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Over 1 million US women use morning-after pill every year

Catholic World News - February 15, 2013

5.8 million American women used the morning-after pill between 2006 and 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

24% of users have taken it twice, and 17% have taken it three times or more, according to the report.

“Plan B, much like regular birth control, stops pregnancy by blocking the release of a woman's egg, or it may prevent fertilization or implantation in the uterus,” the Reuters news agency reported. In preventing the implantation of a newly-conceived human being in the uterus, the morning-after pill, like other oral contraceptives, thus potentially acts as an abortifacient.

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  • Posted by: unum - Feb. 16, 2013 6:26 AM ET USA

    Solid evidence of the culture of death in the U.S. Why is the Church silent? I have not heard contraception mentioned in a homily in a Catholic church for the last 10 years!

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