Ella Abortion Drug Falsely Called a “Contraceptive Pill”

Bioethics, Children's Health, Marriage and Family Health, Woman's Health
The ella® abortion drug has been billed by its distributor, the FDA, and abortion advocates as an improved "emergency contraceptive pill." It is available across the United States via prescription. Upon its release, Watson Pharmaceuticals, based in New Jersey, announced that ella® (ulipristal acetate) was available for women to obtain and use up to five days following unprotected intercourse or contraceptive failure. While the company maintain the drug works only as a "contraceptive agent," the fact of the matter is that five days is sufficient time for conception to take place and confer into existence the life of a unique human being who needs only a nine month pregnancy to be born. Here are the details from LifeNews: “ella® is the first truly new emergency contraceptive option for U.S. women since 1999. It has…
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Does The Morning-After-Pill, ‘Ella,’ Cause Abortions? It Depends Upon Your Definition of Abortion!

Bioethics, Children's Health, Woman's Health
Long-time readers of this blog know of the difficulties surrounding the labeling of a hormonal birth control medicine as an abortifacient. The crux of the issue is that if you define pregnancy as beginning when the unborn human implants in the uterus after his or her several day journey down the fallopian tube after conception/fertilization, then anything that kills the unborn human in the tube or prevents implantation is, by definition, NOT abortifacient. If, however, you define pregnancy as beginning at conception/fertilzation (and there are debates about which term pro-life folks should use -- see my blog on the topic here) then any chemical that kills the unborn human in the tube or prevents implantation is, by definition, IS abortifacient. That's why I use the term "post-fertilization effect." To those…
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More Women Aware of Possible Problems with the Birth Control Pill

Bioethics, Cancer, Woman's Health
Did you know the birth control pill can cause abortions? Jenn Giroux, RN, new Executive Director of HLI America, a new program of Human Life International founded to educate on the physical, emotional, and spiritual harms of contraception. I thought my readers, particularly women taking or considering the birth control pill, might find a recent article of hers, “Crazy is the New Normal,” to be both scary and enlightening: Who would have ever guessed that contraception would move center stage in the women’s health and the political arena in 2010? The New York Post reported that a “Wicked” actress sued Bayer pharmaceutical company claiming the popular birth control Yaz caused her to have a stroke at age 27. According to the US Drug Watchdog the serious side effects of birth…
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Dr. Walt in an Online Documentary Revealing Abortifacient Effects of the Pill

Bioethics, Woman's Health
July 14, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Filmmaker Trent Herbert has produced a well-researched documentary called “28 Days on the Pill” that exposes the abortifacient properties of the birth control pill. To mark the 50th anniversary of the Pill, the documentary is being made available online for the first time. Featuring Dr. Albert Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Christian author Randy Alcorn (“Heaven, Does the Birth Control Pill Cause Abortions?”) and Dr. Walt Larimore (formerly with Focus on the Family), the film makes the case that few people are aware that oral contraceptives can cause abortions. According to the documentary, the Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties (CPS), the Canadian Pharmacists Association's drug information resource, and the Physicians Desk Reference, the American standard, mention the abortifacient qualities of the pill.…
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New Drug Ellaone Billed as Better Morning After Pill, But It Causes Abortions

Bioethics, Children's Health, Woman's Health
LifeNews.com is reporting that abortion advocates are pushing a new drug that they say is an expanded morning after pill, or emergency contraception. However, pro-life doctors and advocates say Ellaone, also known as Ulipristal, works as an abortion drug and not an agent that prevents conception. The morning after pill, or Plan B drug, has been around for years and can either prevent fertilization from occurring or can sometimes act as an abortifacient by killing the unique human being fertilization develops. Ellaone is different -- instead of working hours or just a couple of days after sexual relations take place as the morning after pill does, it can be used up to five days afterwards. The drug is becoming popular in Europe and abortion advocates there are pushing it as…
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New documentary features Dr. Walt and exposes abortifacient qualities of the birth control pill

Bioethics, Children's Health, Marriage and Family Health, Woman's Health
A documentary called “28 Days on the Pill” has been released that seeks to expose the abortifacient properties of the birth control pill. The documentary explains that many forms of birth control pills contain progesterone, which thins the endometrium, the walls of the uterus, which in turn causes it to become inhospitable to newly conceived human life, causing an abortion. More Information: (more…)
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The Abortifacient Effect of the Birth Control Pill (A Reading List)

Bioethics, Children's Health, Marriage and Family Health, Woman's Health
Below is the list of references I’ve found helpful (and some I have written) on the complex debate about whether the birth control pill can have an abortifacient (or post-fertilization) effect. (Last updated June 20, 2009) Please comment, below, if you have any other references to suggest. More Information: (more…)
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Counselor Fired after Referring Homosexual to Colleague Because of Religious Objections

Bioethics, Health Headlines, Woman's Health
LifeSiteNews.com is reporting that Alliance Defense Fund attorneys filed a lawsuit Monday on behalf of a licensed counselor who was fired after referring a person seeking counsel with a same-sex relationship to a colleague. Rather than attempt to provide a service that would conflict with her sincerely-held religious beliefs on homosexual behavior, Marcia Walden referred her to another counselor; however, the counselee later filed a complaint that ultimately cost Walden her job. My Take? (more…)
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Professor Says Women Use Birth Control Pill Wrong, Resulting in Abortions

Bioethics, Health Headlines, Marriage and Family Health, Woman's Health
LifeNews.com is reporting the comments of a Princeton University professor who says women are not using birth control pills correctly and the misuse is resulting in pregnancies and abortions that wouldn't otherwise occur. Professor James Trussell says about 8 percent of women who use the birth control pill become pregnant annually and get abortions because they don't take the pills faithfully. My Take? (more…)
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