Another fantastic byproduct of feminism and social engineering. Man is such a stupid, arrogant creature.
Sandra Fluke shocked!
They’ve been finding traces of Viagra in the drinking water in the northeast which explained the sudden hardness in the water here.
I have wondered and suspected for years that the use of contraceptives:
1. Gets into the water supply but how long does it take to break down.
2. Causes long term reproductive problems
3. Emasculates males of multiple species when part of the water supply though this article suggest no other evidence suggests yes.
4. Is leading to severe long term health problems in women once they reach middle to late middle-age. E.g. many women of this age group I know have had hysterectomies, many have reproductive tract problems, cervical cancer probably borne of HPV is common, heart problems etc. I know one lady who has never taken progesterone and is well into her late 50s with no problems at all.
The article is entitled "What the Pill is doing to our water supply," yet the article itself is replete with qualifiers like this:
"While studies such as these cannot be taken as a direct assessment of the impact of environmental EDCs on humans, they do have certain advantages."
"... in November of last year, the British Medical Journal published a report indicating that levels of prostate cancer in men are highest in geographic areas with the greatest use of oral contraceptives . While the authors stress that their findings are correlative rather than causative, their work provides a sobering hypothesis for further important research."
Coincidences are just that. Hormonally speaking, one would be hard pressed to credibly separate excreted hormone metabolites which are a consequence of birth control pills from hormone substances and other steroidal metabolites from things like animal excretion run-off.
Furthermore, one should not confuse the term "more difficult" (if true) with implying that progestins are "more prevelant" than other drugs: "...one such study conducted in France noted that progestins in particular were more resistant to removal by water treatment methods, compared with other types of pharmaceuticals."
A PhD should know that jumbling coincidences together like this cannot credibly title an article, "What the Pill is doing to our water supply," based on the stadies she cites.
There are many scientific reasons to oppose abortion and abortifacients. An article like this does not help Pro-lifers to make the case for what are other certainly better studied and more credible scientific reasons to oppose abortion.