Jennifer Brinker, staff reporter for the St. Louis Review, a publication of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, recently reported on the newest birth control chemical. Brinker set forth the facts about ellaOne and made it clear that the chemical can work after a preborn child’s life begins, meaning the drug is an abortifacient: It can abort a human being before that person arrives at his mother’s uterine wall to implant.
Brinker interviewed Brian Gosser, M.D., a Catholic OB/GYN at St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri, to obtain more information on ella. Dr. Gosser explained that this drug works to block the effect of progesterone, a hormone produced in the woman's body that is critical to sustaining pregnancy.
Brinker goes on to report, “Under normal circumstances during the five- to seven-day window from when the egg is released and conception occurs, progesterone is at the same time developing the lining to prepare for implantation.”
"If progesterone is blocked during this time, the uterine lining is not readily capable of supporting the baby when it arrives in the uterus, implantation does not occur and the baby doesn't survive," said Dr. Gosser, who also pointed out that the structure and mechanism of ella are similar to mifepristone (RU-486), the controversial abortion drug.
Dr. Gosser continued: There is a great deal of controversy within medicine as to whether these medications act in an abortive way. The biggest reason for this disagreement revolves around the moral question as to when life really begins. If we believe as the Church teaches that life begins the moment that the egg and sperm are united in conception, then it logically follows that any medication taken that can inhibit a pregnancy from continuing by preventing implantation or blocking progesterone support for the baby would be an abortifacient and morally unacceptable.
Note that Dr. Gosser quite naturally refers to the preborn human being as a baby. As a matter of fact, his scientifically accurate response exposes the very reasons why pro-abortion fanatics are so quick to scream silly comments such as “keep your rosaries off my ovaries.”
These champions of death who advocate ending the lives of the preborn feel vehement disdain for the Catholic Church and her teaching. Not only that, but they refuse to admit the facts of biological development. Is it any wonder they writhe in agony at the very mention of the words “baby” or “mother”?
In their view, a so-called woman’s right to choose is the first commandment in their litany of lies. Such hysterics open a window through which we can toss the truth stone. And we should be doing it with greater frequency and with an eye toward deconstructing the fake claims they have so carefully put in place to conceal their own lies.
My guess is that the same deadly bravado has provoked the abortion industry’s rage against pro-life organizations whose members spend untold numbers of volunteer hours reaching out to expectant mothers and their children – both born and preborn. In a recent NARAL Pro Choice America action alert, pro-abortion leader Nancy Keenan told her followers, “Anti-choice crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) will do whatever it takes to stop women from accessing abortion. Many CPCs harass, humiliate, and scare women.”
Note that Keenan uses language intended to engender anger among her followers even though her allegations are without merit.
Whether it’s a pill they are dishonest about, such as ellaOne, or an act of surgical killing they falsely define as a constitutional right, these pro-death zealots need to be reminded that, all their caterwauling aside, the truth will be victorious.