Anti-Choice Argument Against Morning After Pill Is Based On Out-Dated Science

A primary argument used by anti-abortion activists against the morning after pill — that it flushes an already-fertilized egg from a woman’s body — is actually based on disproved science. The New York Times uncovered today that labels on the packaging of the pills are often incorrect, and reflect old science, saying that the pills prevent implantation of a fertilized egg. But morning after pills, or Plan B as they’re widely known, actually “delay ovulation, the release of eggs from ovaries that occurs before eggs are fertilized, and some pills also thicken cervical mucus so sperm have trouble swimming. …Because they block creation of fertilized eggs, they would not meet abortion opponents’ definition of abortion-inducing drugs.”