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Central Ohio pregnancy centers help save lives through Abortion Pill Reversal

by | Apr 22, 2024

Sierra holds baby Sawyer while surrounded by her other children. Photo courtesy PDHC via The Catholic Times.

By Kathy Scanlan

(The Catholic Times) Like most women served at Pregnancy Decision Health Centers (PDHC), Sierra found herself in challenging circumstances facing an unexpected pregnancy. She felt scared, hopeless and alone.

Out of fear, she found herself in the abortion clinic, swallowing the abortion pill. With immediate regret, she began reaching out for help but was told there was no hope.

Leaving the clinic parking lot very distraught, her eyes focused on a sign that read, “If you took the first pill, it’s not too late, we can help.” It included the number for the Abortion Pill Reversal (APR) helpline. That phone call changed the trajectory of her story.

Sierra was immediately connected to PDHC, the closest pregnancy center to her providing APR services. She drove two hours to our center and experienced pure joy and relief when the ultrasound, provided by our nurse, showed a strong, healthy heartbeat.

She was connected to our medical doctor to begin a successful reversal process. As Sierra continued with her prenatal care, PDHC followed up with her, making sure she had the support and resources she needed.

Her beautiful daughter, Sawyer, was born in October. She is a perfect, happy and healthy baby.

Sierra is thankful for God’s grace and mercy.

“He didn’t have to let me keep her,” she said.

Sierra is sharing her story to educate and help others facing similar situations to know there is hope. They are not alone.

In a recent follow-up, Sierra said, “Sawyer is the sweetest girl ever. People who don’t even know us or our story call her an angel baby. People can sense something special about our girl, so completely thankful.”

Sierra’s story is not unusual. Chemical abortions via the abortion pill continue to rise, representing 87 percent of abortions in Franklin County.

APR services, such as those provided at PDHC, become critical. They give women like Sierra a second chance to save their babies.

PDHC is affiliated with Heartbeat International, which operates the Abortion Pill Rescue Network through their Option Line 24/7 contact center.  Heartbeat connects mothers who regret taking the abortion pill to the closest pregnancy center with medical professionals who can guide them toward reversing its effects.

Thousands of lives have been saved through APR protocol.

Sadly, however, at least a million lives were lost last year to abortion in the United States. With the passing of state Issue 1 in November (legalizing abortion through all nine months of pregnancy in the state of Ohio), we can expect many of Ohio’s existing pro-life laws to be challenged this year through legislative and judicial action.

Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding concerns of the FDA removing critical safeguards for high-risk abortion drugs. We must all stand boldly and do our part to protect the sanctity of human life.

PDHC will host its 33rd annual Golf for Life fundraising event at The Country Club at Muirfield Village on Monday, May 13.  If you or someone you know would like to participate and fundraise to help us save and change lives, visit www.SupportLifePDHC.org/golf for information and registration details.

Together, we are rescuing lives and impacting generations, one heartbeat at a time.

Editor’s note: This article was published by The Catholic Times and is reprinted with permission by Pregnancy Help News. Heartbeat International manages the Abortion Pill Rescue® Network (APRN) and Pregnancy Help News where this appeared.