Medical Science Misrepresented by Nebraska Abortion Bill
On June 4, 2019, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts (R) signed into law LB 209 which would force doctors to tell patients seeking medication abortions that the procedure can be reversed. However, professionals at leading medical groupssuch as the American Medical Association, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and Planned Parenthood oppose this experimental course of treatment.
According to the ACOG, “claims regarding abortion ‘reversal’ treatment are not based on science and do not meet clinical standards. The [ACOG] ranks its recommendations on the strength of the evidence, and does not support prescribing progesterone to stop a medical abortion.”
On December 16, 2019 it was reported that a medical study that was attempting to see if medicinal abortion reversal was possible was cancelled after 3 participants ended up hospitalized for severe bleeding. The doctors in charge of the study stated that the risks to the health of the participants was too great to allow it to continue.