Women across the country have reason to educate themselves this week. Why? Because one week ago today, the law that provides American women with access to health services – including free birth control, abortifacients, and sterilization at no cost, no co-pay, no increase in premium, no deductible—has gone into effect.
We wouldn’t have had to face this tragedy without the work of countless politicians, Georgetown alumni, even our own president, among others, who valiantly stood up against the Catholic Church and other religious institutions, and sadly, with great misunderstanding, developed a program that would mislead millions of women into thinking birth control is a good thing.
And so our work begins. What if American women actively take ‘advantage’ of these benefits? More women will die, more babies will die, our population will dwindle, and women will lose their femininity. Many American women don’t recognize these realities. That’s why we need to spread the word.
So, here’s what birth control and sterilization, the realities of “preventive care” will do for women and society:
- More women will get cancer. The American Cancer Society names estrogen-progestogen oral contraceptives as known carcinogens. But hey, the pill may in fact protect women against some cancers as well – endometrium and ovary. You know what also protects against endometrial cancer? Having babies. And while ovarian cancer risk reduction seems great, it’s quite a compromise for the 4-fold increase in odds of your getting cervical cancer. Your liver might be a loss as well. The good news is the tumor you get will likely be benign. The bad news is benign tumors have a fatally high risk of bleeding or rupturing.
- More women will suffer from blood clots and strokes. Simply put, you’re twice as susceptible if you take oral contraception.
- More women will lose their libido. The hormones in oral contraceptives decrease sex drive. Less desire for sex usually means less sex, which doesn’t much help the next dilemma…
- The United States will continue to lose its population. We have already faced a steady decline in fertility since 1950, and in 2008, our country quietly slipped below the replacement rate: the necessary number of children mothers need to have in order to maintain the population. (It is helpful to note that the pill was commercialized in the US in 1957 and Roe v. Wade has taken about 50 million people from our country since 1973.) Decrease in birth rates will mean we will not be able to support our aging population. The UN projects the average age of the world will nearly double from 22 in 1975 to 38 in 2050.
- More babies will die. Because the earliest forms of the pill contained such high levels of hormones that they were killing women, adjustments had to be made so that instead, birth control hormones would only kill babies, not their mothers. Modern contraceptives (including the IUD, Depo-Provera, the pill, the patch, the ring and Plan B) all have lower hormones with less promise to prevent fertilization, instead thickening the uterine lining to prevent fertilized eggs from implanting so any baby conceived is sloughed away. Too many people don’t understand the reality of new human life beginning at conception, although the majority of US obstetrician-gynecologists, 57 out of every 100, support that pregnancy begins at conception, according to a study by Reuters. At the moment of conception, two half-genomes come together to form a complete set of genes containing all the DNA which creates a new human being. At this moment, the biological gender of the child is determined. The contraceptive industry, as well as many doctors and politicians, would have you believe that cutting off the survival of your baby boy or girl is not abortive and that no conception is taking place. This misunderstanding is costing millions of lives.
- Women will continue losing their womanhood. It is amazing that even though women are only fertile just a few days of their cycle and men are fertile 100% of the time, women suffer the effects of almost 5 times as many contraceptive methods. (Men have only 3: vasectomy, condoms, and withdrawal.) The task is not just a chore; it’s a sacrifice of health and well-being. Women are submitting to contraception and calling it empowerment. Most women who would like to consider themselves empowered by taking charge of their reproductive rights are completely mistaken, giving up one of their most uniquely feminine qualities: the ability to conceive and bring new life into the world. They are extinguishing that which makes them truly female.
Contraception is not just a drug; it’s a culture. The value of a father and mother open to life, promoting the family and the perpetuation of society is giving way to selfish egotism. We must spread the word that sex without consequences means bad for our country, bad for families, and bad for women.
So today, women and men of America, I hope you’ll recognize the truth. And share it. We can turn this culture around!