image Abortion or Contraception

I’ve heard of people taking the Plan B pill and I’m not quite sure how I feel about it personally. While I have no judgement on what any other person chooses for their body it made me think of myself. (My baby making days are DONE. I made sure of that!) But when I think about this pill I’m conflicted with is it considered abortion or just another form of contraception.  What’s your take on it?plan-b

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2 comments

  1. Welcome back! It’s good to hear from you again. 🙂

    This is a topic that I’ve had discussed with my friends a while back regarding what Plan B actually does. Plan B alters the hormone levels in women so that it would suppress ovulation.

    If you follow this menstrual cycle chart (http://sbi4u3.weebly.com/uploads/1/6/4/0/16403200/3972834_orig.jpg), you can see that ovulation occurs the moment estrogen levels drop. So Plan B maintains the high levels of estrogen so that ovulation won’t occur. No egg -> no fertilization -> no baby.

    A former girlfriend told me she had taken Plan B and she felt horrible because thought she had aborted her baby. It was only until I explained what happened did she feel relieved from thinking she was some baby killer.

    The basis of this argument consists of two elements. At what moment would you define a baby to be a baby? (i.e. conception? fertilization?) AND… What is your definition of an abortion? (i.e. are you aborting the pregnancy? or are you aborting the baby?)

    Very thoughtful though … love it!

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