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“The reason that many of our senior officers are noblemen is because the noble houses of Ultramar dedicate all their resources into making ‘perfect sons’ in the hopes that they may be chosen as initiates by our Chapter. “

“Selective breeding of talented individuals, genetic modification of the embryo to ensure that ‘unnecessary’ traits are weeded out, constant training by the best tutors in the sector…all for the fraction of a chance for a noble family to claim that one of their sons was taken by the Ultramarines.”

He smiles grimly and holds out his hands. “I should know. The Grand Duke of Talassar was not born my Primarch, I was created to bring my family glory and honor.”

His jaw hangs in disbelief at what he just heard.

“…no…”

The first word was barely a whisper.

“No.”

Standing up, he slammed his fists down upon his desk, even with out his armour, his strength was enough to shatter it.

“NO.” 

Stepping over the remains, he grabs Cato by the scruff of the neck, his face contorted in rage.

“NO!”

The final cry delivered at such volume, glass shattered around the enraged primarch.

“When I set down the laws for this realm, it was to give anyone willing to put in the hard work and effort a chance to raise to greatness, to reward the skilled and make sure those in positions of power earned the right to be there.”

Jerking the second captains face closer to his, he spoke through gritted teeth. “This applied to my sons, my chapter. You now tell me that nobles of this realm circumnavigate this, by butchering their children before they are even born? How many had their futures robbed just so they can bring more glory to a family that treats them as pieces in a game of political power?””

“For how long has my chapter been filled with these constructed men? How many true sons of Ultimar are there? How many where cheated of the right to prove themselves?”

Do cheaper morning-after pills work as well as brand name pills?

Someone asked us:

I was at the drugstore and I saw that they had a few different brands of plan b. Some of them were cheaper than others so like, do they all work the same or are more expensive ones stronger?

Short answer: all morning-after pill brands that you can buy without a prescription work the same, regardless of price. It doesn’t matter if you get it at a pharmacy, convenience store, health center, or a reliable online drugstore. Get yo bargain on!

Like most medicines, there are different brands of morning-after pills. They may be different prices, but they all have the same active ingredients and have the same effectiveness.

In the U.S., all over-the-counter morning-after pills use 1.5mg of levonorgestrel to prevent pregnancy. Levonorgestrel is a type of progestin, the same kind of hormone that’s in all hormonal birth control, like the IUD, pill, and shot.  

Some brands of levonorgestrel morning-after pills that are sold in the U.S. include:

  • Plan B One-Step
  • Next Choice One Dose
  • My Way
  • Aftera
  • Take Action
  • EContra EZ
  • Option 2
  • Athentia Next
  • Fallback Solo
  • Opcicon One-Step
  • Morning After
  • AfterPill (only available online)

Less expensive brands are often called “generics.” The FDA requires generic medications to have the same active ingredient, strength, dosage, quality, and effectiveness as name brands. So why can they cost less if they work the same? Because the companies making generics don’t usually pay for advertising, and they don’t have to run the expensive clinical trials that the original brand needed to do to get FDA approval for that kind of drug.

You can always double-check with the pharmacist if you’re concerned about buying the right pill. But as long as it says “levonorgestrel 1.5mg” somewhere on the package, feel free to buy the cheapest morning-after pill on the shelf —  it will work exactly the same as more expensive brands.

-Kendall at Planned Parenthood

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