Archive for June 11, 2012
Wednesday’s New York Times carried an article by Pam Belluck, “Abortion Qualms on Morning-After Pill May Be Unfounded”. The article details the ongoing debate over the use of so-called “morning after” pills, marketed in the United States under the brand names Plan B and ella, and how that debate may be predicated on bad or incomplete science.
The debate over these drugs has strayed from the realm of health and medicine into the region of politics.
There are three drugs in the debate, each of which has a different mechanism of action.
The newest of these drugs is ulipristal acetate, which is being sold as “ella”.
First, let’s look at how babies are made, then we can discuss how these drugs work. (more…)