9News “Truth Test” confirms that Buck opposes the right of a raped woman to choose the morning-after pill

9News’ excellent “Truth-Test” series, which checks the facts of political ads, confirmed today that U.S. Senate candidate Ken Buck supports a ban on the morning-after pill, even for a woman who is raped by a family member.

The Colorado Independent, the Free Colorado blog, and others have pointed out that this is consistent with Buck’s endorsement of the Personhood amendment.

In fact checking an advertisement by Buck’s opponent Michael Bennet, 9News reported today:

Buck believes life “begins at conception,” so birth control methods that don’t impact that (i.e. condoms, some forms of the pill) are fine with him. Others that would keep a fertilized egg from implanting like hormone-based birth control methods, some other forms of the pill, IUDs, RU-486 and what’s known as the morning-after pill, are not supported by him. (Source: E-mail from Buck spokesman Owen Loftus to 9NEWS, Aug. 26)

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the latter category included at least 5.2 million women in America between 2006-2008. (Source: CDC website: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nsfg/abc_list_e.htm#emergency)

I’m trying to determine if there are indeed forms of the pill that do no harm to zygotes, otherwise known as an egg and a sperm that have formed a union. Most if not all forms of the pill apparently do pose a serious threat to zygotes, so Buck is apparently against most if not all forms of the pill. But I’ll research this more and report back.

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