The pro-life “outing” of Kanye West continues to make waves as the manufacturer of Plan B (emergency contraception drug) came out and criticized the rapper for comparing Plan B to abortion in a recent interview.
Foundation Consumer Healthcare (FCH), the company that makes the drug, came out today saying Kanye was ‘wrong’ to use “Plan B” and “abortion” in the same sentence. FCH said:
‘Plan B emergency contraception is a safe and effective backup option when used as directed after unprotected sex or birth control failure. Plan B helps prevent pregnancy before it starts by delaying ovulation. Plan B is not an abortion pill – it will not harm an existing pregnancy and it will not be effective if a woman is already pregnant.’
Planned Parenthood obviously weighed in as well, since they are the absolute authority on anything abortion-related. A spokesperson noted how ‘black women had been empowered by abortion rights and that comments like Kanye’s were created to ‘shame us and keep us from making our own health care decisions.”
Margaret Sanger, confirmed racist and founder of Planned Parenthood, would be proud. After all, abortion has now ensured that more black babies are aborted than born, so the African American population is officially in decline – just like she wanted.
That’s Not What It Says On The Box
It’s a bit problematic when the company’s spokesperson says something directly contradictory to what’s on the product’s packaging. You don’t even have to tear the box open and read a pamphlet made of microscopic print to find out how Plan B actually works. It’s right there on the back:
Now, here’s where we have to think back to high school biology class. Biologically, human life begins when sperm fertilizes egg. Every single thing, every shred of DNA, that makes up that new person is captured in that moment. It just needs time to develop and visually resemble a person we would grant human rights to.
Time for a History Lesson
So, how can the creators of Plan B come out and say that Plan B is not abortifacient? It is thanks to the 1965 convergence of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynocologists (ACOG). In the midst of the sexual revolution, the doctors at the ’65 meeting decided to change the definition of pregnancy so as not to “disturb” the consciences of religious people whom they wanted to buy their new birth control pills and IUDs.
Dr. Richard Sosnowski, head of the Southern Association of Obstetricians and Gynocologists, wrote an article following this conniving change, noting:
Up until 1965, pregnancy was properly and logically defined as the moment of fertilization. After all, the genetic makeup of a newly-fertilized blastocyst is the same as an implanted embryo. Pregnancy is when a mother is carrying an offspring. Location does not define organisms.
Thanks to this sneaky ACOG alteration, people opposed to abortion would buy and use birth control and not worry about the ethical implications. Another hint that there was foul play? Abortion organizations like Planned Parenthood and their Guttmacher Institute, NARAL, and more love throwing around this “fact” about pregnancy. Given their notoriously dicey relationship with the truth, this should raise some eyebrows.
There are hours and hours of reading on the subject of this definition change, how over half of today’s OBGYNs think that life begins at fertilization, and more.
Kanye is Right
He’s right to group Plan B in with abortion. This emergency contraceptive is not guaranteed to always prevent implantation, but the fact that it’s entirely possible makes it an ethically dubious choice.
Any type of oral contraception, including Plan B and other emergency types, can prevent implantation. And a consistent anti-abortion approach condemns that, recognizing it as a very early abortion by creating an inhospitable environment for a fertilized human.
**This article was republished from studentsforlife.org. Written by Brenna Lewis**
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