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Pro-Life Group Ordered to Stop Teaching Nurses How to 'Reverse' Abortions

Jay Hobbs-Opinion : Sep 13, 2017 : LifeSiteNews.com

"...this is a direct effort to steal a mother's choice right out from under her. Women and men become nurses to help and serve others, but politically driven moves like this keep them from accomplishing their compassionate, God-given mission." -Heartbeat International president Jor-El Godsey

(California)— [PregnancyHelpNews/via LifeSiteNews.com] If there was any doubt about California's status as the nation's standard-bearer for abortion, a letter sent September 5 by the state's Board of Registered Nursing should clear that up in a jiffy. (Photo: Rebekah Buell with her two sons. The youngest, Zechariah, was rescued from abortion through Abortion Pill Reversal/via LifeSiteNews.com)

Acting at the behest of abortion activists in the state legislature and online media, the Board of Nursing reversed its decision from just a month prior, sending Heartbeat International a letter to demand that the pro-life pregnancy help network "cease and desist" offering nurses continuing education units (CEUs) for Abortion Pill Reversal classes.

Over 350 doctors nationally have joined the Abortion Pill Reversal network, while 300 mothers have successfully rescued their children from abortion through the medical intervention (see here and here for examples), which introduces an emergency and ongoing progesterone treatment to counteract the first of two pills in the chemical abortion (RU-486) process.

The Board's sudden reversal seems a direct effort to deny a woman access to her own choice during an unexpected pregnancy, Heartbeat International president Jor-El Godsey said Monday.

"This is a naked political assault on a procedure that is the very essence of choice," Godsey said. "To oppose Abortion Pill Reversal is not only to deny the science and reality that there are children living today because of it, but it's to materially keep a woman from even so much as knowing she has the option to potentially stop a chemical abortion once it has begun. This is the abortion lobby taking choices away from women."

Playing politics with women, children and nurses
The letter, postmarked September 5 and received September 11, gives Heartbeat International five days from receipt of the letter to remove CEU credit from its online courses, offered online through the Heartbeat Academy.

It also marks a 180-degree shift from a letter the same Board sent Heartbeat International and sister pro-life network, National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA), approving both organizations' status as a continuing education providers.

The original letter, sent July 28, 2017, followed a 17-month period where the Board reviewed hundreds of pages of submitted documentation starting in February 2016. No subsequent paperwork or filing of any kind was requested prior to or cited in the most recent letter.

The Board had originally questioned Heartbeat International's inclusion of Abortion Pill Reversal courses during the audit process, but then agreed to reinstate the courses after Heartbeat International responded with a multi-point statement demonstrating the courses' relevance to nursing practices...

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