New FDA Medical Label: We Think. Maybe. Whatevs.

Abortion Qualms On Morning-After Pill May Be Unfounded.  Ignore the Grey Lady's pretending the only reason this is interesting is because of pro-life freaks squabbling during an election year. She can't help herself.

Instead, just note that she is in a rush to assert definitively that "Plan B," the morning-after pill is not abortifacient and get the FDA to change its labeling.
an examination by The New York Times has found that the federally approved labels and medical Web sites do not reflect what the science shows. Studies have not established that emergency contraceptive pills prevent fertilized eggs from implanting in the womb, leading scientists say. Rather, the pills delay ovulation, the release of eggs from ovaries that occurs before eggs are fertilized, and some pills also thicken cervical mucus so sperm have trouble swimming. 
That's the way they work if the woman hasn't yet ovulated. By preventing the sperm from encountering an ovum, they prevent pregnancy. Good to know. (And, as Richard Doerflinger of the pro-life secretariat says, it would be a relief.)

But what if she has ovulated and a nice ripe egg was just sitting there already at the time of the intimate dalliance in question? Is the Times suggesting Plan B doesn't work in those instances? And if it does work, then by what mechanism does she suggest it does?

But please, by all means, change the label so we don't know what the pills we take might actually do. Ruling definitively before we're really sure would be bonus! Who the hell cares? It's only women.