- A pro-life organization says YouTube suspended one of its channels for being “harmful or dangerous” because its videos told women how to reverse their medical abortions.
- YouTube told Heartbeat International that it “doesn’t allow content that encourages or promotes violent or dangerous acts that have an inherent risk of serious physical harm or death.”
- Medical abortion is a procedure by which women take two pills – first mifepristone and then misoprostol – up to 72 hours apart. Mifepristone blocks the hormone progesterone, thus starving the unborn baby. Misoprostol induces contractions.
- Under the abortion pill reversal method, a woman’s body is flooded with progesterone, keeping the baby alive. Abortion pill reversal must begin within 72 hours of the first pill, and it cannot be conducted after the second pill has been taken. Abortion pill reversal is popular among women who have regrets after taking the initial abortion pill.
- Heartbeat International initiated the YouTube appeal process and is hopeful the website will reverse its decision.