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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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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The mother of octuplets versus her doctor. Who should choose? Whom should society support?

Bioethics, Woman's Health
A recent editorial here in Colorado Springs reported: An unemployed, divorced woman with six children - living with her bankrupt parents in their teensy weensy home - gave birth to eight babies after having fertilized eggs implanted in her uterus. At least one of her older six children has autism. For a variety of reasons, people are scandalized. Most people have religious or moral objections to this multiple birth. It's hard to believe these children will get the care they need without becoming responsibilities of the state. It's hard to imagine they won't suffer.  Yet, as shocking as it sounds, there are many who say that her right to this travesty outweighs her doctor’s right to refuse to participate. Does this make any sense? More Information: (more…)
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Pro-life Pharmacy in Virginia Now Open

Bioethics, Health Headlines, Woman's Health
Several news outlets are reporting on The Divine Mercy Care (DMC) Pharmacy, which opened yesterday in Chantilly VA. The unique pharmacy is a Catholic-run business that gives customers a chance to fill their prescriptions without facing the stacks of condoms, contraceptives, and pornographic magazines that fill typical drugstores. Moreover, DMC does not sell or dispense abortifacient birth control. More Information: (more…)
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