Experts: Science behind 'abortion reversal' is flawed

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Posted: Feb 22, 2017 3:32 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — Lawmakers in several states are considering requirements for doctors to inform women seeking medical abortions about an unproven procedure called "abortion reversal."

Doctors' groups oppose the bills because of flawed science and ethical concerns. There is no evidence the procedure works and little information about its safety.

The procedure involves shots of the hormone progesterone given if a woman changes her mind after the first step of a medical abortion.

Since 2015, Arkansas and South Dakota have enacted laws requiring doctors to tell women about it. An Arizona law was challenged in court and later repealed. Bills are under consideration in Indiana, North Carolina and Utah.

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This story has been corrected to delete reference to Colorado because it no longer is considering the legislation.