I've been wondering this for a while. If a girl thinks there's a possibility she might be pregnant and she takes an emergency contraception pill isn't that considered kinda like abortion? Or how exactly does the emergency contraception pill work?
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I don't think this is remotely like having an abortion, because all it is doing is preventing the fertilised egg from implanting into the side of the uterus.
And a fertilised egg in it's early stages is basically two joined cells, rather than something considered a "being". I think the differences, and stages of growth have names, but I'll have to have a look around to find the info.
There is an interesting pro-life (as opposed to pro-choice) attitude on morningafterpill.org.. so although the information on how the MAP works is accurate, their take on it is that it's killing a child.
I suppose it all lies in what you define as being a human being.
I just realised that in doing a search for information on the MAP, the majority of resulting pages were pro-life sites...
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