Posted By Jennie Chancey on November 22, 2010
Elizabeth Mitchell over at AnswersinGenesis.org has written an excellent piece about how modern scientists simply change definitions in order to make something acceptable which was once unthinkable:
The FDA’s recent controversial approval of “ulipristal acetate—an emergency contraceptive effective for up to 5 days” after exposure—made headline news in the September issue of Ob.Gyn. News.1 Like similar medications with an approved 3-day window, the newer drug contains a hormone which not only delays ovulation but also alters the environment inside the uterus to prevent implantation of a fertilized egg.2 And like the others, it claims to not cause abortion if the woman happens to already be pregnant.3…
What about non-surgical termination of pregnancy before implantation—the so-called “morning-after pill”? Stedman’s Medical Dictionary 27th edition, copyright 2000, offered a bandage for the conscience of the general medical community and the society they serve: it redefined conception.5Once upon a time, conception was synonymous with fertilization; in the new millennium, conception became synonymous with implantation, which typically occurs 6-9 days later. Stedman’s semantic alteration, like an earlier change by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, reflected not medical science but sociological and political correctness.
You can read the rest of this well-documented piece at this link. Pass it on.