New morning-after pill is more powerful, can act as abortifacient
January 29, 2010
A new morning-after pill that is available for free by prescription in Great Britain may be available over the counter as soon as 2012. EllaOne provides “protection” from pregnancy for five days-- two days more than the current morning-after pill.
According to a document published by the European Medicine Agency, EllaOne has three “mechanisms of action”: the “ability to block, disrupt or delay ovulation,” the “ability to block or delay ovulation even after the onset of the LH surge,” and “ability to delay maturation of the endometrium likely resulting in prevention of implantation.” By preventing the implantation of a fertilized egg, EllaOne acts as an abortifacient and takes a human life.
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- New morning after pill 'can be taken up to five days after sex' (The Telegraph)
- CHMP Assessment Report for EllaOne (European Medicine Agency)
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