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Abortion Pill Rescue is a program of Heartbeat International. The Abortion Pill Rescue Network (APRN) includes more than 800 professional healthcare providers in the U.S. alone along with courageous providers in 11 other countries to assist women that call our helpline. The helpline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by our team of consultants.

Founding Principles

  1. Progesterone can reverse the effects of mifepristone and has been safely used in pregnancy for over 40 years.
  2. It is reasonable and appropriate to respect a woman's right to choose to reverse a chemical-induced abortion.
  3. A woman should never be coerced into starting or continuing an abortion.
  4. Human beings are valuable and should be protected at all stages of their development.
  5. Mifepristone does not significantly increase the chances of birth defects. Reversing a mifepristone chemical abortion is within reasonable medical practice.

Our Founders & Medical Advisory Team

George Delgado, M.D., F.A.A.F.P.
Medical Advisor

Dr. George Delgado is a medical advisor for APR and the medical director of Culture of Life Services (COLFS) in San Diego County. He received his medical degree from the University of California, Davis and completed his residency at Santa Monica Hospital/UCLA. He is board certified in family medicine, hospice and palliative medicine, health care ethics, NaProTECHNOLOGY, and the Creighton Model for Natural Family Planning (NFP). He has been practicing family medicine since 1988.

Matt Harrison, M.D.
Medical Advisor

Dr. Matt Harrison is a medical advisor for APR. He has served as Hospitalist Director of Novanthealth Rowan Regional Medical Center in North Carolina. He graduated from the College of William and Mary with BS and MA degrees, The Medical College of Virginia/VCU with his MD degree and completed residency at University of South Alabama as a board certified physician in Family Medicine. He serves as a Medical Advisor to Priests for Life and is the Medical Director of the student health clinic at Belmont Abby College as well as an Instructor at Campbell School of Osteopathic Medicine. He and his wife Kathleen have 7 children and reside in North Carolina.

Mary Davenport, M.D., F.A.C.O.G

Dr. Mary Davenport was the Research Director of Abortion Pill Reversal. She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1975 and completed her residency at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Davenport is an obstetrician-gynecologist in private practice in El Sobrante, CA and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area.  She has an NFP-only medical practice and is a Medical Consultant in Natural Family Planning. Dr. Davenport is also a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a board member for CANFP and the American Association of Pro-Life OBGyn's. Dr. Davenport has been in practice for 40 years.

Dr. William Lile

William R. Lile, Jr., DO
Medical Advisor

Dr. William Lile, the Prolifedoc, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and former OB/GYN Department Chair at Sacred Heart Hospital. He is licensed to practice medicine in both Florida and Alabama. He has served as an instructor with both The University of Florida and Florida State Medical School OB/GYN residency programs. In 1999 he took over a practice that was also the largest provider of abortion services in Pensacola. All abortion services and abortion referrals were stopped on day 1. The abortionist retired and left the country. The abortion equipment is now used to demonstrate the brutality of abortions performed in all 3 trimesters. The tools of modern obstetrics are used to demonstrate the life and personhood of the unborn. Babies in the womb are viewed as patients, abortion is never the right 'choice', and forgiveness is available to ALL through the blood of Jesus Christ.


Dr. Karen D. Poehailos
Medical Advisor

Dr. Poehailos has practiced family medicine since 1992. She loves the ability to see and treat patients in the context of their families. Dr. Poehailos enjoys preventative health care, as well as care for chronic conditions and acute illnesses. In recent years, she has taken extra training in restorative women’s health care, and it’s been rewarding to help women with infertility and recurrent miscarriage as well as other issues.

Christa Brown, BSN, RN
APR Coordinator

Christa serves as Associate Director of Ministry Services and oversees the Abortion Pill Rescue Network at Heartbeat International. She has worked for Pregnancy Help Organizations for over twenty years bringing diverse experience to the APR Network. Christa has served in the pregnancy help movement as Nursing Director, Executive Director of three centers in Indiana and Michigan, Marketing Director, Director of Internet Communications, and Director of Resource Development. Christa believes strongly in educating and empowering women to make healthy choices in their pregnancies. She has been married for twenty-eight years and has five children and seven grandchildren.


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