“Hide life-saving solutions from women”
Women seeking help after changing their minds about chemical abortion have had a way to find help blocked by Facebook, with the platform removing the Abortion Pill Reversal page this week.
Citing a violation of Community Standards, Facebook took down the Abortion Pill Reversal (APR) page late in business on Tuesday, July 19, without warning.
It is unclear how the APR Facebook page would violate Community Standards, but the Facebook message to Heartbeat International, which operates the APR Facebook page and Abortion Pill Rescue® Network (APRN), said, “It’s because canceling the abortion pill goes against our community standards on firearms, animals and other regulated goods.”
The Regulated Goods Standard states that Facebook does not allow users of the platform “to buy, sell, or trade things such as…marijuana, drugs, or non-medical drugs.”
Neither the APRN Facebook page nor the APRN website attempt to buy, sell or trade medical or non-medical drugs.
Rather, they share basic information about the APR protocol, which is prescribed by medical professionals.
A woman interested in pursuing APR would seek treatment from a medical professional and be prescribed progesterone, the natural hormone in the female body needed to maintain pregnancy.
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The APR Facebook page and the APRN website also sometimes share stories of women who successfully reversed their chemical abortions. These stories are the women’s personal experience, shared with their permission and support, as they want other women in the same situation to have a second chance to save their unborn child.
Heartbeat has appealed Facebook’s decision to take down the APR page and, at press time, after simply being referred to standard community information, Heartbeat has been informed that the support ticket for the claim has been closed. , then offered a satisfaction survey.
Ads for chemical abortion drugs remained on Facebook at that time.
As things continued to develop, Heartbeat management criticized Facebook’s decision to take down the APR page.
“No woman should ever feel pressured to complete an abortion she regrets,” said Jor-El Godsey, president of Heartbeat International, “but Facebook, by unpublishing our Abortion Pill Reversal page, has pushed women to ask for help after changing his mind during a chemical abortion in the dark.
“Facebook intentionally hides life-saving solutions from women and ultimately denies the mother her choice for life,” Godsey said.
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The APR Protocol is a updated app of a treatment to prevent miscarriage dating back to the 1950s.
Chemical abortion consists of two drugs, mifepristone, which blocks progesterone in the pregnant mother’s system to starve the baby in utero, and misoprostol, taken a day or two later after the first drug, prompting the mother to give birth and give birth. child.
If a pregnant woman takes the first abortion pill and has regrets and acts early enough, it may be possible to save her unborn child with the cancellation of the abortion pill.
The APRN consists of approximately 1,000 providers worldwide who administer the APR. Network statistics show that to date more than 3,500 lives and were saved by the APR protocol. About 150 women call the APRN each month asking for the abortion pill to be cancelled.
Heartbeat International’s director of Medical Impact also denounced the removal of the APR page by Facebook.
“Hindering access to information for those seeking pregnancy options is not pro-choice, it’s deliberately pro-abortion,” said Christa Brown. “A woman has every right to find information to try to save her baby’s life. Facebook’s decision to side with Big Abortion limits information and choice and does not empower women who are desperate for help and support.
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Chemical abortion accounts for more than half of abortions performed in the United States each year, and this figure is expected to continue to rise. RPA offers the possibility of an antidote, and the scenario of women seeking to reverse their chemical abortion illustrates that women may regret abortion, both a threat to the abortion lobby’s narrative that Abortion empowers women.
Abortion supporters have attempted to defame APR for some time, assisted by the media, claiming that RPA is junk or even dangerous science, usually with doubtful justification, on time of people with links to the abortion industry even paid roles with abortifacient drug manufacturers.
The most recent example is the same day Facebook unpublished the Abortion Pill Reversal page on its platform, with an alt-media article criticizing Facebook for allowing APR ads to be posted, claiming that APR was ” potentially dangerous”.
Since the overthrow of Roe vs. Wade with the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision, Abortion Pill Reversal, as well as pregnancy aiding, have come under increasing attack from abortion proponents, APR in the court of public opinion and pregnancy support centers that suffered vandalism, violence, threats and harassment.
Big Tech’s removal of APR has also been in play for some time.
Facebook used an unaccountable third-party fact checker to substantiate deletion of a message by Heartbeat sharing the harrowing story of an APR mum last month.
Google had shot advertisements for the cancellation of the abortion pill placed by Heartbeat and pro-life group Live Action last fall, following the agitation of a pro-abortion group for the removal of advertisements. Facebook was also targeted in the campaign, prompting a review of ads on its platform, but no decision had been made at the time. A call to Google by Heartbeat yielded no results.
Members of Congress wrote to Google to chastise the platform for caving in to demands from abortion advocates to remove the APR.
Earlier this month, the heads of the three major pregnancy support networks in the United States wrote to the CEO of Google, refute the lies advanced by the abortion industry and its congressional allies to push for the removal of pregnancy counseling centers from search results, and urging Google to remain neutral in the abortion debate.
House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (DN.Y.) hit out at Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a February letter on Facebook allowing abortion pill reversal ads. Nadler counted on the same pro-abortion information and sources as have been propagated by the media and he ignored the 3,000+ moms who have chosen something other than abortion, and who have their children alive and with them thanks to the Abortion Pill Rescue Network.
The last Facebook post on the APR page before Facebook took down the page was on July 7.
“Momma: An important title, but not your only title. You can be a mom and be a CEO, student, writer, artist, chef or athlete. The title of ‘Momma’ does not limit us. It empowers us!”
Facebook had removed a July 5 post from the APR Page and restricted the APR Page’s ability to comment, again citing Community Standards.
This message said:
“Change the way you think and you can change your life!” We’re here to help you SUCCEED, no matter what it looks like! Instead of: I’m pregnant and can’t raise a baby on my own. Try this: I’m pregnant, I can do it, and I’m not alone. I found great support through a local pregnancy center!”
As of press time, Facebook parent Meta had swept APR from the Meta Ad Library, erasing all traces of the APR page. But Meta still allowed the phrase “abortion pill” in advertising.
Editor’s note: Heartbeat International operates the Abortion Pill Rescue® Network (APRN) and Pregnancy Help News.