Pros & Cons of Emergency Contraceptives

Created by gharris95 on 05/28/2012

This Pro-con list highlights the different viewpoints of abortion right and anti-abortion supporters in response to the FDA approval of the emergency contraceptive Ella. The pro side is the abortion rights activists. The con side is the belief of the anti-abortion activists.

Pro

1.  It is progress for women's rights.

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2.  It gives women another option of preventing an unplanned pregnancy.

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3.  Argue it does not cause an abortion just prevents an unplanned pregnancy.

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4.  Ella is a much more effective emergency contraceptive. It is effective at preventing the pregnancy for at least 120 hours after taking it whereas Plan B begins to lose its effectiveness almost immediately after taking it and is ineffective after 72 hours.

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5.  Studies have shown minor side effects.

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6.  Argue other side is trying to confuse the issues and is not just opposed to abortion but also a women's right to contraceptives.

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Con

1.  Anti Abortionists believe that emergency contraceptives are the equivalent of an abortion.

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2.  It is like an abortifacient.It resembles the abortifacent RU-486, because Ella also represses progesterone which is how it interferes with the pregnancy.

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3.  It does not just prevent pregnancy, it also kills the embryo.

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4.  Claim the drug is unsafe.

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5.  It is a medical abortion.

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6.  Argue FDA did not do enough research on the impacts on women's health.

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    calculates based on both emotional weights, rational weights and user opinions

  • Emotional results

    calculates based only on emotional weights, and user opinions

  • Rational results

    calculates based only on rational weights, and user opinions

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