Woman uses emergency contraceptive to kill wrongly implanted babies

NBC reported June 28:

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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....

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Bunnies tell FDA to make morning-after pill available w/o prescription for minors

Yesterday the Center for Reproductive Rights posted a cute bunny video encouraging the FDA to make the morning-after pill available over the counter to minor girls....

Currently pharmacies must check photo IDs, because the law states no one under 17 may purchase the MAP without a prescription, although pro-abort Amanda Marcotte wrote, "There is no scientific reason for this, because EC is quite safe."

Well, that's remarkable news, Amanda. Please share your source, because the pharmacology label of Plan B states...

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Plan B easy availability to minors will increase rape

by Kelli

1.pngFrom Students for Life of America:

On Wednesday, the FDA announced it would allow 17 year olds to purchase the "morning-after" birth control pill without a doctor's prescription or parental knowledge. As proved in the SFLA Oct. 2008 undercover video from Charlotte, NC, this announcement will only help Planned Parenthood and their abortion allies to continue to cover up cases of rape...

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Breaking news: FDA rolls - will approve morning-after pill sales for 17-year-olds

Thumbnail image for breaking.jpgFrom Fox News, today:

The Food and Drug Administration, reversing field, will now let 17-year-olds get the 'morning-after' birth control pill without a doctor's prescription....

[An] official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the agency will announce that it is complying with a federal judge's order that overturns a Bush administration policy. The official was not authorized to speak publicly before the FDA announcement, expected later Wednesday....

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Judge issues restraining order against State of IL to stop forcing pharmacists to sell morning-after pill

On April 2, former IL Gov. Rod Blagojevich was indicted on 16 federal felony charges.

pill patrol.gifOn April 3, an IL judge issued a temporary restraining order against the state on behalf of 2 pharmacists to stop enforcing a 2005 executive order by the abortion industry's former go-to guv forcing pharmacists to fill prescriptions for the morning-after pill whether they had moral qualms or not.

The MAP may cause abortions.

According to an American Center for Law and Justice press statement today:

In issuing the Order, Judge John Belz found that... Luke VanderBleek and Glenn Kosirog - 2 pharmacists who own 5 pharmacies between them - were "likely to succeed" on the merits of their claim that the regulation violates the IL Health Care Right of Conscience Act. A hearing on the pharmacists' request for a permanent injunction will be held sometime in June.

[HT: LifeSiteNews.com]

Breaking news: IL Supreme Court rules for pharmacists/against Blagojevich

Thumbnail image for breaking.jpgMy column yesterday spotlighted 2005 executive order by IL Gov. Rod Blagojevich forcing taxpayers to fund embryonic stem cell research.

Blagojevich was busy wreaking havoc on life in 2005. He also signed an "emergency rule" that year forcing IL pharmacists and pharmacies to dispense the morning-after pill even if against their religious beliefs. The MAP can stop a young embryo from embedding into the wall of the uterus, i.e., cause an abortion. Of course, you wouldn't know any of this by the tricky wording of Blagojevich's statement (click to enlarge)...

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Back Up or Primary Birth Control Day?

Yesterday was Back Up Your Birth Control Campaign Day of Action to promote the morning-after pill, according to a NARAL email alert.

The 2-pill MAP regimen contains 8-20x the potency of 1 birth control pill (see chart below). It has never undergone long-term studies. No one knows how these mega-doses of female steroids will impact women, particularly teens.

But up til now the other side has disputed our logical concern that some girls and women would use the MAP as a primary method of BC if made available over-the-counter. And why not? Much easier than the daily pill grind, and no doctor visits/prescriptions involved.

To this day, PLan B, the most known MAP manufacturer, says don't do it:

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But look what yesterday's NARAL email alert said:

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The industry has been whining loudly since last autumn about the government halt to subsidizing birth control pills on college campus "health centers."

Is not NARAL subliminally advocating the MAP as a primary method of BC? A girl having illicit sex a couple, few times a month or just during spring break may think that's a great idea.

Aside from that, NARAL's email alert was just silly....

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"The one-year anniversary of hell breaking loose"

plan%20b.jpgOn August 24, 2006, the FDA made the morning-after pill available without a prescription to any adult (read: men, too) over 18.

In December 2003, on behalf of Concerned Women for America, I testified before an FDA committee against making the MAP available over-the-counter. My focus was on the danger to underage girls.

To celebrate the one-year anniversary, Christina Page at RH Reality Check wrote:

[H]ere's a retrospective of the arguments and forebodings the religious right made to influence the FDA's decision and mislead the public. Enjoy.

And wouldn't you know, one of my quotes made her list. I'm flattered. Here 'tis:

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Well, then, what do they cause?

Pro-aborts are trying to force all Iowan pharmacists to stock the morning after pill. Faye Waddington at RH (Reproductive Health) Reality Check said yesterday a study involving "phone surveys and mystery shopping" found:

Of the independently owned stores, there were 68 pharmacists who mistakenly believed emergency contraception would cause an abortion. Forty-six of the chain store pharmacists also held this mistaken belief.

Yet the maker of the morning-after pill, Plan B, website admits:

Plan B... prevents pregnancy mainly by stopping the release of an egg from the ovary, and may also prevent the fertilization of an egg (the uniting of sperm with the egg). Plan B may also work by preventing it from attaching to the uterus (womb).

So what exactly can the MAP cause? Are not feminist groups and the abortion industry intentionally misleading women?

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[Photo above, courtesy of Family Policy Network, shows the fertilization process.]

Losing the MAP battle: crippled over contraceptives

NARAL used this article in an email alert yesterday to attempt to pressure Wal-Mart to always have a pharmacist on duty to dispense Plan B, the morning after pill.

While the FDA agreed last August, under pressure from libereal feminists, to make Plan B available without a prescription to any adult woman or man over 18, pharmacies still stock it behind the counter, like cigarettes, so as to check ID.

But since the MAP can abort a preborn baby in his or her first week of life, some pharmacists won't dispense it on moral grounds.

bc.jpgHere's where we've crippled ourselves, and the other side knows it. Birth conrol pills contain the same hormones as MAPs and can also abort in the first 5-9 days of life. Yet many pro-life organizations refuse to "go there," as do many pro-lifers. Here's how NARAL pounced on that point in its recommended sample email to Wal-Mart's CEO....

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ISMS opposes pharmacies dispensing emergency contraceptives without prescription

As a perennial Top Five PAC contributor to political campaigns, the Illinois State Medical Society is one of the most influential lobbying groups in the state.

ISMS's 2006 candidate questionnaire includes its position against pharmacists dispensing the morning after pill without a prescription. To read the question in its entirety, see page 2.

ISMS's position is welcome news to those wanting to maintain common-sense physician oversight of this megadose of hormone(s) that require a prescription for lesser doses.

Meanwhile, an internal confidential email made public through the court case Gonzalez v. Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles reveals that Barr Laboratories, makers of the Plan B morning after pill, cut a sweetheart deal in 2004 to give "Planned Parenthood special pricing at $4.50 and $4.25, respectively, for the next five years."

Those singing the praises of Planned Parenthood's family planning altruism should know that Planned Parenthood of Chicago charges $21 for the MAP, a 366% to 394% mark-up (charging an additional $40 for a nonrefundable "online assessment" if purchased over the Internet). Planned Parenthood of East Central IL charges $24, a 433% to 464% mark-up (with an additional $28 "nonrefundable charge for [the] on-line service").

With its cash windfall in mind, why would Planned Parenthood push for IL pharmacies to dispense MAPs without prescription? Simply, it wants a monopoly on lucrative MAPs.

Take a look at HB2535. According to it, pharmacists could only dispense MAPs if entering into a "collaborative agreement" with an "authorized prescriber." Guess who plans to be the "authorized prescriber"?

Nevertheless, according to Planned Parenthood's confidential memo, "Our immediate interest is to develop and protect our market base."

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Irresponsible sex constitutes a "medical emergency"?

Regarding the blog post, ILLINOIZE: It's a Job, Not a Choice, Yellow Dog Democrat claims that even if pharmacists are protected by IL's conscience clause law, they would still be mandated to dispense morning after pills even if morally opposed because of this section of the law:

Nothing in this Act shall be construed so as to relieve a physician or other health care personnel from obligations under the law of providing emergency medical care.

Please.

If, as Alan Guttmacher (research arm of Planned Parenthood) states, a max of 1% of all abortions, then most requests for MAP will be for irresponsible sexual behavior.

All IL hospitals are mandated to provide information about MAPs to sexual assault victims as well as information where they can get MAPs, if not at the hospital itself.

Yellow Dog, note that even in the case of sexual assault, the state does not force IL hospitals to provide MAPs.

In other words, the state does not consider MAPs as treatment for medical emergencies, even in the case of rape and incest.

So much for "choice" in Illinois

KSDK reported last night that Walgreens suspended four Illinois pharmacists without pay November 28 for refusing to dispense the morning after pill. Walgreens said it was forced to take this "drastic action" due to "a new law relating to this type of emergency contraceptive."

Not remarkably, the mainstream media obfuscated what really happened: Earlier this year, Gov. Rod Blagojevich, during a fit of legislative fiatitis, issued an executive order mandating that IL pharmacists dole out these sometimes abortion-causing pills whether or not they had moral or religious misgivings.

Those advocating abortion "choice" want it one way. They want mothers to have the "choice" to abort their babies but don't want health care providers to have the "choice" not to participate.

Aside from social politics, fiscal politics are also impacted here. The Associated Press reported recently on the national shortage of pharmacists. In a state already known for its chilly business climate, IL stands to repel not only pharmacists but small-town pharmacies by this law. Walgreens' action yesterday is merely a forecast of the fall-out.

For more information on the morning after pill, which is also untested and potentially dangerous, btw, read my recent WorldNetDaily.com column, "When Plan B is Plan A," as well as many other posts I've made on this topic.

Hat tip: Reader Angela V.