New Morning After Pill ‘ellaOne’: Should it be Endorsed in the U.S.?

By Posted 15 Jun 2010, 11:06

Earlier today we spoke about the controversial morning-after pill called ellaOne, apparently the FDA are currently investigating whether or not to endorse the pill in the U.S.

We thought that we would ask for your opinions on the matter, obviously pro-life groups will strongly appose the availability of this pill in the U.S. as they feel it is a from of abortion, but if other morning after pills are allowed in U.S. citizens, why shouldn’t ellaOne?

Currently one morning after pill called Plan B is approved for prescription in the U.S, however ellaOne can be used up to five days after unprotected sex, which is two days more than when Plan B is effective.

My question is do these extra two days make a lot of difference in your opinion? If Plan B is endorsed by the FDA why shouldn’t ellaOne? We would love to hear your comments.

  • Nickolas

    Either any pill to prevent pregnancy should be made legal, or no pills at all. As long as a pill isn't harmful to the human body, it should be made available to the world. The last thing we need is more unwanted children, with unwilling and unready parents taking care of them, and I for one am not an advocate of babies being thrown in dumpsters, so as long as it's not abortion, go ahead with the pills.

    • Dave

      It is an abortion, Nickolas. That is the point. The pill, in question, terminates (not "prevents") a pregnancy. That is it's purpose.

      • shane

        Why dont people mind there own business. Worry about yourself, not everyone else, What is it to you anyway. Nothing to do with you at all. I guess Im just,,, pro-mind your own business, pro- its my life and I will do as I please, pro- dont you have anything better to do.

        • martha

          thats ok shane if u can support them, educate them and not apply for gov't aid and my tax dollars to feed them

      • Patrick

        A pill that is taken within 5 days of unprotected sex is not abortion. The pill prevents the pregnancy from happening and there is no other way to see it. To even suggest that pregnancy happens the day after sex is way off base. Really, chill out.

  • Barbara

    The religious right should not interfere with any FDA approvals, it doesn't matter if the drug is good for 2 or 5 days after. This group doesn't want to house, feed or educate children who are brought into this world by mostly single mothers who do not have access to the proper health care and who cannot provide properly for their children. The world's pace of population growth has to stop and if science can provide a way which is easy and affordable who has the RIGHT to stop it.

    • cheyenne

      AMEN!!

  • Unregistered User

    Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!

  • Martha

    OF COURSE IT SHOULD BE LEGALIZED….IF U CANNOT WEAR PROTECTION OR ARE NOT 'ON THE PILL'…THIS PILL WILL PREVENT BRINGING ANOTHER UNWANTED CHILD TO A SINGLE PARENT THAT SOCIETY THEN HAS TO PAY TO RAISE….tHEN THERE SHOULD BE NO REASON TO HAVE PEOPLE WHO ON GOVERNMENT HANDOUTS….HAVING XTRA CHILDREN IN ORDER TO 'RETIRE' AND LET SOCIETY WHO DO PAY TAXES RAISE YOUR CHILDREN IS RIDICULOUS……………………..