pill, also known as medication abortion or chemical abortion—and very different from the “morning after pill”—is a two-step process. The first pill in the process stops a woman’s body from producing progesterone, a hormone needed to support and nurture the growing child in her womb. The second pill, taken one to two days later, causes her uterus to contract to expel her now-dead child. A former abortionist, Dr. Anthony Levatino, explains the abortion pill process in more detail in a video here.