Emergency Contraception Prevents Abortions

Because emergency contraception doesn’t end a pregnancy but only prevents one, it is not a form of abortion. Emergency contraception prevents abortions.

Emergency contraception (EC) is taken shortly after intercourse to prevent pregnancy. EC prevents the ovary from releasing an egg and does not disturb a fertilized egg implanted in the uterus. Because it does not end a pregnancy but only prevents one, EC is not a form of abortion. Rather, EC prevents abortions because it prevents unwanted pregnancies. Nonetheless, access to EC in pharmacies and hospitals nationally and in PA remains uneven.


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