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New Drug Ellaone Billed as Better Morning After Pill, But It Causes Abortions
Life News ^ | 1/29/10 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 01/29/2010 4:22:14 PM PST by wagglebee

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Abortion advocates are pushing a new drug that they say is an expanded morning after pill, or emergency contraception. However, pro-life doctors and advocates say Ellaone, also known as Ulipristal, works as an abortion drug and not an agent that prevents conception.

The morning after pill, or Plan B drug, has been around for years and can either prevent fertilization from occurring or can sometimes act as an abortifacient by killing the unique human being fertilization develops.

Ellaone is different -- instead of working hours or just a couple of days after sexual relations take place as the morning after pill does, it can be used up to five days afterwards.

The drug is becoming popular in Europe and abortion advocates there are pushing it as a better version of the morning after pill.

Ann Furedi, from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service abortion business in the UK, tells the London Daily Mail, "This new type of emergency contraceptive pill is exciting news."

But Josephine Quintavalle, of the Pro-Life Alliance, says Ellaone is not an emergency contraception because it causes an abortion rather than preventing pregnancy.

"If you take a morning-after pill within 24 hours, there is always the argument that the sperm may not have fertilized the egg by then, meaning pregnancy has not yet happened," she told the newspaper. "But if this pill works for five days there is no argument. This is not a contraceptive, it is an abortive agent."

Dr. Donna Harrison, the president of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists agrees with the assessment of Ellaone (Ulipristal) as an abortion drug.

"I think it's important that the pro-life community recognize exactly what Ulipristal is, and how it works, so they are not fooled," she told LifeNews.com today.

Harrison says she is concerned that the drug will be able to be sold over the counter in the same way the Plan B morning after pill is sold without a doctor's prescription or consultation.

In England, the Ellaone drug is sold via prescription and costs almost three times as much as the morning after pill.

Abortion advocates, in preparing for a big push to promote Ulipristal to the general public, are touting new research papers showing it to be "more effective" in preventing pregnancy or, in this case, killing unborn children.

Anna Glasier, of NHS Lothian in Edinburgh, led a study of more than 5,500 women in the UK published online in The Lancet medical journal. It found fewer pregnancies among those women given the Ellaone drug within five days of intercourse. And for women who took the drug between 3-5 days after having sex, only women taking the traditional morning after pill became pregnant.

Glasier told the Daily Mail that she doesn't think the Ellaone drug will become as popular because women like the convenience of getting the morning after pill at a pharmacy without the prescription Ellaone requires.

But if that changes in England or becomes available without a prescription in the United States or other countries, Harrison's fears will be confirmed.

Related web sites:
Pro-Life Alliance UK - http://prolife.org.uk
American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists - http://www.aaplog.org



TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; moralabsolutes; morningafterpill; prolife
"If you take a morning-after pill within 24 hours, there is always the argument that the sperm may not have fertilized the egg by then, meaning pregnancy has not yet happened," she told the newspaper. "But if this pill works for five days there is no argument. This is not a contraceptive, it is an abortive agent."

Exactly.

1 posted on 01/29/2010 4:22:14 PM PST by wagglebee
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2 posted on 01/29/2010 4:23:29 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 01/29/2010 4:24:49 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Everytime I read one of these stories I get sick to my stomach.

People have no qualms about pushing a drug concept that was started by the F-ing Nazis.
AG Farben Labs developed the abortion drug as a sterilization drug for Jews.

Why do you think Roussel-Uclef dumped the drug which was the basis for ru486.
In 1990 these sicko drugs were banned from the U.S., but 20 years later the Faascist are back with a “new” abortion drug.


4 posted on 01/29/2010 4:36:14 PM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: wagglebee

The North Carolina Early Pregnancy Study found a fertile window of five days before ovulation.

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/321/7271/

This pill COULD be abortifacient, but the five days doesn’t make necessarily make it so. Maybe it’s just better at stopping ovulation than the regular morning-after pill.

As always, more study needed.


5 posted on 01/29/2010 4:37:56 PM PST by heartwood
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This is not a contraceptive, it is an abortive agent."

Unless there was no fertilization because the woman wasn't ovulating, because of other physical issues with her, because of fertility issues with the man, etc.

6 posted on 01/29/2010 4:38:57 PM PST by Tax-chick (Thou hast well drunken, man - who's the fool now?)
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Well, if there’s no fertilization they don’t really need the pill.


7 posted on 01/29/2010 4:40:22 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

But they don’t know that at <5 days post-coitus. The intention in taking the drug is to eliminate a potential baby by any means. However, it’s possible that there was no baby.

I’m not trying to say this isn’t bad medicine, just that it will kill fewer infinitesimal babies than the users intend.


8 posted on 01/29/2010 4:43:10 PM PST by Tax-chick (Thou hast well drunken, man - who's the fool now?)
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To: wagglebee

In fact, I will speculate that if Ellaone is significantly abortifacient in its action, either preventing implantation or causing abortion of an implanted embryo, it ought to have an effect beyond five days after intercourse, because implantation does not occur until six to twelve days after ovulation.

Not that I think morning-after pills are in general a good thing. Their availability has no effect on pregnancy rates, but may encourage carelessness about intercourse.


9 posted on 01/29/2010 4:45:27 PM PST by heartwood
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To: wagglebee

Most women taking this “pill” could care less about their bodies. Instead of her reproductive organs being a creator of life...its just a receptacle for any strangers penis.


10 posted on 01/29/2010 4:46:54 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: heartwood

For what it’s worth, wikipedia says:

Unlike levonorgestrel, and like mifepristone, ulipristal acetate is embryotoxic. Before taking the drug, a pregnancy must be excluded.[5] The EMEA proposed to avoid any mention of possible use as an abortificant in the package insert to avert off-label use.[3]

[3] “CHMP Assessment Report for Ellaone”. EMEA. Retrieved 22 November 2009.

[5] “Package leaflet: Ellaone 30 mg tablet”. Retrieved 22 November 2009.


11 posted on 01/29/2010 5:04:55 PM PST by The King of Elflands Daughter
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Thanks for the info.


12 posted on 01/29/2010 5:09:10 PM PST by heartwood
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To: Dallas59
Most women taking this “pill” could care less about their bodies. Instead of her reproductive organs being a creator of life...its just a receptacle for any strangers penis.

Yes, you pretty much hit the nail on the head. Stated another way:

"If we place a piece of tape on our wrist (the first person we have sex with) there is a strong bond. When we break that relationship, it is like tearing the tape off our arm - it hurts. Then when we meet another person and become intimate with them we put the same piece of tape back on our arm. But this time we find that the bond isn't as strong and so it is with the tape and the relationship. And each time it hurts a little less when the tape is ripped off and each time the tape is put back on, the bond is that much weaker" -- Fr. Gerard Monaghan

Father didn't mention the "receptacle for any stranger's penis," part, but he was heading in that direction, I could tell.:):)
13 posted on 01/29/2010 5:45:35 PM PST by mlizzy ("Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person" --Mother Teresa.)
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To: wagglebee

Prayer to End Abortion

Lord God, I thank you today for the gift of my life,
And for the lives of all my brothers and sisters.

I know there is nothing that destroys more life than abortion,
Yet I rejoice that you have conquered death
by the Resurrection of Your Son.

I am ready to do my part in ending abortion.
Today I commit myself
Never to be silent,
Never to be passive,
Never to be forgetful of the unborn.

I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement,
And never to stop defending life
Until all my brothers and sisters are protected,
And our nation once again becomes
A nation with liberty and justice
Not just for some, but for all.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen!


14 posted on 01/29/2010 7:59:02 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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