In addition to ella not being a contraceptive, but rather the next generation of RU-486 which has cause substantial health risks for women, it also has the potential cause side effects like birth defects, infections, and hemorrhage.
According to a Lifenews.com article, “To date, at least 13 women have died after using RU-486, and possibly dozens, according to the European maker of the mifepristone abortion drug.” Since they are similar, ella has the same potential to harm women as does RU-486.
The ChristianNewsWire quotes Wendy Wright, President of Concerned Women of America. “The information for doctors admits that ella caused abortions in animal trials, yet the website and information for patients does not warn women of this. Questions were raised that the drug may cause birth defects, yet the FDA allowed the drug company to avoid testing for birth defects. This is a deliberate effort to deceive women who would not otherwise take a drug that could harm their baby.”
Read and listen to what doctors say about “ella” and how it works.
As if it isn’t bad enough that this drug kills babies and harms women, Planned Parenthood is taking credit for helping bring this drug to market. Next they’ll be boasting of the number of babies they’ve helped kill with this drug.
In a separate article from Americans United for Life, they explains some of the “misinformation” being dished out by the drug maker. “Watson does not say an embryo (a distinct human being) is prevented from implanting in the uterus. A person viewing Watson’s website, who is not familiar with the science, may believe Watson is referring to an egg and not an embryo, since the phrase immediately follows a sentence stating ella may “stop or delay ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary).”
The Frequently Asked Questions section on the KwikMed website, where women can order ella without even having seen a doctor, is blatantly inaccurate. KwikMed tells women that ella “may also work by preventing attachment (implantation) of the egg to the uterine wall.” However, it is a developing embryo, a distinct human being, that is prevented from implanting, not an egg.
Watson and KwikMed also fail to inform women that, by blocking progesterone, ella can starve an embryo to death even after implantation. (During pregnancy, progesterone is necessary to build and maintain the lining of the uterine wall. Thus, by blocking progesterone, an SPRM can either prevent a developing human embryo from implanting in the uterus, or it can kill an implanted embryo by starving it to death.)”
Why are we, as a society, so driven to satisfy our desires that we’re willing to kill our children and hurt ourselves to achieve that end? Jesus Christ loves us so much that He gave His life for our sins. We have so much to learn from Him. Until we turn back to Him, I fear we will continue down this selfish destructive path we’re on.