Friday, February 15, 2013

Morning-After Pill Becoming 'Contraceptive' Choice

Use of the so-called "emergency contraceptive" Plan B abortifacient has skyrocketed as more women use the pill after incidents of unforeseen, unexpected, surprise, or just routine sexual intercourse -- in fact, about six million women over a four-year period, many taking the pill multiple times, according to the federal CDC.

UPDATE 8/5/13: Unlimited Plan B Abortion Pill in Stores for Kids

UPDATE 2/5/15: Over-the-Counter Abortion (Plan B) Paid by ObamaCare, Says Study

For background, read Doctors Say Teens Need Abortifacients at the Ready and also read Schools Secretly Give 14-year-olds Morning After Pill as well as Abortifacients Given to Kids via Vending Machine for $25

In response to the government forcing this on Christians, Catholic Bishops Slam Obama: Criminal in Eyes of God

-- From "Morning-after pill use up" by The Associated Press 2/14/13

A government report says an increasing number of women are using the morning-after pill after sex. The study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the first by the government to focus on emergency contraception since the approval of the morning-after pill 15 years ago.

Eleven percent of females ages 15 to 44 who'd had sex say they've used the morning-after pill. That's up from 4 percent in 2002.

In the study, half the women who used the pills said they did it because they'd had unprotected sex. Others said the condom broke or they were worried that the birth control method they used had failed.

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From "Use of Morning-After Pill Is Rising, Report Says" by Sabrina Tavernise, New York Times 2/14/13

The finding is likely to add to the public debate over rules issued by the Obama administration under the new health care law that require most employers to provide free coverage of birth control, including morning-after pills, to female employees. Some religious institutions and some employers have objected to the requirement and filed lawsuits to block its enforcement.

Morning-after pills are particularly controversial among some conservative groups who contend they can cause abortions by interfering with the implantation of a fertilized egg that the groups regard as a person.

Medical experts say that portrayal is inaccurate, and that studies provide strong evidence that the most commonly used pills do not hinder implantation, but work by delaying or preventing ovulation so that an egg is never fertilized in the first place, or thicken cervical mucus so sperm have trouble moving.

[The "portrayal is inaccurate" with only "strong evidence" of the "most commonly used pills?"]

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From "More Women Turn To Morning-After Pill" by Julie Rovner, National Public Radio WBUR (Boston) 2/14/13

Users of emergency contraception were most likely to be between age 20 and 24 (23 percent), never married (19 percent) and have at least some college education.

. . . only 6 percent of those with less than a high school education said they had used it.

And Catholic women reported using artificial birth control in smaller numbers than women of other religions, that use was still fairly widespread. According to the study, 89 percent of Catholic women reported having used a condom with a male partner, compared to 95-97 percent of Protestant women. Similarly, about 76 percent of Catholic women said they had used the birth control pill, compared to 86 percent of Protestant women.

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From "Report: More U.S. women using 'morning-after' pill" by Catholic Online 2/14/13

Of those surveyed, 59 percent said they took it just once, while 24 percent said they used it twice. Seventeen percent said they used it three times or more.

As with other birth control, Plan B purports to stop pregnancy by blocking the release of a woman's egg. However, though it may prevent fertilization - it also can act to prevent implantation in the uterus of an already fertilized egg. It must be taken within days after intercourse to work.

In other words, this so called contraceptive has the potential to act as an abortion inducing drug if conception has already occurred. It ejects the embryonic person before implantation, causing an abortion.

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