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"Preventing" pregnancy?

By Phil Lawler ( bio - articles - email ) | Dec 17, 2003

The morning-after pill prevents pregnancy, the media keep telling us. But every now and then somebody varies from the prepared script and exposes the truth.

Take today's New York Times, for example. The front-page story begins by saying that the morning-after pill is intended "to prevent unplanned pregnancies." But just two paragraphs down, it slips out that the pill is used "when regular contraception either fails or is skipped."

Contraception is designed to prevent pregnancy, right? So when "regular conception fails," what happens? Pregnancy.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at CatholicCulture.org. See full bio.

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