NBC reported June 28:
A woman who sought help from a prominent CT fertility center last year received embryos, but they belonged to another woman with the same last name.
The mistake happened in April 2009 at the Center for Advanced Reproductive Services at the University of CT Health Center, which will pay a $3k fine.
A lab technician only checked the last name on the container with the embryos and pulled the wrong ones from frozen storage, according to the state Dept. of Public Health. Procedure is to check the medical record number and last 4 digits of the Social Security number.
That patient who received the embryos was informed of the error within an hour and decided to take the “morning after” pill to prevent the pregnancy, according to state records….
The woman who owned the embryos had not been in treatment since 2006, but had continued to store them at the center and was also informed of the error.
So a mother carrying multiple embryos aborted her pregnancy by taking an emergency contraceptive.
(As an aside I find it interesting that NBC called it “the ‘morning after’ pill” and not the more common term, “emergency contraceptive.”)
As this tragedy demonstrates, every now and then truth eclipses the Big Lie, which is that emergency contraceptives (and hormonal contraceptives) do not kill children already conceived.
Liberals say that since pregnancy doesn’t commence until an embryo implants, ECs can’t interrupt pregnancies. For instance, the most popular EC on the market, Plan B, states at least 4 different places on its website (click to enlarge):
Yet Plan B’s pharmacology packaging states (click to enlarge):
“[I]nhibit implantation” of what? A newly conceived baby.
Obviously these verbal gymnastics are an attempt to keep mothers ignorant of the fact that emergency contraceptives (and hormonal birth control pills) may kill their children.
Yet a woman impregnated with someone else’s children sadly demonstrated that it does.
[HT: Susan B. Anthony List on Twitter; photo via NBC]