Posts Tagged ‘Plan B’

When Politics Trumps Good Medical Practice

The purposes of professional medical associations are to set standards of medical practice for their members, to support members in the practice of medicine, as well as to serve as a voice for their members in the formulation of health care policy. Each of these focus areas should be grounded in sound science and strong medical ethics. Unfortunately, the current medical climate undercuts these principles as more and more policy recommendations seek to advance...

Take Home Lessons from the Furor over Plan B

In January, Cardinal Joachim Meissner of Germany issued a statement in support of administering contraceptives to victims of rape...

The State of the Science: Why Catholic Hospitals Should Not Dispense Plan B

The mechanism of action of levonorgestrel emergency contraception (hereafter as LNG EC), sold as Plan B, given to prevent pregnancy after an act of intercourse (or rape) is a politically charged...

The Evidence that Plan B Does Not Cause Abortions in the Fertile Window

In my previous article in this series, I summarized the scientific evidence that suggests that not all morning after pills – in this specific case, levonorgestrel...

Plan B’s Main Mechanism of Action: The Case for a Post-Fertilization Effect

There is much confusion surrounding how Plan B Emergency Contraception actually works. Plan B...

Not All Morning-After Pills Are Abortifacients: The Scientific Evidence

The decision by the Catholic bishops of Germany to approve the use of morning-after pills (MAP) for victims of rape who present themselves...

When in Doubt, Choose Life

It seems the infamous issue of emergency contraception (hereafter as EC) and rape victims is back in the news...

Fertility is Not a Disease

Throughout scripture, fertility is seen as one of God’s greatest blessings. For example, just look at the sorrow of the great women of the bible who suffered from infertility – Sarah and Elizabeth. When these mothers of two key figures in salvation history, Isaac and John the Baptist, miraculously conceived in their later years, there was no doubt in their mind that God had pity on them and heard their cry. These women rejoiced at...