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What birth control pills are considered abortifacients?

There are none.. Birth control pills are not considered abortifacient. Planb etc...Is still preventive option, not abortive. In general, the pills/injectible contraceptives prevent ovulation and thus controlling unwanted pregnancy. Once pregnant, excessive hormones/pills may cause miscarriage/birth defect etc. They are not used as abortive agent. Consult doc. Good luck. Read more...
By definition=none. The usual pill prevents egg release. No egg=no pregnancy=no abortion. The morning after pill can change the mucous in the womb so a fertilized egg doesn't attach & form a pregnancy. If you think you are pregnant from the point of conception, it is not really a fact. As many as 1/3 shed naturally before attaching. Abortions by definition occur after attachment. So no pill does it. Read more...

Can birth control pills be abortifacients?

No. Birth control pills prevent pregnancy, they are contraceptives. This is true for the morning after pill. Abortifacients are different, they cause a pregnancy to miscarry by affecting the placenta or Progesterone levels. Mifepristone (ru 486) is an abortifacient. Birth control pills do not cause abortion! Read more...

Why don't people understand the abortifacient effects of birth control pills?

Because they aren't. Birth control pills, even morning after pills are not abortifacients. They are contraceptives. This is commonly misunderstood. An egg can be fertilized in the fallopian tube, if it does not implant it is not an abortion or miscarriage, it is a contracepted event, not a pregnancy. Read more...