The New York Times ran a story today explaining that the best available scientific studies have found no abortifacient effect for emergency contraception. The evidence won’t be news to those who have been reading this site, but it’s a good layperson’s overview. It was also interesting to read about how the supposed anti-implantation effect made it onto the Plan B label in the first place. Spoiler alert: it wasn’t because there was any evidence for it.

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  1. wayward commenter says:

    This has nothing to do with this blog post but I tried to contact you with your contact us form and it wouldn’t work for me. Just wanted to make this comment:
    I thought that one of your bloggers might think this topic is worth blogging…
    Over on a website full of people who oppose patriarchal Christianity, someone is trying to organize votes against a pro-life group that is trying to win money to provide mobile prenatal care to pregnant women:
    http://freejinger.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=13397

    To me, this attitude from pro-choicers is rather hypocritical. Pro-lifers are often criticized for not doing enough for women who keep their babies or for “born people”, yet when pro-lifers do try to do something to help women or “born people” pro-choicers often will try to oppose their efforts. This person will probably be pretty pleased with themselves if the prenatal care mobile unit doesn’t get funding, yet who IS going to step in and help those women if this place doesn’t?
    Anyway, I just thought it was a topic you might be interested in blogging about. Keep up the good work.

  2. Thanks for the heads-up! Yes, I think we will have something to say about this. And thanks also for alerting me that the contact form isn’t working. I think the last upgrade broke something.