EWTN Catholic Q&A
Plan B One-Step
Question from Lawrence on 05-01-2013:

Dear Judie,

On the CBS national news broadcast this morning a newscaster stated that Plan B One-Step (the so-called "morning after pill") is not an abortifacient, and that Plan B simply prevents ovulation from occurring.

I cannot but think that her statement is false. Could you please explain to us the true effects of Plan B?

Thank you.

Answer by Judie Brown on 05-03-2013:

Dear Lawrence

Plan B is abortive and therefore cannot be described any other way. The facts are readily available; please note the following

Plan B’s Manufacturer: Pills Can Be Abortifacient (April 27, 2013), at: http://www.lifeissues.net/writers/irv/irv_211manufacturerandpills.html; see also, "Contraceptive" and "Morning After" Pills: Women and Young Girls, You're On Your Own (April 5, 2013), at: http://www.lifeissues.net/writers/irv/irv_210asecret.html “Testimony Submitted to FDA Re Change of MAP to OTC Status” (Nov. 19, 2004), at: http://www.lifeissues.net/writers/irv/irv_85newdrug.html