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  •  Morning after pill: still not an abortifacient. (3+ / 0-)
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    It prevents implantation.  Implantation is the start of pregnancy.  Absolutely no medical test can determine a woman is pregnant pre-implantation, because... drumroll... she's not.

    Unnumbered and innumerable fertilized eggs pass out of women's bodies naturally.  

    Btw, I don't think abortifacients should be outlawed either.  But I'm leery of the creeping definitions encompassing more and more of women's health care needs.  First Plan B, then IUDs, then the Pill... they want to outlaw birth control.  That's where they're going with all this.

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    by cai on Thu Jun 05, 2014 at 01:18:21 PM PDT

    •  Actually all the available evidence shows that (1+ / 0-)
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      cai

      Plan B doesn't prevent implantation at all; it just prevents ovulation (this may not be true for all possible formulations of emergency contraceptives, but it's now a near-certainty that it's true for the ones avaiable in the US).

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      by ebohlman on Thu Jun 05, 2014 at 04:07:50 PM PDT

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    •  Yeah, the "e.g. morning after pill" (1+ / 0-)
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      cai

      phrase is a quoted part of the drafted plank, not my own 'e.g.' Story edited to make that more clear.

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