Morning After Pill Question

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Morning After Pill Question
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Mon, 11-10-2003 - 1:51am
Hello all.

I've been researching birth control options recently. I've been looking into the "morning after" pill because I don't much about it. Now, technically, a woman is not considered pregnant until the fertilized egg has implanted, right? However, for those who are "pro-life", many believe life begins at conception. The morning after pill prevents the fertilized egg from implanting, so would this be considered a means of early abortion in the prior context?

Any thoughts from anyone?

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Registered: 04-12-2003
Mon, 11-10-2003 - 8:04am

You should also research the history of chemical birth control.

Kim mom to Brad, Matt, Emma, Sarah, and Meagan

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Registered: 08-16-2003
Fri, 11-21-2003 - 7:29pm
That's what it means to me...and when I was raped in 1980 I took the morning after pill...

so I guess "technically" I've had two abortions.
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Registered: 11-22-2003
Sat, 11-22-2003 - 3:38pm
No you haven't - you've had one abortion and prevented a pregnancy - the morning after pill is designed to prevent fertilization - if we define killing sperm now as abortion then we are all guilty of mass abortion - people take the whole thing too literally - using spermicide could then be defined as 'abortion' - there is nothing wrong with not wanting a family of 20 - who the hell can afford it?
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Registered: 04-12-2003
Sat, 11-22-2003 - 7:09pm
The morning after pill does not kill sperm.

Kim mom to Brad, Matt, Emma, Sarah, and Meagan