With the so-called heartbeat bill now in effect in Texas, many women are considering Plan B, an over-the-counter drug that can be taken as soon as possible after unprotected sex and will help delay or prevent ovulation. It is not the abortion pill. Plan B will not end a pregnancy already implanted in the womb. It is important that you know the difference. It is also important that you know other facts about Plan B due to the new anti-abortion law in Texas which went into effect on September 1 and which places major restrictions on access to this medical procedure.
The new law prohibits all abortions after six weeks and makes no exceptions for cases of rape or incest. It will only make an exception in the event of a medical emergency. It also controversially allows private citizens to sue an abortion provider or anyone else who helps a woman to have an abortion. This means that an Uber driver who drives a woman to a clinic or someone who helps pay for an abortion could be sued. A person in Texas could sue someone under this law even if they do not know the people involved. You can find out more about this law by clicking here.
Again, Plan B is not the abortion pill known as RU-486. Plan B prevents a woman’s body from ovulating or delaying ovulation, which would not allow pregnancy. If taken after a pregnancy has already been implanted, it will not harm that pregnancy.
Plan B can be obtained without a prescription, over the counter at any pharmacy. The important thing to remember is that Plan B is pretty much the same as taking a regular birth control pill. This is called emergency contraception because it prevents, not interrupts, pregnancy. No matter which side you are on, it’s important to know the facts about this method that you’ll be hearing a lot about in the days, weeks, and months to come. You can find further information from the manufacturer by clicking here.