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View Poll Results: Should the five-day "morning after" pill be made available in the U.S.?
Yes, it should be available 19 76.00%
No, it should not 4 16.00%
Not sure 2 8.00%
Voters: 25. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-13-2010, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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A French drug company is seeking to offer American women something their European counterparts already have: a pill that works long after "the morning after."

The drug, dubbed ella, would be sold as a contraceptive -- one that could prevent pregnancy for as many as five days after unprotected sex.
New 'morning-after' pill, ella, raises debate over similarity to abortion drug - washingtonpost.com
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Old 06-13-2010, 12:46 AM
 
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Of course. This would limit surgical abortions so I dunno why even the anti-abortion crowd would oppose it.
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Old 06-13-2010, 12:47 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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I voted not sure because I have to wonder about any adverse health effects.
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Old 06-13-2010, 12:50 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Of course. This would limit surgical abortions so I dunno why even the anti-abortion crowd would oppose it.
How does the drug work? Would it induce an abortion of the egg? Could it cause an unhealthy level of vaginal bleeding? What are the known side effects? How does it react when combined with OTC or prescription medication? Would this be available with our without a prescription? What could happen if an immature and irresponsible teenager took them daily like a vitamin? These are questions that should be asked before voting yes.
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Old 06-13-2010, 01:00 AM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Of course. This would limit surgical abortions so I dunno why even the anti-abortion crowd would oppose it.
If it interrupts a conception from occurring, they're against it, believe me.
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Old 06-13-2010, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Georgia hope to move soon
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More murdering of babies. Nope should not be allowed but in this country with no morals or sense of life it will be allowed.
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Old 06-13-2010, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Arizona High Desert
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More murdering of babies. Nope should not be allowed but in this country with no morals or sense of life it will be allowed.
Late Menses ! A late cycle. Suddenly..they are "murdering" a non existent baby.
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Old 06-13-2010, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Georgia hope to move soon
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It's not non existent if she is pregnant.
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Old 06-13-2010, 09:07 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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New 'Morning After' Pill Works Five Days Later, Too : NPR

In fact, he pointed, out, during the clinical trials on ulipristal, some women actually did get pregnant, because they had already ovulated by the time they took the drug. And since the drug works by preventing ovulation, it was therefore too late for the drug to work as intended. But that does demonstrate, he says, that it does not cause abortion.
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Old 06-13-2010, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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This drug is already used in 22 countries. Here's some more info:

Ulipristal acetate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ulipristal acetate versus levonorgestrel for emergency contraception: a randomised non-inferiority trial and meta-analysis : The Lancet

http://ec.princeton.edu/news/Glasier...%20-%20UPA.pdf
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