Washington, DC — The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has announced a new program to promote the use of the so-called “morning after” early abortion pill even as pro-lifers protest the abortion group during their annual convention being held in Washington, DC.
Operation Rescue opposes the use of the “morning after” pill because it acts as an abortefacient. A true contraceptive prevents fertilization, but the morning after pill allows fertilization, but prevents the new, the life from implanting in the lining of the womb.
The new “Ask Me” program encourages obstetricians and gynecologists to offer a prescription to the morning after pill to every woman at each visit.
“In a lot of ways, this new morning after pill campaign is an insult to women,” said Operation Rescue spokesperson Cheryl Sullenger. “It implies that women cannot handle the unexpected challenges of life, and that their children who were conceived unexpectedly are unmanageable burdens. That attitude is degrading to women who are daily handling the blessing of raising unexpected children.”
“It is sad that those who should be concerned with protecting the lives of innocent children are the ones promoting their destruction,” said Sullenger.
Operation Rescue is in Washington, DC, joining with pro-lifers from around the nation in protesting ACOG, an organization to which many abortionists belong.