Here is my quick response to Cecile Richards’ recent column in USA Today.
Ms. Richards is partly right and partly wrong, and decides to leave out one very important piece of information. Yes, morning after pills can prevent sperm from coming into contact with an egg, but, and this is a very important, if fertilization has already happened, this pill will prevent an already forming human embryo, yes already forming…from receiving nourishment from it’s mother’s uterine wall. Technically, this is called a chemical abortion. This information is readily available on morning after pill websites…not just an opinion of mine.
How do the PREVEN® emergency contraceptive pills prevent pregnancy?
PREVEN® can stop or delay ovulation (the release of an egg), it can stop sperm from fertilizing an egg if it was already released, and it can stop a fertilized egg from attaching to the wall of the uterus.”
How Does Plan B® Work?
Plan B® (levonorgestrel) may prevent pregnancy by temporarily stopping the release of an egg from a woman’s ovary, or it may prevent fertilization. It may also prevent a fertilized egg from attaching to the uterus. ”
Question for Ms. Richards: How do describe an already fertilized egg?
Another question please: I’m assuming that you feel pregnancy begins when the human embryo attaches itself to it’s mother’s wall. True or false?
Thanks for reading.