The Morning-After Pill Does Not Cause Abortions

| Thu Jun. 7, 2012 1:10 PM EDT

For over a decade, anti-abortion activists have objected to emergency contraception, claiming that it prevents already fertilized eggs from implanting in women's uteruses and therefore terminates pregnancies.

Just one problem: the science doesn't support them.

That’s according to an exhaustive New York Times article published this week that reviewed decades worth of science on how what's commonly known as the morning-after pill works. Most of this research took place after 1999, when Plan B and other similar drugs were first approved for the market.

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