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Ella: Bad News for Women and Families

August 4, 2010

A French drug company has developed a new “morning-after” pill, according to the Washington Post. Marketed under the brand name of ella, proponents have described it as  emergency contraception for up to five days. Now you may recall that a drug called “Plan B” (levonorgestrel) is already on the market,... View Article

Reproduction and Our Modern Attitude

October 24, 2006

Our guest blogger is Aaron Costerisan, this year’s Center for Bioethics Fellow: In an article entitled ‘Reproduction Revolution: Sex for Fun, IVF for Children,’ Jo Whelan marvels at our change in attitude toward reproduction since Louise Brown became the first “test-tube” baby in 1978: “Who would have predicted how common... View Article

Reality Check for Plan B

October 1, 2006

It’s about time, claims bioethicist Arthur Caplan. In a recent commentary on MSNBC, Dr. Caplan, Director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, lauds the recent decision to make emergency contraception (also known as Plan B or the “morning-after pill”) available without a prescription. After all, he... View Article