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Chemical warfare on the unborn escalates

Ron Kelsey is the archdiocesan consultant for the pro-life office. You can email him at: or call him at (913) 647-0350.

Ron Kelsey is the archdiocesan consultant for the pro-life office. You can email him at: or call him at (913) 647-0350.

by Ron Kelsey

A new prescription drug will be available early next year which is deceptively being promoted as an “emergency contraceptive.”  However, ella is an abortifacient.

Ella is a chemical cousin to RU-486, the abortion drug. Both effectively compromise the lining of the uterus such that it deprives the child of oxygen and nutrients and the child dies.

Here is what the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG) says: “Labeling ‘ella’ as emergency contraception is deceptive and dangerous to women and their newly conceived baby. Women deserve to know that ‘ella’ can cause death of the embryo, and the FDA is deliberately misleading women by mislabeling ‘ella’ only as contraception, and not as abortifacient.”

Ella is a new drug that increases an already escalating chemical war being waged on the unborn. We can see this increase in chemical abortions in Kan- sas in the statistics kept by the state. According to the state, reported chemical abortions in Kansas have increased ten- fold in the last 10 years to the point that chemical abortions are now 21 percent of all reported abortions.

However, ella is more sinister than existing drugs considered by all to be abortifacients because abortions caused by ella will go unreported. Thus, ella-induced abortions will fall into the same category as other methods that can cause abortions but are not reported — the pill, the morning-after pill, IUDs and others. One could certainly suspect that the abortion industry would find this situation of unreported abortions to be very desirable.

The chemical war on the unborn is also a language war. AAPLOG refers to it as “semantic smoke and mirrors.” Smoke and mirrors are deployed by current medical semantics, which say that pregnancy and conception begin at implantation. But every child, each new human being, begins its life not at implantation but rather at fertilization/ conception which occurs several days prior to implantation.

Clearly, some in the drug industry and medical community are trying to ignore the abortifacient nature of some drugs and devices by denying the existence of the child in the first several days of its life. So beware of arguments that proponents of so-called contraceptives and emergency contraceptives use to deny that they cause abortions — they are defining pregnancy and conception differently, unscientifically and deceptively. This should remind us that the battle for life is primarily a spiritual battle, with the opposition to life being led by the father of lies and deception.

Your voice is needed to defend the unborn. Truth and scientific, medical facts are two powerful weapons to use in this epic battle. Help make others aware that ella causes abortions. Help defend the unborn in this escalating, massive-scale, chemical warfare being waged upon them.

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