The following statement was left by a commenter in the comment box below:
I forwarded your post to a doctor and he said that your statement that the Pill is abortifacient is "a medical inaccuracy. the pill prevents contraception by preventing ovulation that is, it is a hormonal manipulation to prevent the woman releasing an egg. so thereby preventing the formation of an embryo. Technically, that is not an abortion."I'm not publishing a correction, but I want to publish a clarification. There is obviously a misunderstanding. The pill works chiefly by preventing ovulation. You are correct in saying that this is not abortive. However, there is a phenomenon called "break through ovulation" by which a woman will release an ovum even though she is on the pill. If this happens and the husband fertilizes this egg, a child is conceived. But apart from preventing ovulation, the pill also changes the nature of the uterus so that it is difficult for this newly created embryo to implant for nutrients. Thus, the new embryo dies and is flushed out. This is a chemical abortion. The husband and wife will never know about it.
You may wish to publish a correction.
The commenter, I think, misunderstood and thought that I was saying that the pill always aborts. This is not so. However, the pill makes it more likely that if a woman experiences a breakthrough ovulation and conceives, that this child could lose his/her life on account of this essentially unintended abortion. I hope that clears everything up.
By following this link, you will find statements from eleven doctors confirming that the pill can cause an abortion when a breakthrough ovulation occurs.