(This post is for future linking to when someone denies the abortifacient effect of contraception, especially Ella et. al.)
A new being of species homo sapiens comes into existence at conception.
The “emergency contraception” drug Ella works in multiple ways, one of which is preventing that new human person, an embryo, from implanting in the uterine wall.
That kills the human being and is therefore immoral.
I’ve been over at Rachel Held Evans’ blog arguing with people over whether Ella (and other “contraception”) can work as abortifacients. They have challenged me multiple times on this subject, denying that Ella is an abortifacient.
But in fact it is, as Dr. Harrison lucidly explains here:
But the critically important question is what happens when you take Ella after ovulation. And the answer is clear. Ella blocks the action of progesterone at the level of the ovary, and blocks the action of progesterone at the endometrium, both of which interfere with implantation…
The European Medical Association technical review articles state that Ella is embryocidal. That means that Ella kills embryos….One of the Advisory Committee members repeatedly pointed out to the manufacturers that there was no way the effectiveness of Ella could be explained by delaying ovulation alone. This fact does not take an FDA Advisory Committee member to figure out. If Ella works even when a woman takes it after ovulation, then of course it doesn’t work in that woman by preventing ovulation.
And Obama’s HHS mandate forces Catholics to pay for these drugs. As Sebelius admitted (while thinking she wasn’t admitting it):
The Food and Drug Administration has a category [of drugs] that prevent fertilization and implantation. That’s really the scientific definition. So it’s unfortunate there are some folks who continue to debate the science around fertility and what drugs do and do not do. These covered prescription drugs are specifically those that are designed to prevent implantation. They are contraceptives, they are not abortion pills.
She admit these drugs prevent an embryo, a tiny human being, from implanting. That kills the baby. Then she moronically says that they are not abortion pills.
The point? Christians, I urge you, do not use these drugs to kill your babies. Don’t do it! Seek to learn fertility awareness, like the Creighton model, and seek to see children as gifts and not as something that will mess up your life.