Students often ask me how the birth control pill is an abortifacient, I thought I would share my response with you as well. If I’m pro-life, and believe that life begins at conception, it would be hypocritical to support the birth control pill and the morning after pill because conception occurs before implantation. Once the egg and sperm have fused, resulting in a zygote, an entirely new human being with DNA separate from the mother, and makes its way to the uterus and attempts to implant into the lining. The birth control pill and morning after pill prevent implantation by hardening the uterine wall (it would be like throwing a tennis ball at the wall, it’s just going to bounce right back), therefore the zygote can’t implant and dies, being flushed out of the body through the next menstrual cycle. The birth control pill and morning after pill are abortifacients – which means they can cause an abortion. We know women aren’t taking these pills to end a pregnancy but sometimes that can occur.