quarta-feira, 1 de agosto de 2012

The truth about ‘Morning-after pills’ - by Anna Maria Hoffman

On June 5, 2012, New York Times writer Pam Belluck wrote an article called “Abortion Qualms on Morning-After Pill May Be Unfounded.” In her article, Belluck mistakenly lumps Plan B and Ella—two very different drugs—together, ignorantly proclaims that these drugs do not prevent implantation, and does not account for Ella’s abortion-inducing actions. 

Unsurprisingly, Belluck claims that the pro-life view of morning-after pills “is probably rooted in outdated or incorrect scientific guesses about how [they] work.” As she presents her empty argument, Belluck argues that no studies have confirmed “that emergency contraceptive pills prevent fertilized eggs from implanting in the womb” and that these pills only “delay ovulation.”  She heavily refers to a New York Times review, along with “scientists” and “experts” she forgets to cite, to support her view that Plan B does not prevent implantation and that “the one-shot dose in morning-after pills does not have time to affect the uterine lining.”

Disheartened by Belluck’s reporting? Luckily, several renowned pro-life advocates have written articles against Belluck’s dishonest claims: