Study Claiming Abortions Are 'Reversible' Retracted, Not Based on Science
By Scottie Andrew
July 18, 2018
A scientific journal withdrew a study that claimed women could halt the effects of an abortion pill after it failed to receive ethical approval.
The study, initially published in April in the journal Issues in Law and Medicine, found that almost half of women who received a high dose of the hormone progesterone were able to successfully “reverse” the effects of mifepristone, one of two pills used to medically induce abortion. The study’s author, George Delgado, first presented his findings in a series of anecdotal journal entries in 2012 that prompted several conservative-leaning states to adopt legislation requiring doctors to inform women seeking abortions that the procedure can be halted.