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While the FDA is being wound more and more tightly around the little finger of the fundanutters, and stalling more and more on approving the morning-after pill, the fundanutters are putting out joke science to warn their "flock" (what an appropriate word!) not to use the stuff:

The emergency contraceptive/morning-after pill has three possible ways in which it can work:

1. Ovulation is inhibited, meaning the egg will not be released;
2. The normal menstrual cycle is altered, delaying ovulation; or
3. It can irritate the lining of the uterus so that if the first and second actions fail, and the woman does become pregnant, the tiny baby boy or girl will die before he or she can actually attach to the lining of the uterus.

In other words, if the third action occurs, her body rejects the tiny baby and he or she will die. This is called a chemical abortion.

Abortion is an act of direct killing that takes the life of a tiny human being-a life that begins at fertilization.

Tiny baby boy or girl? Didn't any of these nutwads take biology? Sure, there's potential for life there, but I don't think the fertilized egg is going to be rushing out to play ball with daddy just yet.

Posted by aalkon at August 28, 2005 1:28 AM

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And technically, a woman is not considered "pregnant" until the fertilized egg has attached to the uterus.

I think the "every sperm is sacred" crowd imagine a fertilized egg like one of those dehydrated toys that are fully formed and grow to full size when you soak them in water.

Posted by: deja pseu at August 28, 2005 7:39 AM

I didn't think sex was determined immediately when the sperm hits the egg. Doesn't it take several months for sexual traits to express?

Posted by: Charlie at August 28, 2005 2:01 PM

I'm still waiting for someone to tell me that a person who does not want a baby should be forced to have one. For some reason, people won't come out and say that. Maybe it's because they know how stupid it sounds, said aloud.

Posted by: Radwaste at August 28, 2005 8:23 PM

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