In countries where abortion is illegal, it is quite dangerous. Women who try to give themselves abortions secretly may bleed too much or get infections. People who provide abortions in such countries may not have the right training or equipment to do it safely.Yet, now there is another abortion pill ("morning after" pill) on the market, which is administered without the care of medical professionals. Here is what the Washington Post article had to say:
Ella, which was approved in Europe last year and is available in at least 22 countries, was unanimously endorsed by an FDA advisory committee less than two months ago. Women will need a prescription but could keep a supply at home.They can "keep a supply at home" for that "unplanned pregnancy" and the quickie abortion. This is disgusting in and of itself, but the contradiction should be striking to us all.
So, which is it? Should abortion remain legal so a woman will be able to get an abortion with the help of trained medical personnel or should abortion remain legal so a woman will not be able to get an abortion with the help of trained medical personnel?
Abortion illogic 101.
FYI - the pill is being marketed as "emergency contraception" and may work as contraception, but it is a back-up abortion drug. Even the FDA description points this out.
4 CONTRAINDICATIONSNot only might it "harm" the "fetus" but it can cause abortions...
ella is contraindicated for use in the case of known or suspected pregnancy. The risks to a fetus when ella is administered to a pregnant woman are unknown. If this drug is inadvertently used during pregnancy, the woman should be apprised of the potential hazard to the fetus.
12.1 Mechanism of ActionThanks to Keith for pointing this out to me.
When taken immediately before ovulation is to occur, ella postpones follicular rupture. The likely primary mechanism of action of ulipristal acetate for emergency contraception is therefore inhibition or delay of ovulation; however, alterations to the endometrium that may affect implantation may also contribute to efficacy.