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Event to feature abortion pill reversal success story

Rebekah Hagan, one of the first women to undergo a successful abortion pill reversal, will be the featured speaker at Essential Pregnancy Services’ 9th annual Breakfast for Life Aug. 17 at 9:30 a.m. in the new St. Vincent de Paul Parish Center in Omaha. 

Hagan, a California native, came to Nebraska earlier this year to testify in support of LB209, which added a new section to Nebraska’s informed consent law requiring abortion providers to inform women of the possibility of reversing a medication abortion if they decide not to go through with the procedure. The bill was passed on May 30 and signed into law June 10 by Gov. Pete Ricketts.

“I have a special place in my heart for young women who feel abortion is their only option,” Hagan said. “It is all too easy to assume the worst, but in reality, it often all works out. The life you thought would be impossible with a baby becomes possible and better than ever.”

Bob Goldsmith, interim executive director for EPS, believes Hagan’s story will resonate with a wide audience. “Her testimony speaks to the mindset that so many of our clients are in when they turn to us for help. They are scared, alone, (and) feel they have no support,” he said. 

The breakfast is open to the public and supports the work of EPS, an organization serving expectant women and parenting families in the Omaha area for 46 years. 

Tickets are $40 per person and include a continental breakfast catered by Wheatfields. RSVP is preferred by Aug. 9. Tickets may be purchased online at friendsofeps.org/breakfastforlife, by calling 402-554-0121, or sending a check payable to EPS (6220 Maple St., Omaha, NE 68104) with the memo “breakfast” and the number of attendees.

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