Rep. Meerman supports plan requiring physicians to notify women about abortion pill reversal option

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State Rep. Luke Meerman today announced his support for a recently introduced plan to support women who change their minds after taking a dose of Mifepristone, commonly known as the abortion pill.

The abortion pill reversal (APR) uses progesterone to reverse the effects of the abortion pill, but Meerman said patients are never informed of this option.

“Physicians have due diligence to ensure women know all of their options,” said Meerman, of Coopersville. “It’s standard practice for all other medical treatments and should be no different when it comes to the abortion pill regimen.”

According to the Abortion Pill Reversal Group, if the APR protocol is used, the chances of saving the pregnancy are 48 to 64 percent depending on gestational age and reversal protocol used.

House Bill 5374 was referred to the House Committee on Families, Children and Seniors for consideration.