FDA recently approved the emergency contraceptive pill called ella, which is to be taken within 5 days of unprotected intercourse or a known or suspected contraceptive failure. Detractors say it's but another abortion drug.
What do you think will be the implication of having another emergency contraceptive pill? Will it help or aggravate the sexual life of women?
Let me first explain why detractors say that Ella is an abortifacient.
Ella can be taken up to 5 days after unprotected sex, but conception can occur within the 1st 48 hours, so Ella must do more than just delay or stop ovulation--you can't delay or stop an event that has already happened. There must be a second way that Ella "prevents" pregnancy and their is. Ella also changes the uterine lining so that the fertilized zygote cannot implant in the uterus (much like hormonal BC). For this reason, Ella is also technically classified as an abortifacient or "abortion drug." The reason Ella only works in the 1st 5 days is that implantation occurs on the fifth day after conception. After that, it will not terminate the pregnancy, but animal studies showed that these pregnancies resulted in still births. See my blog, www.modernhousewife-catholichomemaking.blogspot.com for my article on Ella and the FDA's admission that Ella may cause still births.
As for the implications, Ella will not help the sexual lives of women. As a prolife Catholic, I am greatly saddened by the introduction of Ella and its gross misrepresentation by Planned Parenthood and the media. STDs, abortions and unplanned pregnancies will not stop rising among our teens and young adults until we get back to the truth. I also think we will soon see a slew of miscarriages and still births as a result of Ella.
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