Originally Posted by tres borrachos
I don't see anywhere in the below statement where is says it will cause an abortion. Contraindication of prescription can be for many things such as (just to pick some at random that are not abortions): headaches, strokes, diarrhea, stomach ache, rash. Just because a medication is contraindicated doesn't mean it will cause an abortion.
Plan B One-Step is contraindicated for use in the case of known or suspected pregnancy.
On the other hand the very next sentence says:
Existing Pregnancy Plan B One-Step is not effective in terminating an existing pregnancy.
It is a contraceptive (prevents pregnancy), not an abortificiant (terminate an existing pregnancy).
Contraindications for Oral Contraceptive pills include: (http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Science.../UCM133346.pdf)
Breast cancer or other hormone-sensitive cancer, now or in the past
Lver tumors, now or in the past,or liver disease
Undiagnosed abnormal genital bleeding
Any condition predisposing to thrombotic diseases
Thrombophlebitis or pulmonary embolism, now or in the past
Coronary artery disease
Thrombogenic valvular or thrombogenic rhythm diseases of the heart
Diabetes with vascular disease
Migraines with focal neurologic symptoms
Smoking and over age 35
Allergy to any components of this drug product
So if Plan-B is an abortificiant because it is contraindicated during pregnancy (which since it involves hormones, that makes perfect sense), then low does Oral Contraceptives fall into the same realm since "pregnancy" is listed as one of the contra-indicators for prescription.
Yet Hobby Lobby doesn't seem to have a problem with these abortificiants.