Through press releases, television interviews and editorials, Young Catholics for Choice and Family Planning Health Services, Inc. recently announced they are collaborating to promote the use of the morning after pill and birth control throughout the state of Wisconsin.
“As a young Catholic myself, Young Catholics for Choice does not speak for me,” said Virginia Zignego, communications director of Pro-Life Wisconsin. “The Catholic Church clearly opposes contraception and abortion. It is unfortunate that Catholics for Choice are using the label ‘Catholic’ to push their agenda and normalize risky sexual behavior.”
Science has proven that the use of the morning after pill, also known under the brand name Plan B, can result in a chemical abortion.
The morning-after pill (a high dosage of the birth control pill), the Patch, and the Pill can act to terminate a pregnancy by chemically altering the lining of the uterus (endometrium) so that a newly conceived child (human embryo) is unable to implant in the womb, thus starving and dying. This mechanism of action is termed a pre-implantation chemical abortion.
The packaging instructions, found here on the Food and Drug Administration’s Web site, state, “Plan B may also work by preventing fertilization of an egg (the uniting of sperm with the egg) or by preventing attachment (implantation) to the uterus (womb)…” Furthermore, the FDA states that Plan B is not designed for frequent use, because of its negative health consequences, which include blood clots and a high risk for ectopic pregnancy.
“When Young Catholics for Choice and Family Planning Health Services recommend women ‘should have [the morning after pill] on hand before they need it’, women’s health is not being respected,” Zignego concluded.