Monday, February 27, 2006

opposing plan b is part of plan a

Don't think the battle over the morning-after pill is just about abortion. It could be a first step against banning birth control pills too.

People working against allowing Plan B to be offered without a prescription say they do so because it causes "early abortions." Fact is, it works exactly like the regular birth control pills, in preventing implantation and ovulation, as described here. So if they succeed in getting the public to associate their lies to Plan B, the aggressive religious types can then try to oppose regular birth control pills. You will probably end up with states where women can't get an abortion (legally), can't use the morning-after pill, and can't even use the pill.