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    Re: Should a rape victim be able to take the morning after pill?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackstone View Post
    I understand what you mean, but I define "reasonable" as something less than ending a human life. I strongly suggest you read this article on the Morning After pill if you care about the value of human life and want to make reasonable distinctions.
    From your article, it says that plan B works in the same way regular birth control works. Are you against that as well?

    The emergency contraceptive/morning-after pill has three modes of action (as does the regular birth control pill); that is, it can work in one of three ways:

    The normal menstrual cycle is altered, delaying ovulation; or
    Ovulation is inhibited, meaning the egg will not be released from the ovary;
    It can irritate the lining of the uterus (endometrium) so as to inhibit implantation.

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    Re: Should a rape victim be able to take the morning after pill?

    I don't want to punish them for having sex. I want to punish them for failing to accept the potential consequences of having sex.
    So are you against adoption too?

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    Re: Should a rape victim be able to take the morning after pill?

    Quote Originally Posted by kerussll View Post
    So are you against adoption too?
    That depends on the situation. In general, no. For a lot of these screw-balls who think sex is some sort of game, YES.

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    Re: Should a rape victim be able to take the morning after pill?

    Absolutely !
    I am and always have been anti-abortion. But, I also believe in reality and compromise.

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    Re: Should a rape victim be able to take the morning after pill?

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Not sure why we're talking about abortion. Plan B isn't an abortion pill. This isn't directed at you specifically, but I figured it was a good place to interject.
    The thread history explains it.
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    Re: Should a rape victim be able to take the morning after pill?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Absolutely !
    I am and always have been anti-abortion. But, I also believe in reality and compromise.
    There is no compromise possible, I don't think. If you think abortion is murder, rape isn't an exception. If you don't, there is no justification for any restrictions on abortion.
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    Re: Should a rape victim be able to take the morning after pill?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackstone View Post
    I understand what you mean, but I define "reasonable" as something less than ending a human life. I strongly suggest you read this article on the Morning After pill if you care about the value of human life and want to make reasonable distinctions.
    This link makes sense, to me at least.
    I remember the abortion debate/controversy of ten plus years ago, this was still a very unsettled thing.
    Is it still a debatable item ?

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    Re: Should a rape victim be able to take the morning after pill?

    I think it should be legal and available for any one to use on demand. No exceptions. Same thing with abortion.
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    Re: Should a rape victim be able to take the morning after pill?

    Of course the answer is yes. You can go into medical reasons or philosophical reasons...the answer remains 'yes'. Aside from the fact that abortion remains legal and even if 'Plan B' were an abortion pill, best evidence indicates it is NOT an abortion pill but rather prevents the initial pregnancy from occuring in the first place.

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    Re: Should a rape victim be able to take the morning after pill?

    Quote Originally Posted by lovetosing4678 View Post
    From your article, it says that plan B works in the same way regular birth control works. Are you against that as well?
    The use of a contraceptive is a morally acceptable way to prevent unplanned pregnancy because it seeks to limit the fertilization of the egg by the sperm. The use of any abortifacient may result in a chemical abortion of a fertilized egg, whether it has implanted on the uterine wall yet or not, a process which typically takes a week after conception actually takes place. Any post-coital act of birth control is as morally repugnant as it is irresponsible, whatever the pill is called.

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