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.