More and more men and women are learning that a number of forms of birth control (including the birth control pill, the IUD, the morning after pill, and progesterone-only pills, shots, and implants) can cause the newly conceived child to fail to implant in the wall of the uterus – and thus can have an abortifacient effect.
I’ve written extensively on this topic. Here are some of my publications on the topic:
• Postfertilization Effects of Oral Contraceptives and Their Relationship to Informed Consent. Published in the Archives of Family Medicine in 2000.
• The Growing Debate About the Abortifacient Effect of the Birth Control Pill and the Principle of the Double Effect. Published in the journal Ethics and Medicine in 2000.
• Why I Stopped Prescribing the Pill. Published in the Archives of Family Medicine in 2000.
• Postfertilization Effect of Hormonal Emergency Contraception. Published in the Annals of Pharmacotherapy in 2002.