Women not told the truth about emergency contraception
Added: (Wed Oct 04 2000)
Pressbox (Press Release) -
British women are being treated contemptuously and having their rights abused by being denied
access to the truth for there are many women who disapprove of surgical abortion but unknowingly have an abortion when they take the morning after pill or have an intra-uterine device [IUD] fitted because they have been told that the IUD and the morning after pill are 'emergency contraceptives.'
The FPA in their leaflet 'Emergency Contraception: For When You Know You Have Been At Risk' [FPA] deliberately set out to misinform women by appearing to ask 'does emergency contraception cause an abortion?' and then stating 'no, emergency contraception may stop ovulation or fertilisation of an egg, or stop a fertilised egg from implanting in the womb. Medical research and legal opinion are quite clear that emergency contraception prevents pregnancy and is not an abortion. Abortion can only take place when the egg is implanted in the womb.'
I shall summarize my challenge to their lies which are supported by the present pro-death government with the following facts:
[a] the American Medical Association's Committee on Human Reproduction stated: 'the action of the IUDs would seem to be a simple local phenomenon. That these devices prevent nidation [implantation] of an already fertilized ovum has been accepted as the most likely mechanism of
action' ["Evaluation of Intrauterine Contraceptive Devices", Journal of the American Medical Association, 27th February 1967, p.155] and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration [FDA] stated that 'IUDs seem to interfere in some manner with the implantation of the fertilized egg in the lining of the uterine cavity. The IUD DOES NOT PREVENT OVULATION' ["Text of Required Patient Information
for IUDs", Federal Register, 10th May 1977].
Since at least 1967 the essential facts on IUDs have been known- that they operate 'locally' [in the womb] to prevent implantation and as has been stated clearly since 1977- IUDs do NOT prevent ovulation [nor thicken the cervical mucus] and therefore can not be contraceptives. The FPA
information sheet quoted above states that if a woman is sick within three hours of taking the morning after pill her doctor might 'suggest fitting an IUD'. Anyone who is honest and thickens seriously about this has no choice but to admit that IUDs work only as abortifacients.
[b] the Family Planning Association and it's American counterpart [PPFA] have admitted that the morning after pill works 'after fertilisation' to 'prevent implantation' [FPA leaflet above]. However, neither the FPA nor the PPFA acknowledge the full truth which is stated by Schering
in their manufacturer's drug information sheet: 'the PC4 morning after is PRIMARILY AIMED TO PREVENT IMPLANTATION of the fertilised ovum in the endometrium.'
Schering, by stating this as it's primary function that the morning after pill is intended to
work mainly [if not solely] as an abortifacient for unlike the Pill which uses two forms of hormonal contraception- one to prevent ovulation and the other to thicken the cervical mucus and impede the sperm to prevent it from fertilising the ovum if the first form of contraception fails and ovulation does occur. The morning after pill is designed to be taken up to three
days after the sexual act. Ovulation is not triggered by the sexual act and may have taken place
days before the sexual act occurred, by the time the morning after pill is taken the sperm will
have already travelled past the cervical mucus and so thickening it will be no good- therefore, it would be more correct to state that the morning after pill's only way of ending a pregnancy is to prevent implantation in the womb.
The FPA are incorrect to claim that medical and legal opinion agree that IUDs and the morning after pill prevent pregnancy, medical and legal opinion together do agree that IUDs and the morning after pill prevent the birth of a child by terminating a pregnancy which means that IUDs
and the morning after pill are abortifacients.
'The development of the human begins at fertilisation'- [T.W. Sadler, "Langman's Medical Embryology 6th ed.", Williams & Wilkins, p.3].
'Human development begins after the union of male and female gametes or germ cells during a process known as fertilization (Conception)'- [Keith L. Moore, "Essentials of Human Embryology",
Blackwell / Decker, 1988].
'Conception: the start of a pregnancy, when a male germ cell (sperm) fertilises a female germ cell (ovum) in the fallopian tube'- ["The Oxford Concise Medical Dictionary", 1980].
T. W. Sadler in the section on 'the uterus at the time of implantation' ["Langman's Medical Embryology 6th ed.", Williams & Wilkins] omits to tell us that pregnancy and conception occur
at implantation- how is this ommission possible? Could it be that he agrees with professor
Keith L. Moore who wrote in "The Developing Human- Clinically Orientated Embryology" [W. B.
Saunders, 1976, pp.12,33] that implantation is stage 4 in 'human embryonic development'.
In fact conception has been accepted by all doctors as the beginning of life for over 300 years
and was written of by such authorities as the Physician-General of the Vatican State [Paulo Zacchia] in his 'Quaestiones Medico-Legales' in 1620.
In 1948 as part of the Declaration of Geneva, the World Medical Association invited doctors to
pledge to have '"the utmost respect for human life, from the time of conception: even under threat, I will not use my medical knowledge contrary to the laws of humanity."' this pledge is
modelled on the original Hippocratic oath of 400 B.C. in which a physician promised: '"I will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked, nor suggest any such counsel; and in like manner I will not give to a woman a pessary to produce abortion."'
Leaflet 1066 of the U.S. Department of Health, Education & Welfare [1963: 27] stated: 'all the
measures which impair the viability of the zygote [newly-conceived embryo] at any time between the instant of fertilisation and the completion of labour constitute, in the strictest sense,
procedures for inducing abortion.'
The Attorney General in 1985 was presented with clear evidence, both medical and legal, that
'emergency contraceptives' infringe the 1861 Offences Against The Person Act because they are abortifacients and that under the 1967 Abortion act the morning after pill can only be prescribed
with the consent of two doctors. IUDs, despite government lies, are not legal because the 1967 Act does not replace the 1861 Act but only allows conditions when THE CRIME OF ABORTION does not
result in the arrest of the woman and the doctor- however, under the 1967 Act every abortion has to be reported and the IUD performs over it's 2-5 years period an uncontrolled number of abortions which go unreported. As with the morning after pill the IUD performs abortions without the woman being told the truth and that too violates the 1967 Abortion act- making both the
morning after pill and the IUD abortifacients that violate the 1861 Act. The combined Pill and the mini-Pill also work as abortifacients [until the 1980s they never used to].
Logic tells us that human life begins when the father's sperm fertilises the mother's ovum in the fallopian tube, combining the 23 genes from each parent to conceive a new individual whose gender, eye and hair colour, size, race, blood type and colour are fixed from that instant. No
doctor can claim pregnancy does not begin until implantation in the womb for any who do will be
proved to be fools- if life only begins at implantation how then can children grow outside the
womb if they are not alive, are not such situations called ectopic pregnancies and when women are advised to kill the unborn ectopic child who has never been in the womb, is this not recognised
to be an abortion? We now know that some doctors are prepared to do surgery to transplant ectopic babies in the womb, some operations ahve failed and the child has died- but in other cases the
operation has been a success and the child has been implanted in the womb and developed as if he
or she had not originally been in an ectopic pregnancy.