The Obama administration insists that ‘Plan B’ pill also known as ‘Morning After’ pill, is not abortion. The White House has been hit with various lawsuits following the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare.
The U.S. Supreme court heard oral arguments today, March 25, in the case of Hobby Lobby – a chain of 600 craft stores with more than 13,000 employees – whose owners say the ACA is forcing them to act in contradiction with their Christian faith.
Hobby Lobby took the Obama administration to court because it could face fines of $1.3 million per day – almost $475 million per year – if it fails to offer its workers a health insurance plan that includes a list of 18 contraceptives that the federal government deems ‘essential.’
Four of those contraceptive methods, Hobby Lobby’s founding CEO David Green believes, can end a human life because they prevent the implantation of a fertilized human egg into a woman’s uterine lining. They include intrauterine devices (IUDs) and the so-called ‘morning after’ pill.
But the federal government contended Tuesday that those products aren’t forms of abortion at all.
In case you are not familiar with what a ‘morning after’ pill is, let me help you out. It’s essentially an emergency contraceptive that a woman takes within 24 to 36 hours (I think) of s exual intercourse, to prevent pregnancy.
More sexually active women than ever use such drugs, growing from 4 to 11 percent of such women over the past decade. Gene Rudd, senior vice president of the Christian Medical and Dental Association and a practicing ob-gyn, said new research provides more evidence that the drug may not affect fertilized eggs. However, he still does not recommend Plan B because of its ineffectiveness and the murky knowledge of how it works.
What do you think? Does using Plan B pills same as getting an abortion? How about IUDs?
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