"For pro-life pharmacists, this is a real bright line in the sand," David Stevens, executive director of the Christian Medical and Dental Associations, told CT. "There’s a difference between dispensing EC and a birth-control pill."
The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice—a group that represents Episcopalians, Presbyterians (PCUSA), Conservative and Reform Judaism, United Methodists, and Unitarians, among others—argues that EC is little more than a potent birth-control pill of the kind that Christian women take routinely. It works the same way and contains the same ingredients as birth control (unlike the abortion pill, RU-486, which is not available in pharmacies), so it should pose no moral problems for pharmacists. The Rev. Carlton W. Veazey, the group’s president, told CT, "People need to understand: The medical fact is that neither birth-control pills nor emergency contraception—a concentrated dose of these same birth-control pills—cause an abortion."
The only real difference between EC and a birth-control pill is that with a stronger dose it is only a more certain abortifacient. The bright line appearing is only an indicator that has been there from the beginning. I think a good argument could be made that the first shot fired for the culture of death was the Lambeth conference in 1930 that approved in a limited form contraception. A limit that dissolved quite quickly. The fight against Plan B was doomed to failure with the hypocrisy within the pro-life movement. Where the link between contraception and abortion is mostly ignored and even when it was exposed that the majority of contraceptives could cause an early abortion this inconvenient fact was mostly ignored.
The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice rightly sees that there is no moral difference between the pill and EC, but wrongly sees both as being moral.
It is also rather strange to see pro-abortion groups flock to the definition of contraception as occurring at implantation as has been used to defend emergency contraception and ESCR. Though finding hypocrisy in the pro-abortion movement makes shooting fish in a barrel a more difficult task by comparison. Unfortunately finding hypocrisy in the pro-life movement on this subject is also an easy task. Hopefully though this issue will shine light on it so that support of contraception will be reevaluated by more people.