WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 14, 01 (CWNews.com) - The maker of the
abortifacient morning-after pill began clinical trials this
week to convince the Food and Drug Administration to allow
it to sell the drug without a doctor's prescription.
Women's Capitol Corp. will test 450 women allowed to get
the drug Plan B without a prescription from specially
designated Washington state pharmacies, to see if they use
the pills properly and how many get pregnant, said company
president Sharon Camp.
Proponents of the pill claim that it does not cause an
abortion if a woman is already pregnant, but critics say
supporters have merely changed the definition of pregnancy.
If the embryonic unborn child has not implanted in his
mother's uterus, he will be aborted by the drug. It will
also act as a contraceptive if the egg has not been
fertilized by the sperm. The drug can be taken up to 72
hours after intercourse.
"The morning-after pill is capable of killing a person
during the first seven days his life," said Judie Brown,
president of American Life League, pointing to scientific
information that confirms that the life of every human
person begins at conception/fertilization.
"Abortion proponents persist in the lie that 'established
pregnancy' means implantation," said Brown, "when in fact
they all know that during the first seven days of the
embryonic person's life, he or she is very much a person,
very much alive, and can be killed by these pills. Their
misinformation has spilled over to the FDA, which has
become one of the principle standard-bearers of the Big
Two brands of morning-after pills, Preven and Plan B, have
sold in the United States by prescription since 1998;
special high doses of regular birth control pills will
abort a child as well.