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plan B- the morning after pill=abortion??? - September 28th 2010, 11:51 PM

If life begins at conception, then is the morning after pill the same difference as an early abortion??????


   
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Re: plan B- the morning after pill=abortion??? - September 28th 2010, 11:57 PM

what does 'same difference' mean anyway :P
I don't believe so- with the morning after pill you generally don't actually know if you're pregnant or not, and even if you are the 'baby' is a tiny tiny bunch of cells, at a stage where lots of pregnancies naturally terminate anyway.
I hope to never have to take the morning after pill, but I wouldn't deliberate over whether to do so in the same way as I would over having an abortion. Your body hasn't had time to change, and the 'baby' is, as I said, barely anything at that stage.
   
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Re: plan B- the morning after pill=abortion??? - September 29th 2010, 12:17 AM

No, it's not the same. It's to prevent a possible pregnancy, not terminate one.


From the Plan-B website: "
There is no medical evidence that Plan B One-Step would harm a developing baby. If you take Plan B One-Step accidentally after you're already pregnant, or it doesn't work and you become pregnant, it's not likely to cause any harm to you or your pregnancy. Plan B One-Step will not disrupt or affect an existing pregnancy."
   
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Re: plan B- the morning after pill=abortion??? - September 29th 2010, 12:25 AM

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No, it's not the same. It's to prevent a possible pregnancy, not terminate one.


From the Plan-B website: "There is no medical evidence that Plan B One-Step would harm a developing baby. If you take Plan B One-Step accidentally after you're already pregnant, or it doesn't work and you become pregnant, it's not likely to cause any harm to you or your pregnancy. Plan B One-Step will not disrupt or affect an existing pregnancy."

but thats the whole point. to terminate the possible pregancy. even if its just a few hrs the baby is still developing, so either the website lies or the pill is pointless and does nothing....


   
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Re: plan B- the morning after pill=abortion??? - September 29th 2010, 01:29 AM

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but thats the whole point. to terminate the possible pregancy. even if its just a few hrs the baby is still developing, so either the website lies or the pill is pointless and does nothing....
But the baby doesn't exists yet, that's the thing. Plan B prevents a pregnancy from happening.

Using a condom is preventing a pregnancy from happening and I'd hardly consider that an abortion


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Re: plan B- the morning after pill=abortion??? - September 29th 2010, 01:39 AM

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But the baby doesn't exists yet, that's the thing. Plan B prevents a pregnancy from happening.

Using a condom is preventing a pregnancy from happening and I'd hardly consider that an abortion
using a condom is preventing anything from happning, your right. but with this pill the baby has already started to form, even if its only in its earliest stages


   
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Re: plan B- the morning after pill=abortion??? - September 29th 2010, 01:51 AM

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using a condom is preventing anything from happning, your right. but with this pill the baby has already started to form, even if its only in its earliest stages
It takes hours for the baby to be fertalized.


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Re: plan B- the morning after pill=abortion??? - September 29th 2010, 02:04 AM

It can take up to 3 days for an egg to become fertilized, you have 72 hours after sex to take the pill. So say you take the pill 10 hours after sex, that's not terminating a pregnancy because most likely the egg has not even been fertilized. The point of the pill is to prevent the egg from being fertilized, just like condoms. If you take the pill at the end of the 72 hours and the egg has already been fertilized then it has no effect, and you're still pregnant. So no it's not abortion at all, it's on the same line as the birth control pill or condoms.


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Re: plan B- the morning after pill=abortion??? - September 29th 2010, 04:10 AM

The pill can not and doesn't kill an existing pregnancy it an help prevent the sperm from hitting the egg and it keeps the egg from implanting but if an egg has fertilized it chances of working drops and once it has implanted the pill does nothing. that is what i have read. You can look up the info on the web. I have never used the pill
   
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Re: plan B- the morning after pill=abortion??? - September 29th 2010, 04:52 AM

It is not a form of abortion because abortion occurs after the fetus has developed incompletely or completely. This pill is not terminating the fetus, it is preventing the fetus from existing, the two are different things. An analogy would be on a highway, if someone is speeding and pulled over, then that'd be an abortion whereas if the person goes to get their car but cant find it for whatever reason, they cannot get on the highway. The fetus doesn't instantly form the moment the woman receives sperm in her, it takes hours possibly days.


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Re: plan B- the morning after pill=abortion??? - September 29th 2010, 01:43 PM

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but thats the whole point. to terminate the possible pregancy. even if its just a few hrs the baby is still developing, so either the website lies or the pill is pointless and does nothing....
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No, it's not the same. It's to prevent a possible pregnancy, not terminate one.


From the Plan-B website: "
There is no medical evidence that Plan B One-Step would harm a developing baby. If you take Plan B One-Step accidentally after you're already pregnant, or it doesn't work and you become pregnant, it's not likely to cause any harm to you or your pregnancy. Plan B One-Step will not disrupt or affect an existing pregnancy."
   
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Re: plan B- the morning after pill=abortion??? - September 29th 2010, 01:58 PM

No, it's not the same. The foetus doesn't even exist yet.


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Re: plan B- the morning after pill=abortion??? - September 29th 2010, 03:34 PM

The morning after pill prevents fertilization in the first place so it's no more abortion than using a condom- which I'm sure you'll agree isn't abortion.
   
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Re: plan B- the morning after pill=abortion??? - September 29th 2010, 07:06 PM

I can honestly understand why you would feel as if it was terminating the pregnancy, and why this would be a debate.

Fact of the matter is, it's not. Like previous post says "It can take hours/day for an egg to be fertilized"

You can take Plan B right after having unprotected sex before an egg is fertilized. Basically Plan B is stopping the sperm from meeting the egg, in lamer terms.


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Re: plan B- the morning after pill=abortion??? - October 2nd 2010, 11:28 AM

I think she is coming from the standpoint that it is preventing the zygote (not a fetus at this point) from implanting in the wall and therefore, it is not giving the zygote a chance. Although, I think that it has to implant before medically it is an abortion so it wouldn't be an abortion.

I don't know if it actually does stop the implantation, but that it is the logic that I usually use when someone calls it the abortion pill (which it is not).
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