This is pissing me off oh so very much. I don’t agree with late term abortion in any way, and I’m a bit waffly about early term abortion. But to call contraception abortion crosses the boundary into ridiculous and offensive. And to deny a woman access to birth control because she’s “aborting” a potential birth is irresponsible in the extreme.
HHS Moves to Define Contraception as Abortion
“Up until now, the federal government followed the definition of pregnancy accepted by the American Medical Association and our nation’s pregnancy experts, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, which is: pregnancy begins at implantation. With this proposal, however, HHS is dismissing medical experts and opting instead to accept a definition of pregnancy based on polling data. It now claims that pregnancy begins at some biologically unknowable moment (there’s no test to determine if a woman’s egg has been fertilized). Under these new standards there would be no way for a woman to prove she’s not pregnant. Thus, any woman could be denied contraception under HHS’ new science.”