Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Abortion extremism exposed

Last week Planned Parenthood handed out about 1,000 free doses of an emergency-contraception pill at several locations around Iowa. The medicine, called Plan B, was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for over-the-counter sales to adults. The idea was to draw attention to the availability of a drug that can reduce unwanted pregnancies. It did catch attention - of the Iowa Family Policy Center. The group sent out an e-mail asking people to "pick up a free package of Plan B, and then dispose of it." Among its stated concerns: The drug can abort an embryo. But how can the drug induce an abortion when there is no pregnancy? According to the FDA, Plan B is a "contraceptive drug" used to prevent pregnancy. Mainly it stops the release of an egg from the ovary.

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