Friday, December 09, 2005

Building the Culture of Death

Governor Mitt Romney has caved into pressure and is dropping his fight to make Catholic and private hospitals exempt from the emergency contraception bill, in Massachusetts. I am very disappointed that he was unable to stand by his beliefs.
Planned Parenthood and others argue that the "morning after pill" doesn't result in an abortion. They claim that it only prevents the fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus. Hmmm, that is treading on a very fine line for me. When an egg if fertilized and fails to implant, it is called a "chemical pregnancy". Note the word pregnancy. If one believes that life begins at conception, then yes, it is an abortion pill. From the moment that the sperm and egg meet, a new human life is created. Life is not created at the moment of implantation. The morning after pill effectively kills this new life.
My other concern is that they say this pill may be taken up to 5 days after the sexual act is performed. Sperm can survive in the woman's reproductive system for up to 5 days, while the egg is only viable for 24-3 hours. Implantation takes place within 12-48 hours. What happens if the egg has already implanted? No one seems to want to talk about that. I hope to hear the answer soon. Also, what happens if the woman is already in the early stages of pregnancy, 2 weeks past conception, for example. I have many questions, but no one seems to want to give the answers.

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