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The "Several Mornings After" Pill

By Sierra Black |

One more tool for the family planning toolbox: A new form of emergency contraception is being reviewed by the FDA that is reported to be consistently effective for up to 5 days after the “oops!”.This makes it what Salon calls a “several mornings after” pill.

EllaOne is already available in Europe, and the FDA is reviewing it now for release in the U.S. This could be good news for moms and our daughters.

Of course anti-choice activists are launching a smear campaign against the drug.

Unlike Plan B, which can be effective for up to 36 hours but is less effective the later it is taken, ElleOne is reputed to work just as well on day 5 as it will on day 1.

Because of the prolonged timeline, anti-choice activists want to paint this drug as an abortion pill, but its mechanism is the same as Plan B and other birth control pills: it prevents pregnancy from occurring.

Hopefully the FDA can see past the hype on this one and approve this drug. Regardless of your stand on abortion, I think we can all agree that fewer unwanted pregnancies are a good thing.

Photo: meddygarnet

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Sierra Black lives, writes and raises her kids in the Boston area. She loves irreverence, hates housework and wants to be a writer and mom when she grows up. Read bio and latest posts → Read Sierra's latest posts →

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0 thoughts on “The "Several Mornings After" Pill

  1. MsFortune says:

    Yay for choices

  2. Anonimon says:

    Sounds like the anti-life crowd has one more arrow in their quiver.

  3. Em says:

    Could you please at least be respectful of those with different opinions as you and drop the “anti-choice” bs?

  4. Diana says:

    Thanks for this great and helpful post!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Wish they would but the FDA is in bed with the eugenic thinkers like Planned Parenthood. Take a good long look at Planned Parenthood in the film – Maafa21 (Shocking) see a preview here – http://www.maafa21.com

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