Idaho Gov. Butch Otter Signs Bogus ‘Abortion Reversal’ Bill
Republican Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter of Idaho signed a bill that requires the state to promote a bogus “abortion reversal” method that is scientifically unsound and opposed by legitimate medical associations.
Some anti-abortion advocates claim that is possible to reverse a medication abortion that is induced via two pills, mifepristone and misoprostol, that are taken 24 to 48 hours apart.
“Abortion reversal” advocates falsely claim to reverse the process after only the mifepristone has been taken by giving a woman high doses of progesteron, which may actually be dangerous.
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has said that there is no verified evidence that “abortion reversal” treatments work:
Claims regarding abortion “reversal” treatment are not based on science and do not meet clinical standards.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) ranks its recommendations on the strength of the evidence,i and does not support prescribing progesterone to stop a medical abortion…
Politicians should never mandate treatments or require that physicians tell patients inaccurate information.
The bill promoting the junk science was introduced by Republican state Sen. Lori Den Hartog who said she wanted women to have more options and information.
(Sources: The Associated Press via ABC News, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Photo Credit: Butch Otter/Twitter)