posted on Jun, 12 2013 @ 07:36 PM
After numerous threads and posts of late about Plan B One-step, I'd like to take a moment to point out what it actually is, and to call out the lies,
deceit, and untruths about it.
What Plan-B is:
Plan B is a pill, also known as the morning after pill, used as emergency contraception. It consists of Levonorgestrel.
The primary mechanism of action of levonorgestrel as a progestogen-only emergency contraceptive pill is to prevent fertilization by inhibition of
ovulation. The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) has issued a statement that: "review of the evidence suggests
that LNG [levonorgestreol] ECPs cannot prevent implantation of a fertilized egg. Language on implantation should not be included in LNG ECP product
labeling." In June 2012, a New York Times editorial called on the FDA to remove from the label the unsupported suggestion that levonorgestrel
emergency contraceptive pills inhibit implantation.
in short, it works only before an egg is fertilized by inhibiting the fertilization.
This means, by definition, it IS NOT an abortion pill. It causes no more of an abortion than a woman's normal menstruation.
Attempts to tie it to abortion are nothing but rhetoric, and an attempt to play on emotion.
Hope this helps clear things up for the disappointingly many folks on this board that continue to refer to it as an abortion pill, or attempt to link
it to abortion in any way.