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Plan B manufacturer admits morning after pill can cause death of an embryo...

"The encyclical of Pope Paul VI on birth control is true and must be followed by mankind. There shall be no rationalization of sin.” - Our Lady of the Roses, October 2, 1976

LifeSiteNews reported on September 7, 2006:

Recent publicity concerning Plan B has been seriously misleading. The Plan B morning-after pill has been referred to as "contraception," even though it may act after fertilization to cause the death of a human embryo. This is an important mistake because, whatever one's judgment on abortion may be, I think we all agree that no woman should be misled into doing what she would consider to be taking a life without realizing that she is doing so.
 
There has been a shameful disinformation campaign on Plan B for years, and the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has failed to demand candor. Perhaps the simplest way to discern the truth is to look very carefully at the manufacturer's own "information" for consumers, found on its website at http://www.go2planb.com/section/about/index.html:

How does Plan B work (mechanism of action)?
Plan B is believed to act as an emergency contraceptive principally by preventing ovulation or fertilization (by altering tubal transport of sperm and/or ova). In addition, it may inhibit implantation by altering the endometrium. Plan B is not effective if a woman is pregnant. Plan B is a contraceptive and cannot terminate an established pregnancy.

Will Plan B harm an unborn fetus?
There is no evidence that Plan B would harm a pregnant woman or a developing fetus if the product were accidentally taken during early pregnancy.... Plan B is not an abortifacient. It is an emergency contraceptive and should not be confused with RU486 or any other abortifacient.


Note that the manufacturer claims that Plan B is "contraceptive", "not effective if a woman is pregnant", will not "harm an unborn fetus," and "is not an abortifacient." Sure sounds like it doesn't destroy an unborn human life, and that's the message swallowed and spread by the media.
 
However, note also that the drug maker admits that Plan B "may inhibit implantation by altering the endometrium [i.e. the lining of the womb]." In other words, Plan B may cause a newly-conceived embryo to die (and be expelled) because it cannot implant itself in the lining of the womb. For this reason, some South American courts have found the Plan B drug to violate an unborn child's constitutionally-guaranteed right to life.

In light of the manufacturer's own admission, its other statements above may at first seem to be flat-out lies. But careful analysis reveals them to be deeply misleading rather than flatly false.  Although many people (e.g. the legal philosopher Ronald Dworkin) use the word "fetus" to refer to an unborn child at any stage of development, in medicine a developing human life is usually called an "embryo" rather than a "fetus" prior to implantation in the mother's womb. The statement that Plan B does not "harm an unborn fetus" is true if we use this technical medical definition of "fetus," even though it may be misleading for those of us who don't distinguish fetuses from embryos.
 
But if Plan B may work post-fertilization, may cause the death of a newly-conceived human embryo, how can the drug maker say that the pill is only a "contraceptive," is "not effective if a woman is pregnant," and "is not an abortifacient"? The short answer is that the manufacturer appears to rely on recent (and perhaps politically motivated) redefinitions of conception, pregnancy, and abortion: According to the new definitions, "conception" and "pregnancy" begin at implantation rather than at fertilization, and "abortion" means the termination of a post-implantation "pregnancy." The drug makers can claim, rightly, that their statements are true under these new definitions.
 
One large problem is that the lay readers of the drug information packet are not told up front that these special new definitions are being used. Thus this "information" is quite unfair and misleading to average men and women who may remember from high school biology that fertilization and conception meant the same thing and that fertilization marked the beginning of pregnancy.
 
Moreover, the drug maker's insistence that Plan B does not terminate a pregnancy is a red herring to begin with. Nobody has any qualms about terminating pregnancies per se. After all, that's what birth itself does! What pro-life women and men don't want to do is to have an "abortion" in the ordinary sense of terminating LIFE. When the drug maker tells them not to worry because they are not terminating a pregnancy, they may conclude incorrectly that Plan B cannot cause the death of their unborn child. When they find out too late that they were misled and may have taken the lives of their own children, they may be devastated. And the drug maker, the media, and the FDA will be responsible.
 
In making this potentially lethal pill more easily available, the FDA should at least have required the drug maker to come clean, to say prominently on its label something like "WARNING: THIS DRUG MAY CAUSE THE  DEATH OF AN EMBRYO." Its users would then be able to exercise informed consent about whether to take a chance on destroying a developing human life.

"We warned you over and over again, through years of visitations upon earth—My Mother going to and fro to warn you, that those who have given themselves over to debasement, by the practice of homosexuality, birth control, abortion and all other aberrations that bring sorrow to My Mother's heart—this must be stopped now. There shall be no excuse accepted in Heaven by the saints, nor by My Mother and I, or the Eternal Father and the Holy Ghost, for what you are doing upon earth now. " - Jesus, June 6, 1987

Vatican: The Church has always taught the intrinsic evil of contraception”


"The Church has always taught the intrinsic evil of contraception, that is, of every marital act intentionally rendered unfruitful. This teaching is to be held as definitive and irreformable."

- "Vademecum for Confessors: Concerning Some Aspects of the Morality of Conjugal Life," #4, Vatican Pontifical Council for the Family, March 1, 1997. 

"From the ethical standpoint the same absolute unlawfulness of abortifacient procedures also applies to distributing, prescribing and taking the morning-after pill. All who, whether sharing the intention or not, directly co-operate with this procedure, are also morally responsible for it."

- “Statement on the So-Called Morning After Pill,” Vatican Pontifical Council for Life, October 31, 2000. 

 

"It is not possible to anesthetize the conscience, for example, when it comes to molecules whose aim is to stop an embryo implanting or to cut short someone's life... I invite your federation [of pharmacists] to consider conscientious objection which is a right that must be recognized for your profession so you can avoid collaborating, directly or indirectly, in the supply of products which have clearly immoral aims, for example abortion or euthanasia..."

- Pope Benedict XVI, address to Catholic Pharmacists, October 29, 2007

 

 

On June 5, 1987, Pope John Paul II warned clergy and theologians of their grave obligation to faithfully transmit the Church’s teaching on contraception:  “A grave responsibility derives from this: those who place themselves in open conflict with the law of God, authentically taught by the Church, guide spouses along a false path. The Church’s teaching on contraception does not belong to the category of matter open to free discussion among theologians. Teaching the contrary amounts to leading the moral consciences of spouses into error.”

- "The Church's teaching on contraception is not a matter for free discussion among theologians," L'Osservatore Romano, July 6, 1987, p. 12.

On September 17, 1983, Pope John Paul II told priests in Rome that “contraception is to be judged objectively so profoundly unlawful as never to be, for any reason, justified. To think or to say the contrary is equal to maintaining that, in human life, situations may arise in which it is lawful not to recognize God as God.”

- quotation from “The Papal Talk of 17 Sept.,” The [Hartford] Catholic Transcript, David Q. Liptak, January 20, 1984.

"In fact, just as man does not have unlimited dominion over his body in general, so also, with particular reason, he has no such dominion over his generative faculties as such, because of their intrinsic ordination towards raising up life, of which God is the principle. 'Human life is sacred,' Pope John XXIII recalled; 'from its very inception it reveals the creating hand of God.'
     "In conformity with these landmarks in the human and Christian vision of marriage, we must once again declare that the direct interruption of the generative process already begun, and, above all, directly willed and procured abortion, even if for therapeutic reasons, are to be absolutely excluded as licit means of regulating birth.
     "Equally to be excluded, as the teaching authority of the Church has frequently declared, is direct sterilization, whether perpetual or temporary, whether of the man or of the woman. Similarly excluded is every action which, either in anticipation of the conjugal act, or in its accomplishment, or in the development of its natural consequences, proposes, whether as an end or as a means, to render procreation impossible."

- Pope Paul VI, encyclical Humanae Vitae, July 25, 1968 (#13-14).

Asked what he would do if pushed on the issue by the state, Bishop Sheridan indicated that he would likely rather have the Church pull out of hospitals than compromise the faith.  "If I personally were being pushed on this and had to make the decision by myself, I'd have to question whether or not we could continue that particular ministry if the state were going to force us to act contrary to Catholic teaching, to the Catholic conscience," he told LifeSiteNews.com.

     Bishop Sheridan concluded, "How could you continue to call yourself Catholic if you were doing things that were contrary to Catholic teaching even if you were being forced by the state to do them?" 

- “Colorado Springs Bishop Says He Does Not and Would Not Permit Plan B in Catholic Hospitals”, LifeSiteNews.com, October 10, 2007.  

 

The truth is that there is absolutely no doubt about how the Plan B pills work. Just ask the manufacturer, Barr Pharmaceuticals, whose product insert states: "This product works mainly by preventing ovulation (egg release). It may also prevent fertilization of a released egg (joining of sperm and egg) or attachment of a fertilized egg to the uterus (implantation)." (My italics.) It's that third item that makes Plan B an abortion-causing drug. The same can be said for every chemical contraceptive.  

- Human Life International President: "Plan A: Keep 'Plan B' out of Catholic hospitals", LifeSiteNews.com,
October 5, 2007.
 

“The Vatican did not need to invent any new teaching on the Plan B pills because these pills fall into the category of abortifacient contraception, pure and simple. The consistent teaching of our Church on abortion applies here.”

- Fr. Thomas J. Euteneuer, quotation from “A ‘seriously flawed’ decision in Connecticut,” The [Los Angeles] Tidings, October 19, 2007.  

 

"Abortion and euthanasia are thus crimes which no human law can claim to legitimize. There is no obligation in conscience to obey such laws; instead there is a grave and clear obligation to oppose them by conscientious objection." 

- Pope John Paul II, encyclical The Gospel of Life, #73, March 25, 1995.

"The [abortion] excommunication affects all those who commit this crime with knowledge of the penalty attached, and thus includes those accomplices without which the crime would not have been committed."
 

- Pope John Paul II, encyclical The Gospel of Life, #62, March 25, 1995.

 

  

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SIXTY MILLION
"I say this for this reason: the Eternal Father is much disturbed at the numbers of abortions being committed throughout your country and the world. These numbers go upwards to fifty to sixty million in one year throughout the world." - Our Lady,
June 18, 1986

TREATED AS GARBAGE
"O My child, My tears fall upon you all when I see all of the innocent little babies being slaughtered . . . cast into garbage pails like nothing but dirt and scum. They are living human beings! And all murderers shall get their just recompense." - Our Lady,
March 18, 1983

DOCTORS
"Doctors now are profaning their profession, those who have given themselves over to destroying human life in abortions." - Jesus,
June 6, 1987

FOULEST OF DEEDS
"Our hearts are torn because of the wanton murder of the young by evil man. Abortion, My children, is murder, the most foulest of deeds, that is punishable by death! And what is worse than death of the soul?
     "I say unto you, as your Mother, that any man or woman who performs or takes part of this abomination of the murder of the unborn shall be given a heavy penance upon earth, or if this penance is not given upon earth, that person found guilty in the eyes of his God shall suffer eternal damnation in the fires of hell." - Our Lady,
December 28, 1976 

TORMENT
"The torment that will be visited upon those who murder the innocent shall be eternal damnation and feasting their eyes upon the murdered souls." - Our Lady, May 10, 1972

SAINTS CRY OUT FOR PUNISHMENT
"Oh, the greatest of sorrow is upon Our hearts because of the loss of the little ones. Your country, My child, and many countries throughout your world, shall do great penance for the murders of the young, the abortions, the murders being committed in your country. The saints in Heaven cry out for punishment upon a wicked generation. Never in the past, in all the slaughters of history, has there been such wanton killing of the young and the innocent! I say unto you, as your God, you shall be brought down to your knees! You, evil mankind, you shall be cleansed in a bloodbath!” - Jesus, February 1, 1977

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D196 - Life Begins at Conception   PDF Logo PDF
 

Articles…

Plan B abortifacient:

Pope John Paul II: Contraception is so profoundly unlawful as never to be, for any reason, justified
http://www.tldm.org/News11/PopeJohnPaulIIContraceptionNeverJustified.htm

Pope tells pharmacists not to dispense drugs to inhibit implantation
http://www.tldm.org/News11/PopeDoNotDispenseDrugsThatInhibitImplantation.htm

Dietrich von Hildebrand: Why artificial birth control is sinful
http://www.tldm.org/News11/ContraceptionDietrichVonHildebrand.htm

Emergency "Contraception" and Early Abortion
http://www.tldm.org/News11/EmergencyContraceptionAndEarlyAbortion.htm

World renowned theologian renders possibly decisive blow in debate on Plan B in Catholic hospitals
http://www.tldm.org/News11/DecisiveBlowInPlanBDebate.htm

Human Life International President: "Plan A: Keep 'Plan B' out of Catholic hospitals"
http://www.tldm.org/News11/Keep'PlanB'OutOfCatholicHospitals.htm

The Connecticut bishops’ sleight of hand
http://www.tldm.org/News11/ConnecticutBishops’SleightOfHand.htm

Plan B for rape victims: a pig with earrings
http://www.tldm.org/News11/PlanBPigWithEarrings.htm

A 'seriously flawed' decision in Connecticut
http://www.tldm.org/News11/SeriouslyFlawedDecisionInCT.htm

US Court rules pharmacists must have rights of conscience respected
http://www.tldm.org/News11/Pharmacists'RightsOfConscienceMustBeRespected.htm

Australia's Cardinal Pell: Dispels "heresy" that Catholics can approve contraception "in good conscience"
http://www.tldm.org/News11/CardinalPellHeresyThatCatholicsCanApproveContraception.htm

Colorado Springs Bishop says he does not and would not permit Plan B in Catholic hospitals
http://www.tldm.org/News11/ColoradoSpringsBishopPlanB.htm

Catholic Media Coalition asks Connecticut Bishops to rescind approval of abortifacient Plan B
http://www.tldm.org/News11/CatholicMediaCoalitionConnecticutBishops.htm

Bishops of Connecticut: Are you willing to risk murder?
http://www.tldm.org/News11/BishopsWillingToRiskMurder.htm

U.S. Catholic Health Association giving flawed advice on morning after pill to Catholic hospitals
http://www.tldm.org/News11/CHAGivingFlawedAdvice.htm

UK Cardinal standing firm in his refusal to allow a famous Catholic hospital to make abortion referrals or provide contraceptives
http://www.tldm.org/News11/UKCardinalCatholicHospital.htm

Point man for Connecticut Bishops on Plan B 'emergency contraception' totally confused on issue
http://www.tldm.org/News11/PointManForCTBishopsTotallyConfused.htm

Connecticut bishops allow Plan B in Catholic hospitals for rape--Catholic Medical Association opposed
http://www.tldm.org/News11/ConnecticutBishopsAllowPlanBinCatholicHospitalsForRape.htm

Connecticut bishops should reconsider: Russian roulette with the lives of babies is unacceptable
http://www.tldm.org/News11/ConnecticutBishopsRussianRoulette.htm

Online video: Noted endocrinologist explains how the birth control pill causes abortion
http://www.tldm.org/News11/BirthControlPillCausesAbortion.htm

Plan B manufacturer admits morning after pill can cause death of an embryo
http://www.tldm.org/News9/ContraceptionDeathOfEmbryo.htm

Advisory doctor to FDA confirms morning-after pill acts as abortifacient
http://www.tldm.org/News9/ContraceptionFDAadvisor.htm

Conscientious objection to Plan B and abortifacients:

Washington pharmacists win victory on law forcing Plan B prescriptions
http://www.tldm.org/News11/WashingtonPharmacistsWinVictory.htm

Pope tells pharmacists not to dispense drugs to inhibit implantation
http://www.tldm.org/News11/PopeDoNotDispenseDrugsThatInhibitImplantation.htm

US Court rules pharmacists must have rights of conscience respected
http://www.tldm.org/News11/Pharmacists'RightsOfConscienceMustBeRespected.htm

Pharmacists sue Washington state for forcing them to sell morning after pill
http://www.tldm.org/News11/ContraceptionPharmacistsSueWashingtonState.htm

Pharmacist vows he will not dispense abortifacient despite job loss
http://www.tldm.org/News8/PharmacistAbortifacient.htm

UK Cardinal standing firm in his refusal to allow a famous Catholic hospital to make abortion referrals or provide contraceptives
http://www.tldm.org/News11/UKCardinalCatholicHospital.htm

Colorado Springs Bishop says he does not and would not permit Plan B in Catholic hospitals
http://www.tldm.org/News11/ColoradoSpringsBishopPlanB.htm

The Church and the State today: What belongs to Caesar and what doesn't, Archbishop Chaput (PDF file)
http://www.archden.org/images/ArchbishopCorner/Addresses/church&statetoday_newyork10.26.07.pdf

Humanae Vitae:

Pope John Paul II: Contraception is so profoundly unlawful as never to be, for any reason, justified
http://www.tldm.org/News11/PopeJohnPaulIIContraceptionNeverJustified.htm

Bishop Vasa: Catholic disobedience on contraception has caused "tremendous harm to society"
http://www.tldm.org/News11/CatholicDisobedienceOnContraception.htm

Pope Paul was prophetic
http://www.tldm.org/news4/contraception.htm

Contraception is intrinsically evil
http://www.tldm.org/news6/contraception.htm

Abortion and the contraceptive mentality
http://www.tldm.org/news4/contraception%5Fabortion.htm

Confirmed deaths caused by RU-486
http://www.tldm.org/News7/AbortionRU-486.htm

Abortion Pill, RU-486, kills 5 women in one month
http://www.tldm.org/news8/AbortionPill.RU-486KillsWomen.htm

Outside Links…

Contraception:

Contraception: Fatal to the Faith and to Eternal Life,  John A. Hardon, S.J.

Is Contraception Gravely Sinful Matter? by Fr Lino Ciccone CM (from L'Osservatore Romano, 4 December 1996)

Faithfulness to the Divine Plan in the Transmission of Life Pope John Paul II's General Audience (8 August 1984)

Humanae Vitae Pope Paul VI - Encyclical - On the Regulation of Births (25 July 1968)

Contraception Versus Abortion: A Comparison and Some Implications, By Msgr. Vincent Foy, PhD.

Contraception and Catholic Teaching, Donald DeMarco, Ph.D.

God and the Pill, Terence J. Hughes

Abortifacients, Charles M. Mangan

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