Pro-lifers recognize surgical abortion as killing humans, but not all of them recognize the scope of the problem presenting as chemical abortion. Generally we recognize mifepristone, the chemical formerly known as RU-486. The initial name of the drug stayed with us, (the same as with the Artist formerly known as Prince). Mifepristone is best known in the U.S. for its function to kill unborn humans during the embryonic stage, up to 49 days of pregnancy, although it has other investigational uses.
Meet the TWINS! Ulipristal acetate and Mifepristone. As you can see, they’re not quite identical, but very close. Both are selective progesterone receptor modulators.
Mifepristone, RU-486 is the most regulated drug in the U.S. Pharmacists don’t dispense it. It’s supposed to be dispensed only by physicians, directly to patients. In China and other countries it has been used as a morning after pill, as well as a killer of later embryos and early fetuses.
Those astute drug companies knew that this drug would not sell as a morning after pill in the U.S. That’s why we have it’s TWIN, Ulipristal Acetate, approved by the FDA in August , 2010, and brought to us in by Watson Pharmaceuticals in December of the same year. Watson also distributes Next Choice, generic of the original form of Plan B.
At 0.5mg/kg, Ulipristal Acetate, marketed as ELLA, is usable as a morning after pill. It’s marketed as an inhibitor of ovulation, but the manufacturer admits that the operative mechanism depends on the timing of its use. Like RU-486, Ulipristone is an anti-progesterone. It stops the action of that hormone in the reproductive tract, inhibits proliferation of the endometrium, inhibits implantation, and kills the embryo.
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