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MORNING-AFTER PILL

An oral contraceptive that would prevent pregnancy although taken one or more days after intercourse. It affects the egg after ovulation. On moral grounds, it is a contraceptive and, by intention, an abortifacient, since the woman is willing to destroy a possibly fertilized ovum.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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