Although many of the required, FDA-approved methods of contraception work by preventing the fertilization of an egg, four of those methods (those specifically at issue in these cases) may have the effect of preventing an already fertilized egg from developing any further by inhibiting its attachment to the uterus. . . .
They therefore object on religious grounds to providing health insurance that covers methods of birth control that, as HHS acknowledges, see brief for HHS in No. 13-354, at 9, n. 4, may result in the destruction of an embryo.
In each statement, the scientific fact is enunciated that there are forms of chemical contraception that do in fact work in several ways—-one of which destroys the embryo because the lining of the woman's uterus is made inhospitable to the embryonic human being.
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As WebMD puts it:
Hormonal contraceptives (the pill, the patch, and the vaginal ring) all contain a small amount of man-made estrogen and progestin hormones. These hormones work to inhibit the body's natural cyclical hormones to prevent pregnancy. Pregnancy is prevented by a combination of factors. The hormonal contraceptive usually stops the body from ovulating. Hormonal contraceptives also change the cervical mucus to make it difficult for the sperm to find an egg. Hormonal contraceptives can also prevent pregnancy by making the lining of the womb inhospitable for implantation.
But this has not stopped the abortion cartel from screaming bloody murder that the decision must be condemned because it sets a dangerous precedent for women's healthcare.
They suggest that there are three lies that were reinforced by the SCOTUS ruling yesterday.
Alleged Lie #1: Birth control is the same as abortion.
Fact#1: Birth control has three modes of action, one of which does in fact destroy human beings prior to implantation. Therefore, birth control can be the same as abortion.
Alleged Lie #2: Birth control should be separated from other types of medical services.
Fact #2: The birth control pill and its progeny do not treat a medical condition, but rather are promoted as a way for women to avoid pregnancy. Therefore, these pills are not actual medical services but are, in fact, recreational drugs.
Alleged Lie #3: It's easier for the government to pay for people's birth control so that companies don't have to.
Fact #3: The government should never have gotten into the business of providing payment for contraceptives or abortion in the first place. Neither is healthcare, and neither is good for women or babies.
The last word is this: Abortion mongers never met an abortion they did not like. They have never seen an act of killing a preborn baby that they did not think the government—-meaning taxpayers—-should pay for, no matter what the cost in human lives or women's health.
The least they could do is tell the truth.
Reprinted with permission from American Life League.