Skip to comments.Morning-After Pill “completely ineffective” for women over 176 pounds
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 ratesbut that it may have led to a decrease in reports of rape.)
Shortly after this news broke, the nations largest abortion chain tweeted:
One suspects this tweet was written by Planned Parenthoods lawyers.
Remember: the new finding is that Plan B (and other forms of EC) dont 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 didnt include a link to the Mother Jones article (or, for that matter, any other article) with more information. So much for being Americas 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 wont work or wont likely work. Over the past decade, EC has become a major cash cow for them, and its 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 Parenthoods 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 kitsa staggering increase of 210% over the number they distributed in the first year of this century.
And lets not forget that its 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?
“for women over 176 pounds”
But why would they need them?
Not a problem. the target audience for this product is 14 year olds.
So all the 178 pound chubbies need to diet.
I’ve seen 14 year olds who are 200 lbs +.
Mexican and black guys
Fat is the new black!
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.
This is why I weigh all my women before we have intercourse.
Stupid question from the peanut gallery....couldn’t they just take two pills?
Oh, the “Walmartians”!
What I heard is that larger doses are dangerous to deadly.
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.
That was my first thought!
Unless she’s 6’ 5”, she’s a big gal!
Have they custom designed a PEZ dispenser for them yet?
how was this not discovered in testing? It’s almost like they got a free pass for approval.
Probably because it was tested in third world countries and islands where the women don’t have as many extra calories.
You could also ask them if they are already pregnant.
“for women over 176 pounds
But why would they need them?”
HAHAHA! Best comment of the week!
Ummm, not really. I have hair to my waist and my bra size is 38F. Long hair and breasts add weight.
You are probably right. Meanwhile, at the local Walmart, I think well over 50% of the female shoppers exceed 175 lbs.
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?
She’s a keeper!
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.
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.
So, what are you doing later?
this is the beginning of the Democrat’s war on heavy women
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.
“Women should be encouraged to be on regular BC.”
Sure, let’s just contribute to the slutification of our culture. Why not?
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.
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.
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.