Dr. Delgado is a very Pro-Life doctor and director at the Culture of Life Family Health Care in San Diego, California. His brother, Fr. Alvaro Delgado, (Pastor at St Edward’s in Stockton Ca), is a very good friend of mine from my diocese. My brother too is a Pro-Life doctor in Hollister California. He told me about what Dr. Delgado has discovered about reversing the RU-486 chemical abortion procedure.
‘Mifepristone was licensed by the FDA in 2000. According to this report, as of 2008, nearly a quarter of the abortions prior to 9 weeks in the U.S. — that’s around 800,000 a year — were completed using mifepristone.’ MedPage Today
‘Medical [chemical] abortion is actually performed in early pregnancy with TWO pills, the first – RU-486 – mifepristone or Mifeprex, antagonizes the hormone progesterone, which is necessary for pregnancy. This cuts off the nutritional supply to the pregnancy, ending in the unborn baby’s death. One or two days later the woman takes a second pill, misoprostol or Cytotec, which causes uterine contractions and expels the pregnancy. Medical abortion is frequently a horrible experience for the women, lasting up to 2-4 weeks with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, hemorrhage, and intense pain.’ National Right to Life
‘But what is unknown to most people, doctors can actually reverse the effect of the first drug, (mifepristone), before the second one, misoprostol, is ever given. This is done by administering Progesterone, which is a critical hormone during pregnancy. It helps nourish the placenta, keeps the cervix closed, and inhibits contractions. This out-competes [mifepristone] at the receptor.
Mifepristone, a progesterone receptor antagonist, acts like a “false key” binding with the progesterone receptor and blocking its activity. This action softens the cervix, makes the uterine wall more vulnerable to contractions, and attacks the placenta.’ From National Right to Life.
‘According to the protocol described in the report, patients should be given 200 mg of progesterone intra muscularly as soon as possible after taking mifepristone. They should also have an ultrasound examination as soon as possible to confirm fetal viability. Providers should repeat the progesterone injections daily for 2 days, then every other day until 13 days after taking mifepristone, and continue twice each week for the full first trimester.’ From MedPage Today.
The original author of this blog passed away in July of 2016. RIP Father Carota.