We now have a second morning-after pill to head off unwanted pregnancies (and induce abortions in already existing ones). RU-486/Plan B is the one that is currently on the market, but ella (it seems to be lower case by design) was given the thumbs up the FDA. Both block progesterone, which gets the system ready to let a embryo find a home. Cutting off progesterone also tends to kick out any newly attached embryos as well. Ella is longer-lasting than RU-486, lasting a week rather than three days.
The coverage is interesting. CNN basically gives a press-release style announcement without any critical comment, while the Washington Post gives a solid look at the pro-abortion-rights slant of the Obama-era FDA and the pros and cons, including comments from pro-lifers and the prospect that pharmacists might want to pass on ella like they currently pass on proscribing Plan B.
The WaPo is slanted a bit on the pro side, but CNN ignores the cons altogether. Chew on that one for a bit.