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Abortion Pill Rescue is a program of Heartbeat International. The Abortion Pill Rescue Network (APRN) includes professional healthcare providers worldwide 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, MD
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.

Christa Brown, BSN, RN
Director of Medical Impact

Christa serves as Director of Medical Impact and oversees the Abortion Pill Rescue Network at Heartbeat International. She has worked for Pregnancy Help Organizations for over twenty years bringing a 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 nearly 30 years and has five children and seven grandchildren.

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.

Dr. Brent Boles, M.D.
Medical Advisor

C. Brent Boles, M.D. has been practicing medicine for two decades as an OB/GYN. A board-certified physician, he graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. In addition to his medical practice, Dr. Boles currently serves as medical director for a local pregnancy help center. He and his wife Julie live in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. They are parents of four children and now enjoy being grandparents of four (and counting.)

Catherine Stark, M.D.
Medical Advisor

Catherine Stark, M.D., has been in private practice since 1998 and provides care to women in Rochester Hills and Troy, Michigan, at Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C. Dr. Stark attended Wayne State University in Detroit for both her undergraduate degree in pharmacy and her medical degree, graduating with high distinction in 1994. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, in 1998. She is a member of the American Association of Pro-Life OB/GYNs and works with a local crisis pregnancy center. 

Julie McDonald, PharmD
Medical Advisor

Dr. McDonald graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Gregory School of Pharmacy in 2008. Since 2010 she has served as the Pharmacist In Charge and then in 2015 as the owner of Whale Tail Pharmacy, a retail pharmacy focused on service to patients and their remote island community in Alaska. Dr. McDonald has acted as a Board Member and President of the Alaska Pharmacists Association and a long-term Board Member for Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International. Julie and her husband Kevin began a ministry to provide a home and education to children in Pawel, Uganda which blossomed into the Village of Hope caring for over 60 orphaned children. Julie’s proudest role is as a mother of three children.

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.



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