Shelia Wharam deserves our applause for her excellent exposé of Plan B, ‘the morning after pill,’ in “Strong Poison” (CR, March 22). She showed that Plan B does not reduce the number of pregnancies or abortions, and in fact it does itself function as an abortifacient. Also, one of its side effects is the life-threatening tubular pregnancy. Ms. Wharam recommends Plan C – chastity – instead of Plan B.
So if Plan B doesn’t reduce pregnancy and abortion, why is it being promoted so? Dr. Hanna Klaus has pointed out that Plan B – a major reason for the worsening epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases – is being sold to women even when they are not fertile and at a hugely inflated price. Hopefully, the Plan B hoax will soon be widely understood.