Planned Parenthood Will Push Morning After Pill in Every Community

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 26, 2007   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
March 26
, 2007

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — The nation’s largest abortion business has launched a new campaign to push the morning after pill on every American community.

Pro-life advocates oppose the use of the drug because it fails to lower abortion rates and can lead to risky sexual behavior by teenagers. It may also cause an abortion in some circumstances.

In an email Planned Parenthood sent to LifeNews.com late last week, the group said its signing up activists to go to every pharmacy in the country.

"Every day in America, women are forced to play the lottery when they walk into their neighborhood pharmacies and ask for Plan B emergency contraception," the group said.

The pro-abortion activists it signs up in the "Pill Patrol" campaign will ask whether the store sells the drug and will attempt to purchase it to see how much resistance they encounter from the pharmacist on duty.

They will then report the findings back to Planned Parenthood, which may result in pressuring the store or company to make the drug more available.

In the email, Planned Parenthood said it’s targeting pharmacy chains and large retailers with pharmacies such as Costco, Target, Wal-Mart, and Supervalue/Osco stores.

Pro-abortion activists are asked to become "secret shoppers" and to report back on how much the Plan B drug cost and whether it was in stock at the time of the attempted purchase.

Studies, including one done by a Planned Parenthood medical director in San Francisco, find the morning after pill does not reduce abortion and pregnancy rates.

Researchers at the University of California at San Francisco, that found increased access to the "morning after" pill did not lower pregnancy or abortion rates because many women did not use the pills.

Wendy Wright, the president of Concerned Women for America says that analysis is right.

"The claim that pregnancies and abortions would reduce by half is based not on science or fact, but ‘faith’ with no substance in reality," she said.