The other thing that amused was a semantic point about the phrase "emergency contraception". Contraception is clearly about contra (contrary) ception (conception). In other words it is about the prevention of conception.
The morning-after pill however is not about preventing conception. It works by getting rid of a conceived egg and sperm. It's not contraception at all.
No. This is entirely wrong, I am afraid. Strange though it may seem to all of you randy people out there, it actually takes quite a bit of time for the sperm to make its way to the egg.
As I have pointed out before, the so-called morning-after pill (it's effective up to about 72 hours after sex) is not an abortifacient (unless you are some kind of medically ignorant religio-conservative nutcase)—it is a method of contraception.
Emergency contraceptive pills (sometimes referred to as emergency hormonal contraception (EHC) in the U.K.) may contain higher doses of the same hormones (estrogens, progestins, or both) found in regular combined oral contraceptive pills. Taken after unprotected sexual intercourse, such higher doses may prevent pregnancy from occurring.
There is speculation that these pills may prevent the implantation of a blastocyst into the uterine wall, but this is unproved and is certainly not the accepted route of effectiveness.
Emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs)—sometimes simply referred to as emergency contraceptives (ECs) or the "morning-after pill"—are drugs that act both to prevent ovulation or fertilization...
Legally and medically, the morning after pill is regarded as being a contraceptive and not an abortifacient. Because, you see, its mechanism is to prevent pregnancy, not to terminate it.