Emergency contraception pills may become more readily available and affordable for women who show up at California drugstores without a prescription, under legislation signed Thursday by Gov. Gray Davis.
Building on earlier efforts to improve access to the “morning-after” pill, Davis signed one measure, SB 490, creating a statewide protocol for pharmacists to follow in giving this drug to women who go to a drugstore without first seeing a doctor. Davis also signed SB 545, limiting fees pharmacists can charge for assessing whether women need this form of birth control.
The morning-after pill is a highly concentrated dose of an ordinary birth control drug which, if taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex, prevents pregnancy by stopping fertilization or by preventing an egg from attaching to the uterus. It is not the same as the controversial abortion pill RU-486, which ends pregnancy by breaking down the uterine lining and ejecting the embryo.
I am no expert, but don’t they mean preventing a Blastocyst (a.k.a. human being), not egg from attaching to the uterus? Implantation occurs five to six days after conception. It seems like they use the language they want so they don’t have to mention the fact that in these circumstances a chemical abortion has occurred and a developing human being has starved to death. Gov. Davis continues his moral slash and burn of California while he awaits the outcome of the recall.