Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on June 23, 2002 07:17 AM
If you were just talking about the ``abortion pill'', then that would be one thing. I don't have anything to add to the debate about whether or not abortion is a bad thing.
However, emergency contraception is an entirely different matter. Emergency contraception DOES NOT impair implantation! The ONLY thing it does is prevent ovulation, exactly like the normal birth control pill. It just stops UNfertilized eggs from coming in contact with sperm.
Did you all hear me? I'll say it again: it prevents eggs from becoming fertilized. That's it.
If you've already ovulated, and your egg HAS become fertilized, EC will have aboslutely no effect on it whatsoever. NONE. The egg will implant in the uterus (assuming there are no unrelated problems) and you will have a normal pregnancy.
Emergency contraception is INCAPABLE of harming a fertilized egg!