Using progesterone to reverse the effects of mifepristone, the first of the two pills used in the chemical abortion regimen, is about 60% effective in keeping a preborn baby alive. Even though it has saved the lives of more than 4,500 babies whose abortion-minded mothers changed their minds, three medical boards in Colorado have declared it is not an acceptable medical practice.
"So that means that all this is another way for them to prevent a woman from changing her mind in keeping her baby and ensuring that that baby will end up being killed through the chemical abortion," Colorado Right to Life's Will Duffy summarizes.
This comes on the heels of an October ruling in which a federal judge said the state was violating free speech rights with a law that forbids doctors and nurses to give progesterone to help women. An appeal in that case is still possible.
"We're always going to continue to fight at any level that we can to save as many babies as we can, whether that's through legislative efforts, through crisis pregnancy centers, or even just standing outside the abortion facility encouraging women that they still have time to change their mind," asserts Duffy.
He says Colorado is competing with the likes of California to be the most liberal, or deadly, abortion state in the country.