Does Plan B act as an abortifacient? I am often asked this and based on current scientific research, I do not believe it is. Based on what we know about the mechanisms at work with Plan B, I fully support its use as an emergency contraceptive.

A newer alternative to Plan B is Ella. Ella’s active ingredient is the same as Mifeprex, or RU-486, which is definitely an abortifacient. In fact, it is the primary method for inducing a medical abortion. Current research is unclear on Plan B’s effect on the endometrium and whether or not it prevents implantation of a human embryo if used as prescribed. Research is clear that if more pills are taken than directed, it will begin to act as Mifeprex, which contains 20x the dose of the active ingredient in Ella, preventing implantation or even causing dislodgement. For this reason, I am against the use of Ella.

It is a scientific fact that life begins at fertilization. Any intentional act to destroy that life is the very definition of induced abortion. Plan B does not appear to prevent implantation of an embryo and is therefore not an abortifacient, it is a contraceptive. For my views on contraceptives, see my post ’Let It Rain Birth Control’.

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Source: The New York Times

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Could you please help me? I just had unprotected sex and I\'m afraid that it will lead to pregnancy but I\'m hesitant to take Plan B due to what I\'ve heard of it some times acting as an abortifacient. I\'m pro life so there is no way in hell I can take that risk if so, but do you know if this is scientifically true or is it just a myth?

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