The Roman gynecologist Soranus is quoted “A contraceptive differs from an abortive, for the first does not let contraception take place while the latter destroys what has been conceived. Let us therefore call the one abortive and the other contraceptive.”
That was the 100s CE, which means we’ve known this for nearly 2000 years. So when referring to the Morning After Pill or to contraception (like condoms, birth control, etc.) let’s not be idiots.
I’ve read this multiple times and I can’t shake the impression that most people are misinterpreting the message. I may be wrong on this though and I may be the one misreading this due to some grammatical trickery and ambiguity.
I am almost certain the OP is (very incorrectly) trying to assert that anyone who doesn’t see the morning after pill as abortion is an idiot. Which is completely and utterly incorrect. There is a (very intentional) massive amount of misperception about what the morning after pill is. The morning after pill is an emergency contraceptive. Meaning to OPs original definition it prevents contraception.
How does it prevent contraception you ask? Well, despite common perception conception doesn’t generally immediately happen after sex. A woman has to actually have an egg around for the sperm to fertilize, which isn’t the case all the time. Sperm are persistent little fuckers though and are willing and able to hang around for a while waiting for an egg to show up. The morning after pill prevents ovulation. Meaning that egg isn’t going to show up, therefor preventing pregnancy. So, based on the definitions OP quotes the morning after pill is a contraceptive.
However, I want to make it clear that not understanding that the morning after pill is a contraceptive does not make anyone an idiot. There is a male dominated media and political system which wants you to be ignorant. Combine this with the abysmal state of sex education (again due to that system) and of course most people don’t understand the many different forms and variety of contraception and their proper uses. That being said though, if after being taught the facts you still choose to be willfully ignorant then you are an idiot, and a piece of shit.