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Abortion Reversal Bill on desk of Arkansas Governor

by | Mar 20, 2019

By Dave Andrusko

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson

Momentum continues to build for passage of legislation to require abortionists to tell women undergoing chemical (“medication”) abortions that they may be able to reverse the process—Abortion Pill Reversal Informed Consent laws.

As reported elsewhere today, HB 1336 is on the desk of North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum. A similar proposal is on the desk of Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

Five states already have laws that require women to be told about Abortion Pill Reversal. Medication Abortions [“RU-486”] involve two drugs: Mifeprex, taken at the abortion clinic, and then 48-72 hours later, misoprostol, a prostaglandin.

North Dakota’s and Arkansas’ bills would require abortion facilities to provide information to any woman seeking a chemical abortion about how she can potentially save her baby if she changes her mind after taking the first drug, but not the second, of the two drugs that make up the abortion technique. She then receives large dosages of progesterone to negate the effect of the first drug.

The Arkansas Senate passed its version last month. Their House did likewise Monday on a vote of 70-14.

Categories: Legislation