This week feminist bloggers are eagerly awaiting FDA approval of yet another little chemical contraceptive making its way to the U.S. from HRA Pharma headquartered in Paris. They can hardly suppress the thrill of welcoming newcomer, “Ella” into the family of Plan B and RU-486. On feministing.com:
There is exciting news in the world of emergency contraception. Next week a Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee will meet to discuss whether to approve a new pregnancy prevention pill that is effective up to 5 days after sex.
The name “Ella” is a smart marketing choice in that nether world of verbal engineering.
“Cinderella, “Enchanted Ella” and more common female names like Ellen and Eleanor make it sound familiar, feminine and perfectly harmless. Even the origins of the name seem heavenly and exotic. From the Greek, Ella means “Light” or “bright torch” and in the German ‘other’ and ‘foreign.’
Obviously the ad men for HRA Pharma understand the social and political climate of today’s world. Even in secular Europe there’s burnout with the sexed up culture: From The Daily Mail, June 13, 2010:
Dozens of teenage girls have had three or more abortions, official statistics reveal….no fewer than 89 girls aged 17 or under who terminated a pregnancy last year had had at lease two previous abortions.
Erin Gainer, the American born but Paris educated CEO of HRA says in a June 12 Washington Post article:
There is a great unmet need out there for emergency contraception that is effective as this for so long.
But Dr. Peter Saunders in Great Britain doesn’t agree that Gainer and the Left are addressing the right ‘need.’ His response to the distressing statistics:
The profoundly depressing figures demonstrated the utter failure of liberal sex education policies which do not teach young people about the value of human relationships..tired policies of values-free education, condoms and morning-after pills are not working.
Dr. Saunders might as well save his breath. Like the schoolyard dealer hanging around the playground the last thing the radfems are selling is “the value of human relationships.’ They’re looking to get as many young girls hooked on the newest pill. The tolerance level just keeps getting higher and higher and the drugs more hardcore than the Pill 50 years ago.
The verdict’s still out on how hardcore ‘Ella’ really might be; more from the WaPo piece:
It‘s chemical similarity to RU-486 makes it more like a controversial abortion pill which can terminate a pregnancy up to nine weeks.
However Dr. Lauren Streichen, clinical instructor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern Medical School tries to clarify:
It takes five to seven days for the fertilized egg(my italics) to implant in the uterus and begin to grow(my italics). If one interrupts the process before this implantation takes place, pregnancy never begins…there are many people who are reluctant to take an emergency contraceptive because they think it’s abortive, but it’s apples and oranges.”
In other words, Dr. Saunders , stop all of your whining about meaningful, human relationships, it’s “apples and oranges.”
Meanwhile the collateral damage from the nihilists’ march toward sexual liberation keeps piling up. Sweet little Hannah Montana (above) morphed into a 17 year old pole-dancing, girl on girl kissing entertainer with hardly a nudge. And she’s just the latest in a long line of “little girls gone wild.” No matter. Ella’s on the way.
So what’s really in a name?
We’ll find out this week as our own Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, the most pro-abortion appointee ever in that post, and no friend to the fertilized egg, will guide Ella through the review process at the FDA. And if all goes well, Watson Pharmaceuticals in New Jersey will manufacture and ‘sell’ another substance that promotes meaningless sex and scars the soul, but ‘not really’ because the name is ‘Ella.’