The pro-Life community has an aggressive agenda for this session of the Idaho Legislature. And the battle is about to be engaged.
On Monday morning, the Senate State Affairs is scheduled to take up legislation prepared by Right to Life. SB 1243 is a proposed law which would inform women who begin a chemical abortion that there is a chance to reverse the process – if she moves quickly. The lead Senate sponsor of the bill is Meridian State Senator Lori Den Hartog.
Some of our pro-Life readers may be surprised to learn that it is even possible to save the life of a preborn child once a chemical abortion has started. But, in some cases, it is. The chemical abortion procedure uses two different pills to complete an abortion. This is the RU-486 regime. The first pill kills the baby over the course of hours by depriving the baby of oxygen and nutrients. The second pill (misoprostol) is taken 24-48 hours later, and induces labor to expel the dead baby.
Pro-Life researchers have discovered that the baby can sometimes be saved after the first pill is taken. The basic approach is the same as that used when a mother is at high risk of miscarriage – by using aggressive dosages of the hormone progesterone.
We have learned during the decades of work in the pro-Life field that it is fairly common for women and girls to experience almost immediate regret and grief over the abortion decision. It is almost as if the spiritual veil has been lifted and the profound reality of ending an innocent life sets in. Of course, Planned Parenthood abortionists are quick to tell women that they have no choice once the abortion procedure begins – but that is not always the case.
This is an important piece of legislation and we ask for your prayer support. Not only does it represent a real chance to save some of those babies at high risk – it represents a viable strategy for saving mothers from a lifetime of guilt and remorse.