"Medical Field" Defines Pregnancy, Makes Anti-Choicers Angry

 Anti-choice activists are still fighting their war against contraception, especially emergency contraception.  The latest argument?  It's not up to the "medical field" to define when pregnancy starts. Via Christianity Today:

Drugs such as ella and Plan B are approved for contraceptive use because they prevent pregnancy. According to the FDA, the drugs are emergency contraceptives that should be taken within five days of "a contraceptive failure or unprotected intercourse." They are not intended as routine contraceptives. Women who suspect that they are pregnant are advised to not take the drug.

Richard Land from the SBC dismissed such definitions. The issue, said Land, was the ending of the embryo, not the pregnancy.

"The 'medical field' is attempting to define something far above its pay grade. God has already made it clear in Holy Scripture that human life begins at conception, or fertilization, and all of the unique, biological characteristics of that particular child are determined at the moment of conception, not implantation (Jeremiah 1:5, Psalm 139:13–16, Psalm 51:5). The use of taxpayers' money to fund killing such babies is an abomination," Land said.

I'm not anti-God by any means, but when it comes to medical procedures, I'd prefer to have a doctor's input, myself.


RH Reality Check / By Robin Marty

Posted at August 15, 2011, 3:41am

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