CHICAGO (CBS/WBBM) — A Northwest Side Roman Catholic hospital is working with two anti-abortion groups to help women who want to stop their abortions midway through the procedure.
As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Bernie Tafoya reports, Resurrection Medical Center has become one of the first Catholic hospitals in the country to help women abort their abortions.READ MORE: Police, CPS Increase School Safety Measures After Shootings Kill 2 Simeon Career Academy Students, Social Media Threats Appear Directed At Simeon And Other Schools
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They target second-trimester abortions, which are two- or three-day procedures.READ MORE: Illinois Attorney General's Office Holds Virtual Town Hall As It Begins Investigation Into Death Of Eric Lurry In Joliet Police Custody
The Chicago Tribune reports Resurrection now has a policy in which women who show up at the emergency room wanting to reverse their second-trimester abortions will receive immediate treatment.
Abortion providers warn women about the risks of stopping abortions and continuing their pregnancies, but they are often told they can change their minds.
Resurrection has reversed three second-trimester abortions in the past four months.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Warm Winds Friday
The hospital is working with the anti-abortion groups the Pro-Life Action League and the Women’s Center.