Monday, March 18, 2002

SAFER FOR WHOM? This morning on NPR they had a segment about efforts to expand access to the morning after pill. Apparently women aren't educated enough about their choices to know that there is "hope" after a condom breaks. No mention was made of including education about the way the morning after pill works, including sometimes causing fertilized eggs not to implant, thereby killing babies shortly after conception. There is currently a petition in front of the FDA requesting that the pills be made available over the counter. Says Dr. Paul Blumenthal, an expert on contraception at Johns Hopkins Medical School, "It's safer than aspirin." Safer for unborn babies? I don't think so.

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