Skip to comments.The dawn of demonic deception [the birth control pill]
Posted on 04/23/2010 3:32:33 PM PDT by mlizzy
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of "The Pill" the Wall Street Journal ran a lengthy and misleading article ("The Birth Control Riddle" April 20, 2009) by Melinda Beck, calling the arrival of The Birth Control Pill the "dawn of dependable contraception" which "ignited the sexual revolution, ended the post-war baby boom and helped millions of women enter the work force." Ms Beck then proceeds to lament all of the "unplanned pregnancies" which still occur today before detailing for us how safe it is now to use new and improved birth control methods.
Marshall McLuhan, the late, great expert on the media, who converted to Catholicism before he died said, "The major media are engaged in a Luciferian conspiracy against the truth." How true! Ms Beck's column is a prime example of this conspiracy, including such blatant lies and misrepresentations as:
"the benefits outweigh the risks" when taking "The Pill"Beck then goes on to reassure the readers with sources such as the Guttmacher Institute (Planned Parenthood's own research arm) and a quote from Planned Parenthood's VP of Medical Affairs who explains away the damaging side effects by saying, "We have to keep these things in perspective. A woman's risk for problems is substantially higher during pregnancy."
"...the longer a woman uses the pill, the lower her risk of ovarian and endometrial cancer", and
"...the pill does not seem to increase the risk of getting [breast cancer]".
"The Pill" and the widespread use of other contraceptives in reality ushered in the 'Dawn of Demonic Deception' in America. One needs only to review some of the bitter fruits of "The Pill" to appreciate why.
--A Mayo Clinic study said that women who use hormonal contraceptives for a minimum of 4 years prior to their first full term pregnancy have a 52% higher risk of developing breast cancerAs we look around today, we see how accurately Pope Paul VI predicted what would follow if contraception were adopted on a wide scale: a general lowering of moral standards, an increase in infidelity, ever-greater objectification of women, and the use of contraception as a weapon. Smaller and more broken families, rampant homosexuality, pornography, and China's coercive one-child policy are just some of the sad and obvious reminders of Pope Paul's wisdom in reaffirming the Church's perennial teaching against contraception in Humanae vitae.
--Women who use a hormonal contraceptive for more then 5 yrs are 4 times more likely to develop cervical cancer
--Prior to the sexual revolution and "The Pill" there were known to be 5 sexually transmitted diseases: Today there are more than 30.
--There are over 50 medical studies which indicate that use of oral contraceptives and Depo-Provera place women at higher risk for almost all known risk factors of HIV.
Exposing the lies of contraception is, indeed, the great moral challenge of our day. It is not only a battle for life, it is a battle for souls.
When asked recently by a major publication to name her greatest regret, Martha Stewart replied, "Not having a dozen offspring." This neatly summarizes the widespread "post-contraceptive regret" that weighs heavily on the hearts and souls of women who bought into the lies of the abortion industry. Even Catholic families have since the 1960's dropped from 5.5 to 2.1 children today, increasingly rejecting the joys and challenges of larger families for the lesser goods of greater material comfort, "freedom," and professional accomplishment.
The 1920's-era story (ironically, the same time that Margaret Sanger was beginning her efforts to legalize contraception and abortion in America) comes to mind of the small boy who was peering out a window at dusk as a man came along to light the gas street lights.
His mother asked, "What are you looking at?"
As if explaining the obvious, the boy replied, "I am watching a man poke holes in the darkness."
Today as confirmed Catholics this is all that God is asking of us - to stand in bold witness and poke holes in the spiritual darkness that surrounds us. Encountering the demonic deceptions forwarded by Ms. Beck and others who ignore the devastation wrought by contraception, we must answer with the light of truth.
Our daily faithfulness to God's perfect plan for sexuality and marriage through the rosary and sacraments is the only way to reclaim the culture and our nation. Only by using these gifts can we help bring about a countercultural comeback of chastity and the family. [emphasis, link; mine]
In “The Everlasting Man,” (1925) Chesterton positively links witchcraft with the war against children and childhood and demonic influence.
Holy smokes, I had no idea. No I'll have to read his book about media.
The pill is not nearly as bad as its critics accuse it of being and nowhere near as foolproof as its proponents believe.
Hasn’t breast cancer been linked to the pill?
Let me rephrase for clarity:
In The Everlasting Man, (1925) Chesterton positively links witchcraft and demonic influence with the war against children and childhood
The pill is the "culture of death" in a small dose. It doesn't get worse than that - it only varies by degree.
Playing with the human endocrine system is the stupidest thing any normal person can do, health-wise. Human knowledge of medicine is not advanced enough to cover all aspects of repercussions from ingesting such substances.
Consequences of Artificial Methods -- 17. Responsible men can become more deeply convinced of the truth of the doctrine laid down by the Church on this issue if they reflect on the consequences of methods and plans for artificial birth control. Let them first consider how easily this course of action could open wide the way for marital infidelity and a general lowering of moral standards. Not much experience is needed to be fully aware of human weakness and to understand that human beingsand especially the young, who are so exposed to temptationneed incentives to keep the moral law, and it is an evil thing to make it easy for them to break that law. Another effect that gives cause for alarm is that a man who grows accustomed to the use of contraceptive methods may forget the reverence due to a woman, and, disregarding her physical and emotional equilibrium, reduce her to being a mere instrument for the satisfaction of his own desires, no longer considering her as his partner whom he should surround with care and affection ...
Should people have more kids than they can afford to raise?
Are you willing to pay for the little darlings? Hmmm?
If anything, we should be requiring certain low-skilled immigrants to agree to Depo Provera injections as a condition to coming to our country. Our schools and hospitals will thank us.
Then put them up for adoption. There’s no such thing as an unwanted child.
Margaret Sanger [Planned Parenthood's founder] devoted her life to legalizing birth control and making it universally available for women ... When Sanger passed away ... after more than half a century of fighting for the right of women to control their own fertility, she died knowing she had won the battle.
tell that to the Russians
In destroying the power of giving life, through contraception, a husband or wife is doing something to self. This . . . destroys the gift of love in him or her Mother Teresa
And Mother Teresa would be a real authority on that stuff, huh?
Having been married and had all those kids and everything, right?
Knows all about it, she does.
This is a lie.
Read the science, please (http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2896%2990806-5/abstract) and do not spread ignorant hysteria.
It was a devout Catholic (Dr. John Rock) that invented an oral contraceptive.
Yes. I hope she washed her hands after.
In one study, use of birth control pills led to a higher risk of premenopausal breast cancer in women who took the pill for four or more years before having a baby. --Mayo Clinic
Should people have more kids than they can afford to raise?
Are you willing to pay for the little darlings? Hmmm?
11 posted on Friday, April 23, 2010 6:52:06 PM by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
If people waited til they could ‘afford’ children, there would be no children.
You are in an ugly mood, today, humblegunner.
Benjamin Franklin was the 15th of 17 children.
We are all against the welfare state. It is twisted to blame fertility for welfare abuses.
We can oppose welfare and support the conception and birth of children at the same time.
I think that if they ever invent a good birth control pill for men, that women will suddenly become less promiscuous.
"In 1968 the papal encyclical Humanae Vitae entrenched Catholic opposition to hormonal contraception. Rock was profoundly disappointed. For the first time in his life, he stopped attending Mass." --Link.
there were a lot fewer "feral children" before birth control than after.
The character of children reflects the character of society, not the number of children per family.
That was how he was described and it apparently how he viewed himself hence my useage.
There might be some Catholics who have suffered official sanction over their views on birth control (and abortion) but I can think of many more who did not.
One that comes to mind is Robert Drinan, the priest who served in Congress and was a dependable supporter of every abortion friendly bill that came up. He left and spent many years as a professor at G-town, I believe.
"All the evil in the world can be attributed to lukewarm Catholics."A Truly wonderful and devout Catholic is the priest that operates Human Life International, the site that published this birth control piece. You may have heard his name, Fr. Thomas J. Euteneuer. He is one of only twelve official Church exorcists in the United States today, and I can only imagine the Satanic battles he frequently involves himself in. This is one of his quotes that I have posted on Free Republic before, but it bears repeating, as it directly connects to the last line of this thread's article.
"We are reminded that even supposed political victories are temporary, and that the solution to these problems is not political, even if we have to keep up the political fight and our activist efforts," said Father Euteneuer. "We are called to prayer, fasting and conversion... only God can put a stop to the horror of abortion now" --Link.
No one said that they sid that the pill is very dangerous to a woman. There are natural methods of birth control that are very reliable as long as both parties are willing to abstain during fertile periods. I have never been exposed to these hormones(except what is in our drinking water) and am very glad for that. I’ve never taken the pill and my Mother had never taken the pill prior to my birth. I worry for both of my younger sisters knowing their odds for cancer.
The pill came along at a time when morals were changing. Maybe the pill helped accelerate those changes, and people’s attitudes towards sex outside marriage.
I had heard that in the very beginning, about 1960, the pill was available only to married couples. The idea was that married couples would be able to control when they conceived, not for single girls to take the pill and be promiscuous.
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“The pill is not nearly as bad as its critics accuse it of being...”
It isn’t an abortificant?
You are wealthy and Blessed.
Would the Catholic Church then agree to take care of the feral children that would result?Yes.
Amen. Truth is hard to swallow, but Truth it is.
RE: “The pill is not nearly as bad as its critics accuse it of being and nowhere near as foolproof as its proponents believe.”
“Get behind me Satan.”
RE: “If anything, we should be requiring certain low-skilled immigrants to agree to Depo Provera injections as a condition to coming to our country.”
Admit it, you got that from Margret Sanger...or Adolph Hitler.
This type of thought is what makes america ugly
I always thought that Marshall McLuhan’s book and his famous phrase, “The medium is the message,” was essential reading to understand what was gong on in those days.
All the trendy people picked it up, and loved McLuhan. What they perhaps didn’t understand is that he didn’t necessarily APPROVE of what he described.
Artificial contraception was condemned as a sinful act by every major Christian denomination in the world, Protestant and Catholic, until 1930. Pope Paul VI in his 1968 Encyclical Letter, Humanae Vitae reaffirmed the Catholic Churchs continued position against Artificial Birth Control because it is in direct opposition to the fundamental purposes of marriage and family. The very word contraception means against conceptionagainst new life.
Pope Paul VI warned that the widespread use of contraception would lead to “conjugal infidelity and the general lowering of morality.” The rates of abortion (about one of every four pregnancies in the US), divorce (approximately 50 percent of all marriages), family breakdown, wife and child abuse, venereal disease, and out of wedlock births have all massively increased since the mid-1960s.
When birth control fails many people will inevitably turn to abortion. The contraceptive mentality of the culture has become increasingly dependent upon the back-up of abortion to the extent that the value of human life is becoming increasingly cheap. In vitro fertilization, cloning, genetic manipulation and embryo experimentation—which turn human life into a mere commodity—are all descendants of contraceptive technology.
From: Birth Control and NFP: What's the Difference? (by Fr. Frank Pavone) http://www.priestsforlife.org/articles/nfpdifferences.html (excerpts)
[Natural Family Planning] NFP does not refer to the so-called “calendar rhythm method”, which was based on calendar calculations of a “normal” cycle. NFP, instead, is based on direct observations of various signs that occur in a woman's body which tell her when ovulation occurs. These observations are relatively easy to make, take only a few minutes, and work even for irregular cycles. NFP is internationally known and practical and has an extremely high effectiveness.
NFP does not separate sex from responsibility.
NFP is not just a “method” based on physiology. Rather, NFP is based on virtue. It is based on sexual self-control, which is necessary for a healthy marriage.
NFP puts the responsibility for family planning squarely on the shoulders of both partners, because it requires communication and cooperation.
NFP is not just a means of avoiding pregnancy, as artificial contraception is. Rather, it can also be used to achieve pregnancy since it pinpoints ovulation. It is a wholly positive approach to the sexual life of the spouses. It is clean, inexpensive, morally acceptable, and reliable.
As with anything good, NFP can be misused, if a couple has the wrong motives. Married couples are called by God to cooperate generously in bringing forth and educating new life. For a couple to decide that “we don't want children at this time”, there need to be serious, objective reasons (health, finances, etc.). If the reasons are not objective but selfish, then the couple cannot justify the avoidance of pregnancy just because they are using NFP to do it. In this case they are not practicing “family planning”, but “family avoidance”!
The Pill can cause abortion: Contraceptive drugs (including “the pill”) act in three major ways: 1st, they prevent the release of the egg from the ovaries; 2nd, they thicken the mucus in the reproductive tract, making it more difficult for the sperm to reach the egg; and 3rd, should the egg manage to be released and fertilized, thus forming a new human being, they cause the wall of the uterus to prevent implantation, thus causing the new child to be aborted.
Dr. Ronald Chez, a scientist at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), publicly stated that the new Pills of today, with their lower estrogen dose, allow ovulation up to 50% of the time! It is estimated that Chemical “Contraceptives” cause between 7 to 12 million early abortions each year in America (Source: Study of Abortion Deaths Ad Hoc Commission 1995). Most women using the Pill (and other “birth control” methods) do not know they can become pregnant and have early abortions.
To find out more about the Pill and other chemical contraceptives that cause early abortions, go to:
“Birth Control Abortions”. http://www.prolife.com/BIRTHCNT.html
Church teaching on birth control
Catechism of the Catholic Church 2370 Periodic continence, that is, the methods of birth regulation based on self-observation and the use of infertile periods, is in conformity with the objective criteria of morality. These methods respect the bodies of the spouses, encourage tenderness between them, and favor the education of an authentic freedom. In contrast, “every action which, whether in anticipation of the conjugal act, or in its accomplishment, or in the development of its natural consequences, proposes, whether as an end or as a means, to render procreation impossible” is intrinsically evil:
Thus the innate language that expresses the total reciprocal self-giving of husband and wife is overlaid, through contraception, by an objectively contradictory language, namely, that of not giving oneself totally to the other. This leads not only to a positive refusal to be open to life but also to a falsification of the inner truth of conjugal love, which is called upon to give itself in personal totality. . . . The difference, both anthropological and moral, between contraception and recourse to the rhythm of the cycle . . . involves in the final analysis two irreconcilable concepts of the human person and of human sexuality. http://www.usccb.org/catechism/text/pt3sect2chpt2art6.htm#2370
2399 The regulation of births represents one of the aspects of responsible fatherhood and motherhood. Legitimate intentions on the part of the spouses do not justify recourse to morally unacceptable means (for example, direct sterilization or contraception). http://www.usccb.org/catechism/text/pt3sect2chpt2art6.htm#2399
Humanae Vitae: On the Regulation of Births, Pope Paul VI, 1968 http://www.usccb.org/prolife/tdocs/humanaevitae.htm
Natural Family Planning (NFP) http://www.ccli.org/
Pope Preaches Inviolability of Human Life and Sanctity of the Family to Europe, Africa
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The pill/a condom aren’t anywhere near abortion and its almost laughable to suggest. Abortion is an abomination that should be illegal but the other two are and should be fully legal though i’m sure plenty of the big-government nanny state “conservatives” on here would be more than happy to see the pill made illegal.
Sometimes, you may conceive a child, and the timing of it may stink. But hey, you play you pay. We all know how babies are made. I don't care what birth control you are using, none of them are 100% full proof(other than abstinence of course). You must always be open to the possibility that you may conceive a child. If you aren't “open” to that than keep your legs “closed”.