Nursing’s Gretchen Mettler talks misconceptions of “morning-after pill”

Protesters in Cleveland condemn contraception coverage in federal health insurance mandate

The Plain Dealer: More than 1,000 protesters gathered in Cleveland to condemn the rule mandating that health insurance plans cover contraception. Part of the debate is the “morning-after pill,” which the Catholic church claims induces abortion—a claim rally-goers echoed. But Gretchen Mettler, midwifery assistant professor, said it is not true. “There are a lot of misconceptions about how contraceptive methods work,” she said. “We know, for a fact, that the morning-after pill does not cause abortions.”