Plan B / Morning-After Pill (MAP/EC): Its Domestic & International Links

"The near-simultaneous emergence of this hot political topic [the morning-after pill] in several…countries is 'certainly not by chance,' says Carlos Polo, a representative of the Population Research Institute in south America. According to Polo: "'There is a similar pattern used to introduce the "morning-after pill" in the countries of the region. First, a government decree is passed to include the drug in public health programs — thus avoiding the debate in Congress. Then its abortifacient effect is blatantly denied. And finally the whole concept of abortion is redefined to move the country one step closer to its legalization.'" [Alejandro Bermudez, "Girded for Battle", CWN, 8/04] “The efforts to pressure the U.S. Food and Drug Admin (FDA) into approving the morning-after pill (MAP) for over-the-counter (OTC) distribution are inextricably linked to the int’l abortion industry. "The founder of Women's Capital Corp [applicant for FDA approval of OTC/MAP] organized the first efforts to promote MAP globally. U.S. taxpayers should not be surprised that the US Agency for Int’l Dev’t (USAID) has been actively involved in promoting and distributing morning-after pills (MAP) to poor women and girls in developing nations, long before the probable abortion-inducing chemical ever became well-known in America… "Norplant, a chemical with the same active ingredient as MAP, has been discontinued in the U.S., but USAID continues to flood developing nations with Norplant. Long before the FDA approved MAP by prescription only, USAID was routinely funding events designed to expand global access to MAP, and groups which actively import the dangerous drug.(1) "In Uganda, USAID initiated "new Commercial Market Strategies project (CMS)" to introduce MAPs into the general population....

EC/MAP Legislative Information

Legislative Info —  “Emergency Contraception” Education Background: In 2003, measures called Emergency Contraception Education Acts (H.R. 1812, S. 896) were introduced in both the House and Senate. These bills authorize $10 million for each of the Fiscal Years 2004 through 2008 for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to promote education on emergency contraception in the public and private sectors. Entities involved include nonprofit organizations, consumer groups, institutions of higher education, Federal, State, or local agencies, clinics, the media, and health care providers. “Emergency contraception” is defined as a drug or device (as specified in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act) or a drug regimen that is used after sexual relations and “prevents pregnancy, by preventing ovulation, fertilization of an egg, or implantation of an egg in a uterus (emphasis added).” In the statement of findings, this definition is phrased as follows: “Emergency contraception, also known as post-coital contraception, is a responsible means of preventing pregnancy that works like other hormonal contraception to delay ovulation, prevent fertilization or prevent implantation (emphasis added).” The language in the main section of the bill and in the preliminary findings concedes in fact that “emergency contraceptives” are sometimes abortifacient. Attempting to obscure this meaning, the findings also state: “Emergency contraception does not cause abortion and will not affect an established pregnancy.” In this way, the bill asserts that only an established pregnancy can be aborted. The destruction of human life from conception to the time of implantation is not considered to be abortifacient. The bill bolsters this erroneous notion by referring to the “implantation of an egg in a uterus”...

December – July 2012: Birth Control

  FIND PAST HOMEPAGE TOPICS UNDER "CURRENT HEADLINES/ BIRTH CONTROL" IN THE LEFT MENU… The Mirena IUD is Becoming More Popular – and the Lawsuits are Piling Up WORTH READING: Birth Control May Boost Risk of Carrying Staph Bacteria WORTH READING:  Texan Surgeon Gives Hope to Sterilized Men Seeking Wholeness Norplant is Back… Norplant, Under Any Other Name, Is Still… WORTH READING: Biochemistry of Sex: What They Didn’t Tell You in Sex Ed Commentary: The Real Risks of Birth Control Pills Experts: No Need to Spend Billions on Family Planning or Contraception WORTH READING: Study: Contraceptive Pills Put Teen Girls at Increased Risk of High Blood Pressure WORTH READING: Hormonal Contraception Can Doubly Increase Women’s Risk Of Acquiring and Transmitting HIV Oral Contraceptive Use Raises Blood Clot Risk in Women with Iliac Vein Condition WORTH READING: Study: Depo Provera Use Increases Breast Cancer Risk WORTH READING: Some Information on EC (Emergency Contraception) That You May Not Know Dr. Lanfranchi: The Perilous Pill… The Mirena IUD is Becoming More Popular – and the Lawsuits are Piling Up by Steven W. Mosher You know a contraceptive drug or device is in trouble when the lawsuits begin to multiply. A growing number of American women are turning to intrauterine devices (IUDs), reports Lawrence Finer of the Guttmacher Institute. Of all American women using birth control, some 7.5 percent had IUDs implanted by 2009. These numbers were double what they had been a few short years before. As befits an employee of a population control organization, Finer is pleased that women are choosing “long-acting” contraceptives over “short-acting, less effective methods.” Fertility delayed is...

September – June 2008: Birth Control

New Study Shows Contraceptive Pill Increases Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke Ortho-Evra: Patchy Information Given to the Public Hormone Treatment Could Work as Male Birth Control Protest the Pill Day '08 was June 7 Experts Confirmed Abortifacient Potential of Morning-After Pill / EC Conjugated Equine Estrogen Increases Benign Breast Disease Risk NEW! Abortion and Morning After Pill Rates Rise Together in Sweden The Pill Disrupts the Normal Hormonal System –> Often Leads to Adverse Health Effects NEW! Massive Brazilian Vaccination Raises Suspicions of Covert Sterilization Program New Study: Oral Contraceptives Disrupt Ability to Choose Genetically Favorable Mate… PROTEST THE PILL DAY '08: THE PILL KILLS BABIES. Saturday, June 7 marks the 43rd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision Griswold v. Connecticut. This was the first of many decisions leading to the decriminalization of birth control and abortion, which, in turn, gave rise to the culture of death we live in today.   In Griswold, the Supreme Court claimed that the Constitution grants women the “right to privacy” with regard to matters of sexual practice, even though the constitutional right to privacy in fact had nothing to do with sexual matters. Because of this decision, states could no longer stop married women from taking the birth control pill.   The history behind this case is that Estelle Griswold, then Planned Parenthood League of Connecticut’s executive director, and Dr. C. Lee Buxton opened a birth control clinic. They were arrested and fined because they were administering the birth control pill, which was then illegal. The case eventually made its way to the Supreme Court, where it was decided in...

September-August 2007: Birth Control / EC / Plan B

Prescription for Strong Bones: Drink Your Milk and Stay Off the Pill Woman Dies from Blood Clot Plan B Sales  FDA Sued Over Unlawful Approval of Morning-After Pill / Plan B Abortion Numbers in Scotland Rise Again Despite [Because of…?] OTC Morning After Pill/ EC Washington Pharmacists Sue State Over Forcing Sales of Morning After Pill / Emergency Contraception… PRESCRIPTION FOR STRONG BONES: DRINK YOUR MILK AND STAY OFF THE PILL. A recent study of female military cadets shows that the Pill and cessation of menstrual periods both decrease bone density during critical years. This side effect could have long-lasting results because women reach their peak bone mass by age 25. The oral contraceptive Lybrel, now available in the United States, also stops monthly periods entirely in most cases. Nutrition and exercise were protective factors. (Source: “Oral contraceptives, other factors reduce bone mass,” Reuters, 08-24-07, http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSCOL46695420070824) [Reuters, 24Aug07; Abstinence Clearinghouse E-Mail Update, 8/29/2007]       BIRTH CONTROL PILL CREATES CLOT AFFECTING WOMAN'S DEATH. An Irish woman has died of a blood clot after taking the birth control pill for several years. Her family and an investigating doctor have publicly attributed her death to the use of the contraceptive. On March 22 of last year, 31-year-old Julie Hennessy was found dead on the floor of her living room, Ireland Independent reports. Although she was a non-smoker of healthy weight, the woman had been taking the drug Mercilon for a number of years. This resulted in her developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a condition in which a blood clot forms in a deep vein-usually in one of the appendages. As...