California Regulator: Stop Teaching Abortion ‘Reversal’

September 08, 2017

Rewire News
By Nicole Knight Shine

The California nursing board has rejected a course on so-called abortion “reversal,” issuing a cease-and-desist letter to force a national anti-choice group to stop teaching the unproven practice.

Rewire obtained a copy of a letter sent September 1 to Susan Dammann of Heartbeat International by the head of the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), which oversees and regulates the state’s continuing education (CE) courses for nurses and CE providers.

The letter, signed by Dr. Joseph Morris, executive officer of the nursing board, gives Heartbeat International five days to comply in writing or risk losing its status as a CE provider. The notice says “content related to abortion medication reversal (AMR) does not meet the Board’s criteria … which states in part that the ‘content of all courses of continuing education must be relevant to the practice of nursing.'”