A federal judge recently ruled that females ages 15 to 17 no longer need a prescription to purchase Plan B — the so-called morning-after pill. All the reporting I have heard about this decision refers to Plan B as a “contraceptive.” This is only half the story. If this drug is taken before conception, it can function as a contraceptive. However, if administered after conception, the pill acts as an abortifacient as it weakens the uterine lining so the newly created human embryo is not able to attach, causing the baby’s death. This information is available on the Plan B package.
Francis Mahoney, Fort Lauderdale