by Grace Carr
The Nebraska Legislature is considering mandating doctors inform women seeking medication abortions that the abortive process can be reversed, after a state senator introduced a bill to the state legislature Friday.
Nebraska Sen. Joni Albrecht introduced a bill requiring doctors to inform women that they can reverse their abortion if they choose not to go through with the medication abortion midway through the process, ABC7 reported Saturday.
The abortion reversal pill aims to reverse the effects of a chemically induced abortion within the first 24 hours of taking mifepristone or RU-486 by flooding the woman’s body with progesterone, according to the abortion reversal pill’s website. Abortion reversal has a 55 percent success rate of saving pregnancies, according to the site.
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists maintains, however, that there is no medically accepted evidence saying “abortion reversal” is legitimate.
“Every day I wake up so grateful for my second chance at choice and that’s exactly what this bill provides for women,” 24-year-old Rebekah Hagan said, applauding the bill, ABC7 reported.
Medication abortions account for 55 percent of abortions in Nebraska, according to the Lincoln Journal Star.
The proposal comes after Idaho passed a bill in May requiring doctors to provide women seeking medicinal abortions with information telling them that their abortion can be reversed if they decide to change their minds partway through the abortive process.
The law took effect in July, according to The Associated Press.
Arizona passed a similar law in 2015. The measure was repealed after Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit contesting its requirements.
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