My wife and I signed up at BabyCenter.com to receive emails notifying us of the development of our preborn baby (due April 15, 2012). Today I was surprised to read in the Your pregnancy: 27 weeks update, the following:
“It may be the furthest thing from your mind right now, but it’s not too soon to think about family planning. You’ll want to have made some decisions about postpartum birth control before your baby arrives. If you’re considering a tubal ligation, be aware that most states require you to sign a consent form…”
Clicking on the “family planning” link takes you through to a page listing various birth control options. Among the options presented, is Emergency Contraception (ECP), commonly known as the Morning After Pill. Here’s what BabyCenter.com thinks about this drug:
“If your regular contraceptive method fails you or you forget to use it or use it incorrectly, using emergency contraception can significantly reduce your chances of getting pregnant. Emergency contraceptive pills — sold under the brand name Plan B — are the most commonly used method. (Alternatively, you may have a copper IUD inserted to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex.)
Depending on which regular method of birth control you’re going to use, you might consider buying a pack of Plan B pills so you’ll have them immediately available in case you need them. The sooner you use emergency contraception after unprotected sex, the more likely that it’ll be effective. Since Plan B contains only progestin, a single treatment probably won’t have any effect on your breast milk.”
Note that BabyCenter.com states that using ECP can significantly reduce your chances of getting pregnant. However clicking on the “emergency contraception” link in the above excerpt takes you to a page where BabyCenter.com explains exactly how ECP works:
“ECPs are a regimen of hormone pills that can prevent pregnancy after unprotected intercourse by temporarily blocking ovulation, interfering with fertilization, or thinning the lining of the uterus to keep a fertilized egg from becoming implanted.
It takes about five days for a fertilized egg to implant in the uterus. If you use ECPs after a fertilized egg has implanted in your uterus, they won’t disrupt the pregnancy, and there’s no evidence that they’ll harm a developing embryo, either.”
This explanation is correct. However note the section I highlighted. BabyCenter.com themselves admit that taking ECP may cause a “fertilized egg” (abortion-rights-speak for 5-day-old human being) from attaching to the wall of the uterus.
Of course this causes the tiny human-being to be expelled from the mother’s body, as she was unable to latch on to the nutrients and support required to nourish her.
The accuracy of BabyCenter.com’s claim that ECP prevents pregnancy depends upon the understanding of when pregnancy begins. Advocates of abortion like to tell us that pregnancy begins upon implantation, however the medical community is by no means in agreement on this subject.
Ultimately, regardless of when pregnancy technically begins, BabyCenter.com is advocating the killing of human beings at just a few days old, by use of the Morning After pill.
LifeNews Note: Andy Moore is an American resident originally from New Zealand who works for a political research company and, in his spare time, is involved in pro-life groups and initiatives.