While plan B has been declared unharmful to unborn fetuses, Ella has not, and so the possibility may theoretically arise of it being abused for DIY abortions.
Meanwhile, When a woman gets pregnant while using an IUD, the pregnancy will be high-risk and likely recommended by a doctor to be aborted.
While I don't know if this is the rationale behind challenging these forms of contraception, this is how I could almost begin to understand it.
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if that's their reasoning then it's piss poor.
IUDs are among the most effective forms of birth control that exist. even the basic barrier versions that don't release levonorgestrel have failure rates below 1%. the general public has a substantially higher risk of developing a high risk pregnancy (6-8% of the population from where i sourced it) than a user of an inert IUD has of getting pregnant in the first place.
i have read that ella can be abused in order to induce abortion at least in theory. what i read on wikipedia suggested that sample sizes when testing this concept were small and the data was inconclusive (one trial with 29 subjects). the RCOG (uk ob/gyn professional association) put forth that the product won't reliably induce abortion because the dosage is so small and it needs to be combined with another compound to work.
anyway if "well you might could maybe induce an abortion or harm a fetus with it" is really their rationale then they should also be in a moral panic over every other drug that could potentially endanger a pregnancy as well (which is a lot). probably wouldn't hurt to institute a buddy program to make sure their pregnant employees aren't drinking alcohol or going kayaking either.