Abortion industry cheerleader Gail Collins of the New York Times writes in her latest op-ed backing funding for top US abortion provider Planned Parenthood:
Dr. Vanessa Cullins of Planned Parenthood says that the pills inhibit the production of eggs or stop the sperm before they reach their destination. “There is absolutely no direct evidence that there is interference with with implantation,” she said.
That is interesting because the Guttmacher Institute (named after former Planned Parenthood President Alan Guttmacher) wrote this via the The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists:
Food and Drug Administration–approved contraceptive drugs and devices act to prevent pregnancy in one or more of three major ways: by suppressing ovulation, by preventing fertilization of an egg by a sperm or by inhibiting implantation of a fertilized egg in the uterine lining.
Later it says:
The primary mechanism of action of “combined” oral contraceptives (those containing both estrogen and a progestin) is the suppression of ovulation. In addition, these pills may interfere with sperm and egg transport, affect the fluids within a woman’s reproductive tract or affect sperm maturation or the readiness of the uterine lining for implantation.
So who is right? Pro-abortion industry Planned Parenthood or pro-abortion industry Guttmacher Institute which published the ACOG information in one of their articles?
Or is the cop-out in Dr. Vanessa Cullins of Planned Parenthood’s statement where she says “no direct evidence” has been found? Could it be that the pill (among other methods) which are clearly designed to inhibit implantation of new human life but have yet to be clinically documented to do so because directly documenting such event is a virtually impossible and impractical task? Whether Cullins’ statement is technically true or not, it is clearly misleading and documents once again the medical misinformation present at Planned Parenthood. Note: In 2009 Live Action documented medical mis-information inside Planned Parenthood clinics as part of the Rosa Acuna Project.
And Planned Parenthood Colorado had this to say about Amendment 48 which would have given to to human life post-fertilization:
Amendment 48 is so broad it could outlaw emergency contraception, the birth control pill and other methods of birth control because they can prevent a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus.