A new controversial contraceptive pill has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The FDA approved drug known as Ella One as a prescription-only birth control option, Aug. 13. The one-pill treatment is supposed to prevent a pregnancy as many as five days after unprotected sex.
Supporters have called the drug "emergency contraception." However, critics say it's a thinly veiled attempt to get "abortion over the counter."
"Ella is an abortion drug," Wendy Wright, president of Concerned Women for America, told The Washington Post. "It operates the same way as RU-486 -- the abortion drug. Many women may be comfortable taking a contraceptive but would object to taking an abortion drug."
Concerned Women for America president Wendy Wright spoke with CBN News about the Ella One pill and why she feels it is dangerously being marketed incorrectly. Click play for her comments.
According to Ella One opponents, the drug's approval as a contraceptive will make it available to receive federal tax subsidies. They said the drug will then be included in health services plan and is just a covert way to allow federal funding for abortion.