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Old 12-27-2012, 10:39 AM   #31
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I just think it is important to keep these two straight since many people are opposed to Emergency Contraception because they assume it causes abortion, but it does not.
Plan B and the like work by preventing implantation of an already-fertilized egg. Forcing your body to abandon nourishment of a fertilized egg IS abortion *to me*.

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Old 12-27-2012, 10:55 AM   #32
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Plan B and the like work by preventing implantation of an already-fertilized egg. Forcing your body to abandon nourishment of a fertilized egg IS abortion *to me*.
Exactly.

The whole idea that any type of abortion is being considered makes me so sick. Just because two adults were too irresponsible to use a reliable birth control, a child's life is considered disposable. Birth control or not....sex can lead to pregnancy, and if you are not ready and able to deal with that financially or emotionally, then you should not have sex.
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:11 AM   #33
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Hey mama, I feel your pain. It's a very difficult decision you have in front of you right now. I think though if you are against abortion or don't believe in it, then it doesn't sound like a decision you should follow through on. It sounds like if you are not wanting an abortion, you may regret that for the rest of your life if you have one.

I too agree with the others that if you just cannot care for a baby at this time, you should look into adoption. There are several choices in adoption. You can choose an open adoption, closed adoption, and others as well. You would bless someone who wanted a baby so badly, and you'd give them a gift that they'd be sooooo very greatful for. Your decision to choose life may be the better option for you.

Or of course you can keep your unexpected blessing.
I wish you the best of luck on your decision.
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:02 PM   #34
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I am anti-abortion FWIW. So I'm not defending it or the decision to use an abortion as birth control at all. But I think it is interesting the difference in replies on this thread vs the recent abortion thread that was posted in SS where most were all about "womens rights" and making the "right decision for her family" and such.
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Plan B and the like work by preventing implantation of an already-fertilized egg. Forcing your body to abandon nourishment of a fertilized egg IS abortion *to me*.
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Plan B and the like work by preventing implantation of an already-fertilized egg. Forcing your body to abandon nourishment of a fertilized egg IS abortion *to me*.
Actually, all of the research in the last 10 years on this subject supports the idea that emergency contraception works by delaying ovulation rather than by inhibiting implantation. Of course, you will still find many out of date resources that say it prevents implantation, despite this newer research. However, probably no one can ever be certain and if you strongly feel that life begins at fertilization, then you shouldn't ever take emergency contraception.

But that wasn't the point of my post. The point of my post was that "the morning after pill" or emergency contraception, would not do anything to the OP, since she is already definitely pregnant (implanted, positive test, etc.) and that "the morning after pill" is completely different than "the abortion pill" or a medical abortion. They work differently and in different circumstances. All I was trying to say was that the are different. I wasn't discussing whether one or the other is "right or wrong".
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Here's an interesting discussion that refers to two fairly recent studies on the subject.

http://www.sciencefriday.com/blogs/0...ce=4&series=23
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Please, please, PLEASE consider adoption! There are soooooo many people out there who desperately want babies and cannot have them. Plus those pills can have very serious and dangerous side effects. And since you mentioned that you might not be able to go through with it if you see an ultrasound first makes me think you may have *serious* regrets if you do go through with taking the pill.
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:46 PM   #39
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Actually, all of the research in the last 10 years on this subject supports the idea that emergency contraception works by delaying ovulation rather than by inhibiting implantation. Of course, you will still find many out of date resources that say it prevents implantation, despite this newer research.
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What is Plan B?

Plan B tablets contain the medicine levonorgestrel, a female hormone that prevents ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary). This medication also causes changes in your cervical mucus and uterine lining, making it harder for sperm to reach the uterus and harder for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus.
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4. How does Plan B work?

...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), which usually occurs beginning 7 days after release of an egg from the ovary. Plan B will not do anything to a fertilized egg already attached to the uterus. The pregnancy will continue.

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dd 1 was conceived before dh and I were married. I took bc pills religiously and we used condoms and still got pregnant. Abortion was never an option. We talked before ever dtd and both knew that sex can lead to babies and were ok with that. Not ideal but a consequence of an adult choice.
We have a friend who is pushing fifty. He impregnated his girl friend in his late teens and they mutually choose abortion. He is still scarred by that choice and regrets it daily. And this is thirty+ years later
I would talk to someone and consider adoption. Too many people want babies and can't conceive.
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