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Morning-After Pill “completely ineffective” for women over 176 pounds
Life Site News ^ | John Jansen

Posted on 11/27/2013 10:46:45 AM PST by Morgana

On Monday the liberal magazine Mother Jones reported:

The European manufacturer of an emergency contraceptive pill identical to Plan B, also known as the morning-after pill, will warn women that the drug is completely ineffective for women who weigh more than 176 pounds and begins to lose effectiveness in women who weigh more than 165 pounds. [emphasis added]

The article also states:

Weight data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that, at 166 pounds, the average American woman is too heavy to use these pills effectively [emphasis added].

Add this to the ever-growing body of evidence that the increasing propagation of so-called “emergency contraception” (EC) has been an utterly failed strategy. (Indeed, this news comes just a few weeks after an article was published in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management which found that increased access to EC has had no significant effect on unintended pregnancy or abortion rates—but that it may have led to a decrease in reports of rape.)

Shortly after this news broke, the nation’s largest abortion chain tweeted:

One suspects this tweet was written by Planned Parenthood’s lawyers.

Remember: the new finding is that Plan B (and other forms of EC) don’t work at all for women over 176 pounds, and all Planned Parenthood can say is that women should choose a “better option”? Seriously?

Note also that Planned Parenthood didn’t include a link to the Mother Jones article (or, for that matter, any other article) with more information. So much for being America’s “most trusted provider of reproductive health care.”

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What remains to be seen now is whether Planned Parenthood will still give EC to women for whom it either won’t work or won’t likely work. Over the past decade, EC has become a major cash cow for them, and it’s hard to envision them hurting their own bottom line, especially considering how many of their clients would fall into one of these two categories. A Staggering Increase in Planned Parenthood’s EC Numbers

In 2001, Planned Parenthood, distributed [PDF] 458,892 EC kits. Their numbers continued to increase substantially each year, and in 2004 [PDF], Planned Parenthood distributed nearly one million EC kits.

In 2011 [PDF] (the last year for which data are available), they distributed over 1.4 million EC kits—a staggering increase of 210% over the number they distributed in the first year of this century.

And let’s not forget that it’s we the taxpayers who are often the ones footing the bill for the EC given out by Planned Parenthood.

Do you really think Planned Parenthood is going to allow such a huge chunk of their revenue stream to dry up?


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: abortionpill; morningafterpill; planb; prolife

1 posted on 11/27/2013 10:46:46 AM PST by Morgana
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To: Morgana

“for women over 176 pounds”

But why would they need them?


2 posted on 11/27/2013 10:48:19 AM PST by Mr. K
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To: Mr. K

Not a problem. the target audience for this product is 14 year olds.


3 posted on 11/27/2013 10:51:53 AM PST by thorvaldr
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To: Morgana

So all the 178 pound chubbies need to diet.


4 posted on 11/27/2013 10:56:36 AM PST by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: thorvaldr

I’ve seen 14 year olds who are 200 lbs +.


5 posted on 11/27/2013 10:58:47 AM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Mr. K

Mexican and black guys


6 posted on 11/27/2013 10:59:45 AM PST by Sybeck1
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To: Morgana

Fat is the new black!


7 posted on 11/27/2013 11:01:31 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Mr. K

An aristocrat we got here. I see you have not frequented many of the shopping emporiums frequented by the great unwashed. Thus you have not seen the 200+ with a string of little ones of various ethnic backgrounds.


8 posted on 11/27/2013 11:01:55 AM PST by gusty
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To: Morgana

This is why I weigh all my women before we have intercourse.


9 posted on 11/27/2013 11:04:02 AM PST by stormer
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To: Morgana

Stupid question from the peanut gallery....couldn’t they just take two pills?


10 posted on 11/27/2013 11:04:50 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: gusty

Oh, the “Walmartians”!


11 posted on 11/27/2013 11:05:30 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

What I heard is that larger doses are dangerous to deadly.


12 posted on 11/27/2013 11:06:04 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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Women should only use emergency contraception if raped. Emergency BC is better than nothing, so might as well take it. Women should be encouraged to be on regular BC. I doubt any women with half a brain would use emergency BC as a real method of BC.


13 posted on 11/27/2013 11:08:02 AM PST by snowstorm12
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To: Mr. K

That was my first thought!

Unless she’s 6’ 5”, she’s a big gal!


14 posted on 11/27/2013 11:08:24 AM PST by Vanbasten
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To: Mr. K
Chubby Chasers . .
lol
and there's nothing wrong with that imho
15 posted on 11/27/2013 11:08:33 AM PST by ßuddaßudd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: thorvaldr
Not a problem. the target audience for this product is 14 year olds.

Have they custom designed a PEZ dispenser for them yet?

16 posted on 11/27/2013 11:12:36 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Morgana

how was this not discovered in testing? It’s almost like they got a free pass for approval.


17 posted on 11/27/2013 11:13:09 AM PST by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: cdcdawg

Probably because it was tested in third world countries and islands where the women don’t have as many extra calories.


18 posted on 11/27/2013 11:13:59 AM PST by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: stormer
This is why I weigh all my women before we have intercourse.

You could also ask them if they are already pregnant.


19 posted on 11/27/2013 11:14:44 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Mr. K

““for women over 176 pounds”

But why would they need them?”

HAHAHA! Best comment of the week!


20 posted on 11/27/2013 11:20:49 AM PST by MNDude
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To: Vanbasten

Ummm, not really. I have hair to my waist and my bra size is 38F. Long hair and breasts add weight.


21 posted on 11/27/2013 11:21:03 AM PST by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: Chickensoup

You are probably right. Meanwhile, at the local Walmart, I think well over 50% of the female shoppers exceed 175 lbs.


22 posted on 11/27/2013 11:34:39 AM PST by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: Mr. K
Cause some dudes find that hot yo! Yeeeaaahhuuu boiiiii!


23 posted on 11/27/2013 11:34:47 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: snowstorm12
Women should be encouraged to be on regular BC.

Yeah, it's a class 1 carcinogen (as defined by the World Health Organization), causes blood clots & strokes (in _young_ women), is an abortificant, and even after all of that, isn't fully effective in what it claims to do.

Are you Barack Hussein Obama?

24 posted on 11/27/2013 11:36:54 AM PST by Yossarian
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

She’s a keeper!


25 posted on 11/27/2013 11:37:25 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: stormer
This is why I weigh all my women before we have intercourse.

I kept putting this date I had on the scale because she was shouting "I wanna get waid!" She was quite slim, but had the Elmer Fudd speech impediment.

26 posted on 11/27/2013 11:39:13 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: cdcdawg
Meanwhile, at the local Walmart, I think well over 50% of the female shoppers exceed 175 lbs.

It's not just the women.

On a related note, the last time I went in for a physical, the nurse taking my BP said "I think you're the first person I've seen today with a normal BMI and blood pressure." This was at 3:30 in the afternoon.

27 posted on 11/27/2013 11:40:54 AM PST by tacticalogic
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To: Morgana
Do you really think Planned Parenthood is going to allow such a huge chunk of their revenue stream to dry up?

Time for a plus-size lady to drop into a clinic with a hidden camera. This could be an excellent subject for a sting operation.
28 posted on 11/27/2013 11:42:41 AM PST by redheadtoo
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To: chae

Wow!

So, what are you doing later?

lol


29 posted on 11/27/2013 11:46:07 AM PST by Vanbasten
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To: Morgana

this is the beginning of the Democrat’s war on heavy women


30 posted on 11/27/2013 11:46:54 AM PST by kushnejz
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To: tacticalogic

No, you are right, it’s not just women. I singled out women only because they are the market for the morning after pill. There is an obesity epidemic, and the government is largely to blame.


31 posted on 11/27/2013 11:49:39 AM PST by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: snowstorm12

“Women should be encouraged to be on regular BC.”

Sure, let’s just contribute to the slutification of our culture. Why not?


32 posted on 11/27/2013 11:57:12 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: Yossarian

No I’m not Obama. lol but BC pills are extremely safe. Safer than aspirin and pregnancy has much higher elevated risk of blood clots.


33 posted on 11/27/2013 12:02:22 PM PST by snowstorm12
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

That particular woman ‘makes videos’ in various skimpy gowns. Sells them online. There was a long story in the British Daily Mail about her. She wants to be BIGGER THAN BIG!! Make the book of records.


34 posted on 11/27/2013 12:08:06 PM PST by lee martell
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To: snowstorm12
If they're "extremely safe" then why does the World Health Organization define it as a Class 1 Carcinogen?!?

If they're "extremely safe" then why did the FDA just increase warnings that they cause blood clots?!?

You have no idea what you are talking about.

35 posted on 11/27/2013 12:17:03 PM PST by Yossarian
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To: Mr. K

Lol!


36 posted on 11/27/2013 6:52:15 PM PST by Defiant (GOPe Strategy: We have to fund Obamacare in order to see how bad it is. Good idea, guys!)
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