New scientific review: Plan B causes abortions

The authors of the review, featured in The Linacre Quarterly, put it lightly when they say in the abstract that "[t]here has been much debate" regarding whether so-called emergency contraceptives actually work by destroying a newly conceived human being (that is, a human embryo). "Many doctors and researchers," the authors elaborate, "claim that it has either no – or at most – an extremely small chance of working via abortion."  But "the latest scientific and medical evidence now demonstrates that levonorgestrel emergency contraception theoretically works via abortion quite often." The review lays out eight arguments "against an abortifacient effect" and debunks them, relying in significant part on a study by Noé, et. al in 2010 – "the largest study to date to employ serial trasvaginal assessments of follicular size to determine ovulation."  Basically, the information in Noé,...(Read Full Post)

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