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  • What Is (and Isn't) at Stake for Obamacare in the Hobby Lobby Case

    06/28/2014 8:46:36 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    the National Journal.com ^ | 6/24/2014 | Sam Baker
    The Supreme Court won't strike down Obamacare's contraception mandate, but a ruling for the law's challengers could still render the policy toothless for millions of women. The justices are set to rule any day now in a challenge to the birth-control mandate, and any decision against the policy would have ripple effects far beyond the two companies that filed this lawsuit. Just how far, however, depends on how broadly the Court rules—and it has plenty of options. No matter what happens, the Court won't strike down the entire mandate. The two companies that brought their challenge to the Supreme Court—Hobby...
  • Planned Parenthood [A look Back - The Wanderer, April 3, 1941]

    02/16/2014 7:05:12 AM PST · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    The Wanderer Press ^ | April 3, 1941 | The Wanderer
    Planned Parenthood November 11, 2013 repository No Comments This article appeared in The Wanderer, April 3, 1941.  (WOW, Look what we have 70 years later.) A group which calls itself the National Committee for Planned Parenthood has begun a nationwide campaign to have the promotion of birth control included in State and national health programs. The committee—which, according to propaganda sheets reaching our desk has a branch in Minnesota—is said to be composed of more than a thousand “leaders in American public life” who feel it necessary to focus public attention on the need for “planned parenthood,” especially among...
  • Florida Man Who Tricked Girlfriend Into Taking Abortion Pill Gets Nearly 14 years in Prison

    01/29/2014 5:55:14 AM PST · by lbryce · 45 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | January 29, 2014 | Sasha Goldstein
    Original Title:Florida Man Who Tricked Girlfriend Into Taking Abortion Pill Sentenced to Nearly 14 years in Prison A twisted Florida man was sentenced to nearly 14 years in prison for tricking his ex-girlfriend into taking an abortion pill last year and killing their 6-week old fetus. John Andrew Welden, 29, apologized Monday for his actions as a federal judge in Tampa handed down the 13 year, 8 month sentence. But his victim, former girlfriend Remee Jo Lee, demanded the judge show the calculating fiend “the same amount of mercy that he showed me during my pregnancy,” the Tampa Tribune reported....
  • Study in India: oral contraceptives dramatically increase risk of breast cancer (by 950%)

    01/03/2014 3:57:17 AM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | January 2, 2014 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    From The Times of India: Women who take oral contraceptives regularly are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer compared to others, shows a study by AIIMS doctors. Breast cancer risk was found to be 9.5 times more in women with a history of consuming such pills. Early menstruation cycle, late marriage and lower duration of breastfeeding were the other major factors responsible for the disease amongIndians, according to the study published in the latest issue of the Indian Journal of Cancer.The study was conducted on 640 women, of which 320 were breast cancer patients.“We found long-term use of...
  • The pill can kill (India: Oral contraceptives increase cancer risk by 950%)

    01/02/2014 2:42:16 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 28 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Jan 2, 2014 | Durgesh Nandan Jha,TNN
    NEW DELHI: Women who take oral contraceptives regularly are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer compared to others, shows a study by AIIMS doctors. Breast cancer risk was found to be 9.5 times more in women with a history of consuming such pills. Early menstruation cycle, late marriage and lower duration of breastfeeding were the other major factors responsible for the disease among Indians, according to the study published in the latest issue of the Indian Journal of Cancer. The study was conducted on 640 women, of which 320 were breast cancer patients. "We found long-term use of...
  • Birth Control

    12/13/2013 7:14:49 PM PST · by narses · 40 replies
    In 1968, Pope Paul VI issued his landmark encyclical letter Humanae Vitae (Latin, "Human Life"), which reemphasized the Church’s constant teaching that it is always intrinsically wrong to use contraception to prevent new human beings from coming into existence. Contraception is "any action which, either in anticipation of the conjugal act [sexual intercourse], 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" (Humanae Vitae 14). This includes sterilization, condoms and other barrier methods, spermicides, coitus interruptus (withdrawal method), the Pill, and all other such...
  • America as Pill Bug (great imagery on this piece of Obama foreign policy)

    08/08/2013 7:13:08 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 20 replies
    National Review Online ^ | August 8, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    We’ve all run across the pill bug in our gardens. At the first sign of danger, the tiny paranoid crustacean suddenly turns into a ball — in hopes the danger will have passed when he unrolls. That roly-poly bug can serve as a fair symbol of present-day U.S. foreign policy, especially in our understandable weariness over Iraq, Afghanistan, and the scandals that are overwhelming the Obama administration.
  • Abortion and the Pill: The Numbers

    05/05/2013 6:33:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/04/2013 | Robert VerBruggen
    Jillian Melchior makes the case for selling the pill over the counter. I couldn’t agree more; women should not need a doctor’s permission to take a birth-control pill (or just about any other pill, for that matter). But regarding the argument that this measure will reduce abortion, I was compelled to check the data.As I argued two years ago, abortions by and large aren’t the result of poor access to birth control. Instead, most abortions happen because people intentionally engage in high-risk sexual activity and use abortion as a backup. But this is a country with a million abortions a...
  • FDA: Morning-after pill OK for ages 15 and up

    04/30/2013 4:11:58 PM PDT · by jobim · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 30, 2013 | LAURAN NEERGAARD
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government is moving the morning-after pill over the counter but only those 15 and older can buy it - an attempt to find middle ground just days before a court-imposed deadline to lift all age restrictions on the emergency contraceptive.
  • Protestant Author: Contraception is a "Tipping Point for the Evangelical Movement."

    05/01/2012 6:46:23 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 4/30/12 | Carl E. Olson
    A powerful quote from a source that might surprise some readers:Beneath the issue of contraception is a question about the role ideals and norms play in our communal lives. Yes, they restrict our behavior in ways that are sometimes inconvenient. Yet in doing so, they intrinsically call us and our communities toward a life that we might not otherwise choose on our own. What's more, they amplify the need for repentance and reconciliation, rather than watering down such a need through the "pragmatic" concession to the fallenness of the world. We may occasionally fail to meet them. But confronting our...
  • Judge Mathis - I missed my pill !

    02/10/2012 11:09:32 PM PST · by rawhide · 2 replies
    If you want a good laugh, watch the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tq-HckYG5CU&feature=related
  • Free morning-after Christmas sex “jingle pill”

    12/13/2011 10:30:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    We already know there is nothing left sacred. Now all there is to report are the deepening degrees of blasphemy. Here’s one, with some irony thrown in. Bearing in mind Christmas celebrates the birth of world’s Savior, the British Pregnancy Advisory Service launched a campaign offering free morning-after pills through the month of December to those who end up doing more than kissing under the mistletoe. Click to enlarge… The website name’s double entendre is gross. Bpas initially offered to mail the morning-after pill free after a phone “consultation.” But the campaign has attracted so much attention the sexy Santa...
  • Nuns on the Pill: An intelligent way to help holy women?

    December 12, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two Australian researchers have argued that the Catholic Church should make the oral contraceptive pill “freely available” to all her nuns to reduce the “risk of those accursed pests, cancer of the ovary and uterus.” The Comment that appeared in The Lancet December 8th stated that the world’s 94,790 nuns pay a “terrible price for their chastity” because not bearing children increased their risk of ovarian and uterine cancers. “If the Catholic Church could make the oral contraceptive pill freely available to all its nuns, it would reduce the risk of those accursed pests,” you...
  • Pelosi avoids criticism of Obama, Sebelius on morning-after pill

    12/09/2011 4:43:42 AM PST · by Libloather
    The Hill ^ | 12/08/11 | Sam Baker
    Pelosi avoids criticism of Obama, Sebelius on morning-after pillBy Sam Baker - 12/08/11 01:53 PM ET House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) avoided criticizing President Obama or Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for the decision to overrule federal regulators and limit access to the morning-after pill. At a Thursday news conference, Pelosi said science should guide the decision about whether to make Plan B available without a prescription to girls younger than 17. But she did not criticize Sebelius for overruling scientists at the Food and Drug Administration to block wider access to Plan B. “I have the...
  • Left 'speechless' as Sebelius overrules FDA on access to morning-after pill (2012 politics)

    12/08/2011 3:38:52 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/07/11 | Sam Baker
    Left 'speechless' as Sebelius overrules FDA on access to morning-after pillBy Sam Baker - 12/07/11 06:28 PM ET In a decision steeped in 2012 politics, President Obama’s top health official on Wednesday overruled government scientists to block wider access to the so-called “morning-after pill.” The decision to leave in place a requirement that women younger than 17 get a prescription for the drug was a huge surprise to liberal groups and advocates for the Plan B contraceptive, some of whom said they were left “speechless” by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’s involvement. It came a day after Sebelius...
  • There's Something Fishy About The White House's $433 Million Investment In A Smallpox Vaccine

    11/15/2011 10:18:12 AM PST · by blam · 12 replies
    TBI - The Blaze ^ | 11-15-2011 | Becket Adams
    There's Something Fishy About The White House's $433 Million Investment In A Smallpox Vaccine Becket Adams, The Blaze Nov. 15, 2011, 12:21[Editor's note: smallpox is indeed a horrifying and terrible disease; this cannot be overstated. It is not the intent of this article to mitigate the very real and terrible nature of the disease. The point of this article is to question the White Houses’ intentions in this deal.] Several critics believe that the Obama administration’s $433 million investment in the new ST-246 smallpox vaccine reeks of scandal. How could a multimillion dollar investment in an antiviral pill that could...
  • A little movie help?...

    09/06/2011 2:58:01 PM PDT · by DGHoodini · 40 replies
    TV | 9/6/2011 | DGHoodini
    Trying to locate the name of a relatively recent movie: The plot line as I remember it from the ad, was that an ordinary Joe, accidental takes a "pill" that causes him to be able to use a large percentage of his brain, in a conscious state, and makes him the smartest man on the planet. The person who made the pill, takes umbrage, and becomes the antagonist. I've been trying out all the permutations of key worhds on IMDB to no joy. Any help appreciated.
  • FDA announces review of birth control pills over serious blood clot risks [Bayer with 7000 lawsuits]

    06/04/2011 12:18:15 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 1, 2011 | Peter J. Smith
    FDA announces review of birth control pills over serious blood clot risks by Peter J. Smith Wed Jun 01 5:32 PM EST WASHINGTON, D.C., June 1, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Federal drug regulators are now reviewing studies that say some modern birth control pills may pose a serious risk of clots to women who take them. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Tuesday that they were conducting a safety review of birth control products containing drospirenone, a synthetic female sex hormone or progestin. German pharmaceutical maker Bayer’s oral contraceptives Yaz, Yasmine, Safyral, Beyaz, and their generics are part...
  • Study: New pill greatly reduces HIV risk for men

    Men who are HIV-negative and who faithfully use a daily pill containing drugs to treat HIV can greatly reduce their risk of acquiring the deadly virus, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) says in a study released on Tuesday. "These results represent a major advance in HIV prevention research," said Dr. Kevin Fenton, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention. "For the first time, we have evidence that a daily pill used to treat HIV is partially effective for preventing HIV among gay and bisexual men at...
  • Girls as young as 13 can get the Pill from chemists without seeing a doctor for the first time

    11/01/2010 1:16:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/1/10 | Sophie Borland
    Girls as young as 13 can get the Pill without seeing a doctor for the first time. Teenagers below the legal age of consent will be able to walk into their local pharmacist and get the contraceptive tablets over the counter. The scheme, which is being introduced in a bid to reduce soaring underage pregnancy rates, will mean young girls can go on the Pill without informing their parents. But critics warn that it is effectively giving teenagers a license to have more sex, so will just encourage greater promiscuity.
  • RACE FOR THE TRUTH ABOUT THE SUSAN G. KOMEN FOUNDATION

    10/31/2010 1:14:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies
    zna ^ | October 29, 2010 | Jenn Giroux
    CINCINNATI, Ohio, OCT. 29, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Everywhere I looked this month I saw a pink ribbon. It was on my dry cleaning bag, grocery bag, coffee cup, mail catalogs, receipts, billboards … it goes on and on. Don't get me wrong. I love the color pink, and breast cancer prevention and finding a cure is critical to women today. However, I also love the truth. That is why October 2010 is a good time to take Breast Cancer Awareness Month to a whole new level with some facts which can lead to both the physical and spiritual health of women...
  • The Evangelical Christian case against contraception

    08/05/2010 3:06:41 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Renew America ^ | 8/4/2010 | Matt C. Abbott
    The (im)morality of contraception is something the majority of Christians are either uncomfortable discussing or, in some cases, simply not interested in addressing. But they should be, especially if they're truly invested in building a culture of life. It's easy for an assenting Catholic like myself — despite the widespread dissent among Catholics on this issue — to harp on the intrinsic immorality of contraception and its inseparable connection to abortion. So I was pleasantly surprised to see that an Evangelical Christian, Bryan C. Hodge, has given the issue serious treatment in his book The Christian Case against Contraception: Making...
  • Do *You* Know How the Pill Works?

    07/30/2010 7:26:30 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 2 replies
    Reflections of a Paralytic ^ | 7-29-10 | Chelsea Zimmerman
    It’s probably not a stretch to say that most people in our pill crazy society don’t know exactly how any one of their prescription drugs work. Here is a short version (below on left; click video to view) of the documentary 28 Days on the Pill highlighting how many people are uninformed about how hormonal contraceptives work: Not only does the pill not totally prevent pregnancy, but it can have some harmful, even deadly, side-effects on the woman as well, including an increased risk of breast cancer. View the entire 28 Days documentary (click on video at right): The Birth...
  • A Prophecy Fulfilled (Pill's 50th Birthday - Repost)

    05/29/2010 4:36:38 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies · 401+ views
    Jesse Romero .com ^ | 1962 | Dick Cremins, S.J.
    A Prophecy Fulfilled Fr. Stanislas de Lestapis, a French Jesuit, died in 1999 at the age of 94. He had been a member of the Papal Commission on Birth Control and was one of the signatories of its so-called Minority Report. He had published a book on Birth Control, of which the third edition appeared in 1962, long before Humanae Vitae (1968). In Chapter 7, on The Contraceptive Civilization, he made the following bold prophecies: 'We do not hesitate to say that the acceptance of contraception will produce profound changes in our civilization. These changes are already taking place in...
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] The 40th anniversary of Humanae Vitae

    05/25/2010 6:55:01 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 4 replies · 135+ views
    StudiO'brien ^ | 1-1-09 | Michael D. O'Brien
    This summer marks the 40th anniversary of the publication of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae. It is hard to believe that so many years have passed, more than a generation. How swiftly it has gone, and how changed is the face of our world. Let us not blame war or economic trouble or abortion for the current state of the world, for this would be to blame symptoms and ignore the source of the disease. It is, in fact, contraception that is destroying Western civilization. In many of the documents of Vatican II and in subsequent papal encyclicals, the...
  • Pop the magic pill, live beyond a 100

    05/12/2010 2:36:48 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 34 replies · 830+ views
    Indian Express ^ | May 12, 2010 | ???
    Scientists claim that they are close to developing a “magic pill”, which allows people to live beyond 100, and be fit and healthy. An international team is working on the miracle pill after the scientists have identified genes that extend life and prevent diseases including Alzheimer’s, diabetes and even cancer, the Daily Express reported. Professor Nir Barzilai, one of the world’s leading researchers into the ageing process, told experts at London’s Royal Society that the “magic pill” could be on sale in 18 months. One key factor seen in people who reach 100 is high levels of the “good” cholesterol...
  • Pill to Live Past 100 Ready in 2yrs

    05/14/2010 4:24:46 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 34 replies · 966+ views
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 5/14/2010 | EMMA MORTON
    PEOPLE will be given pills to live healthily beyond 100 within TWO YEARS, a top professor revealed yesterday. The drugs - a spin-off from research into age-related illnesses such as Alzheimer's - are already being developed. Professor Nir Barzilai, one of the world's leading experts on ageing, said as he joined fellow scientists at a London conference: "Pharmaceutical companies are developing these drugs now. "They will probably be available for testing from 2012." The astonishing breakthrough follows intensive research into what makes cells die - and why some people dodge major illnesses such as cancer, diabetes and dementia to live...
  • Aging Sex Icon Raquel Welch: Contraceptives Shattered Marriage, the 'Cornerstone of Civilization'

    05/12/2010 9:22:54 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 46 replies · 2,046+ views
    Life Site News ^ | May 12, 2010 | Kathleen Gilbert
    Wednesday May 12, 2010 Aging Sex Icon Raquel Welch: Contraceptives Shattered Marriage, the 'Cornerstone of Civilization' By Kathleen GilbertMay 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Once hailed as the female sex symbol Playboy deemed the "Most Desired Woman" of the 1970s, actress Raquel Welch has now taken a more critical look at the contraceptive revolution during which she shot to stardom. In a recent column for CNN, Welch rejoices in the experience of pregnancy, and laments the havoc that the free-sex ethos has wreaked on marriage and family life. Welch opens her column by noting that, after Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger...
  • Despite Catholic teachings, women religiously take the pill {Open}

    05/10/2010 12:12:13 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 59 replies · 874+ views
    AFP ^ | May 5, 2010‎ | Karin Zeitvogel
    WASHINGTON — Fifty years after the birth control pill went on the US market, millions of women around the world are still under orders from the Roman Catholic hierarchy to eschew its use. But all indications are that women stopped listening long ago. "Catholics use the pill the same way everyone else does... Priests don't even preach against it any more," said Jon O'Brien, president of Catholics for Choice. "There is no evidence that the teachings of the church influence Catholics in their decisions about the kind of contraception they actually use," said Frances Kissling. The lead author of a...
  • Bolivian President Decries Feminizing Influence of Hormones in Food

    04/23/2010 9:35:45 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 14 replies · 646+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Friday April 23, 2010 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America Correspondent
    Friday April 23, 2010 Bolivian President Decries Feminizing Influence of Hormones in Food By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman, Latin America CorrespondentCOCHABAMBA, Bolivia, April 23, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Bolivian President Evo Morales has caused a stir in Latin America by asserting publicly that hormones found in mass-produced foods are having a feminizing effect on men."The chicken that we eat is loaded with feminine hormones," Morales said during a speech Wednesday at the "World People's Conference," held in Cochabamba, Bolivia.  "For that reason, when men eat those chickens, they are diverted from their nature as men."Morales' words have been met with ridicule...
  • 'Toxic stew' of chemicals causing male fish to carry eggs in testes

    04/23/2010 6:35:26 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 19 replies · 443+ views
    guardian.co.uk ^ | Wednesday 21 April 2010
    More than 80% of the male bass fish in Washington's major river are now exhibiting female traits such as egg production because of a "toxic stew" of pollutants, scientists and campaigners reported yesterday. Intersex fish probably result from drugs, such as the contraceptive pill, and other chemicals being flushed into the water and have been found right across the US.
  • Suit claims birth control warning not enough

    02/08/2010 6:24:13 PM PST · by GSP.FAN · 14 replies · 405+ views
    WishTv8 ^ | Feb 8 2010 | Deanna Dewberry
    Dozens of women claim in lawsuits filed in Indianapolis that they suffered strokes, gall bladder disease, and other serious health effects from the birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin. The maker of those contraceptives is Bayer Pharmaceuticals. Bayer claims the drugs not only prevent pregnancy, but also treat extreme irritability and moderate acne. But plaintiffs say the drugs have serious side-effects. You may have seen the commercials featuring attractive young women talking about birth control pills with the hip youthful names.
  • Pentagon to Offer Emergency Contraception to Military Bases Worldwide

    02/05/2010 9:48:25 AM PST · by BIOCHEMKY · 22 replies · 649+ views
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 4, 2010 | Justin Fishel & AP
    For the first time ever, the Pentagon is requiring military bases worldwide to offer the so-called morning-after pill. WASHINGTON - The Pentagon for the first time will require military bases worldwide to offer emergency contraception or the so-called morning-after pill, a military spokesman told Fox News Friday. The decision follows a recommendation by an independent panel of doctors and pharmacists in November, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said. The panel determined that emergency contraception should be added to the military's list of medications that must be stocked at each military facility. The decision represents a policy shift from the Bush administration...
  • Study: Low-Dose Birth Control Pills Decrease Bone Density in Young Women

    01/22/2010 6:43:51 AM PST · by GonzoII · 7 replies · 453+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | SEATTLE, January 21, 2010 | Thaddeus M. Baklinski
    Thursday January 21, 2010 Study: Low-Dose Birth Control Pills Decrease Bone Density in Young Women By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiSEATTLE, January 21, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A new study showing a link between long-term use of oral contraceptives and a decrease in bone density in women under the age of 30 has found that the modern low-dose forms of estrogen pills have the greatest risk of harming a woman's bone density.The study, published in the January issue of Contraception Journal, measured bone mineral density (BMD) of the hip, spine, and whole body to analyze how both the duration of taking the...
  • Taking the pill for last 40 years 'has put women off masculine men' (new study...no evidence yet)

    10/07/2009 11:47:34 AM PDT · by Stoat · 141 replies · 6,497+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | October 7, 2009 | David Derbyshire
    (edit)Scientists say the hormones in the oral contraceptive suppress a female's interest in masculine men  - and make boyish men more attractive.   Dr Alexandra Alvergne, of the University of Sheffield, says the Pill could also be altering the way women pick mates - and could have long term implications for society.  'There are many obvious benefits of the Pill for women, but there is also the possibility that the Pill has psychological side effects that we are only just discovering,' she said.  'We need further studies to find out what these are.'  (edit)  Scientists have long known that a...
  • Abortifacients -- The Other Forbidden Grief

    10/04/2009 4:12:50 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies · 605+ views
    priestsforlife.org ^ | Janet Morana,
    Abortifacients -- The Other Forbidden GriefJanet Morana, Associate Director, Priests for Life I was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1952 and grew up educated in Catholic schools. I am the oldest of four children with 14 years separating the oldest to youngest in my family. I graduated college in 1974 and married in 1975. It was a time when my Catholic faith no longer seemed to make sense to me and I gradually drifted away and became a non-practicing Catholic. At the same time all my close friends were getting married and so marriage seemed like the next step...
  • Court Gives 17-Year-Old Girls Unrestricted Access to Morning-After Pill

    03/24/2009 7:02:16 AM PDT · by meandog · 56 replies · 3,005+ views
    CNS News ^ | Tuesday, March 24, 2009 | By Susan Jones, Senior Editor
    (CNSNews.com) – A federal court in New York on Monday expanded teenagers’ access to Plan B – also known as the morning-after pill or emergency contraception. The court gave the Food and Drug Administration 30 days to make Plan B available over the counter to 17 year olds. Right now, the pill is available over the county only to those 18 years and up. Pro-life groups are dismayed that 17-year-old girls will now have unrestricted access to a drug that can produce abortion by preventing a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus. But abortion rights groups celebrated the ruling,...
  • Studies Find Contraception Makes Women Obese and Newborns Too Thin

    03/10/2009 5:23:27 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 7 replies · 644+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Monday March 9, 2009 | Thaddeus M. Baklinski
    Monday March 9, 2009 Studies Find Contraception Makes Women Obese and Newborns Too Thin By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiOTTAWA, March 9, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - University of Ottawa researchers have found that women who conceive within a month of taking birth-control pills tend to have premature babies or babies with a low birth weight. At the same time, another study from the University of Texas has revealed that users of the contraceptive "shot" are significantly more likely than other women to become obese.Xi-Kuan Chen, an epidemiologist and senior analyst with the Canadian Institute for Health Information at the University of Ottawa said...
  • A Routine Doctor's Visit Reveals More Than Expected

    03/02/2009 11:03:15 AM PST · by GonzoII · 23 replies · 1,447+ views
    patrickmadrid.blogspot.com ^ | March 2, 2009 | Kristine L. Franklin
    It’s the subtle stuff that often knocks me for a parental loop. Like when my good, conscientious, Christian family doctor offered birth control pills to my twelve-year-old daughter. I’m not making this up.
  • "In 1968, something terrible happened in the Church" (how dissenters tore Church apart)

    03/01/2009 3:12:28 PM PST · by NYer · 25 replies · 1,173+ views
    CERC ^ | JAMES FRANCIS CARDINAL STAFFORD
    Cardinal James Stafford reflects on how dissenters to Humane Vitae tore the Church apart -- and how that rift left scars that remain to this day. "Lead us not into temptation" is the sixth petition of the Our Father. Peirasmòs, the Greek word used in this passage for 'temptation,' means a trial or test. Disciples petition God to be protected against the supreme test of ungodly powers. The trial is related to Jesus's cup in Gethsemane, the same cup which his disciples would also taste (Mk 10: 35-45). The dark side of the interior of the cup is an abyss....
  • The Mike Wallace Interview - Margaret Sanger 9/21/57

    03/01/2009 4:30:16 AM PST · by GonzoII · 15 replies · 976+ views
    www.hrc.utexas.edu ^ | 9/21/57 | Mike Wallace/Margaret Sanger
    Margaret Sanger, the leader of the birth control movement in America, talks to Wallace about why she became an advocate for birth control, over-population, the Catholic Church, and morality.
  • Swiss Women Abandoning the Pill Due to Adverse Health Effects

    02/28/2009 7:20:54 AM PST · by GonzoII · 27 replies · 960+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | PARIS, February 26, 2009 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Friday February 27, 2009 Swiss Women Abandoning the Pill Due to Adverse Health Effects Matthew Cullinan Hoffman PARIS, February 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The use of the contraceptive pill is plummeting among younger women, in response to growing awareness of its destructive health effects, reports a French bioethics site. According to the site "Genetique," the use of "the pill" among women aged 15 to 24 years old dropped from 43% in 2003 to 26% in 2007.   The rate of childbirth among the same group increased at the same time. "The principal reason for this decrease is the attention paid...
  • A Prophecy Fulfilled ( On The Contraceptive Civilization )

    01/08/2009 9:37:06 AM PST · by GonzoII · 6 replies · 668+ views
    Jesse Romero .com ^ | Dick Cremins, S.J.
    A Prophecy Fulfilled Fr. Stanislas de Lestapis, a French Jesuit, died in 1999 at the age of 94. He had been a member of the Papal Commission on Birth Control and was one of the signatories of its so-called Minority Report. He had published a book on Birth Control, of which the third edition appeared in 1962, long before Humanae Vitae (1968). In Chapter 7, on The Contraceptive Civilization, he made the following bold prophecies: 'We do not hesitate to say that the acceptance of contraception will produce profound changes in our civilization. These changes are already taking place in...
  • Pill creator regrets population decline

    02/06/2009 9:45:49 AM PST · by Between the Lines · 41 replies · 1,693+ views
    Baptist Press News ^ | Feb 5, 2009 | Erin Roach
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--A chemist who led to the invention of the birth control pill says he regrets the demographic catastrophe that has resulted from people using the contraceptive device to separate reproduction from sexuality. Carl Djerassi, the 85-year-old Austrian chemist who was one of three whose formulation of synthetic hormones paved the way for the pill, wrote an opinion piece in the Austrian newspaper Der Standard lamenting the way the pill has been used. Austria's population now includes more people over age 65 than under 15, and Djerassi said the country soon will face an "impossible situation" as the working...
  • Pelosi attempts to justify funding for contraception in economic stimulus package

    01/27/2009 10:12:32 AM PST · by GonzoII · 7 replies · 505+ views
    CatholicNewsAgency ^ | Washington DC, Jan 26, 2009
    Pelosi attempts to justify funding for contraception in economic stimulus package House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Washington DC, Jan 26, 2009 / 07:16 pm (CNA).- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in a Sunday interview tried to justify the inclusion of hundreds of millions of dollars in funding for contraceptives in the $825 billion economic stimulus package by claiming family planning services “reduce cost.” Speaker Pelosi made her comments in an appearance on ABC’s This Week with host George Stephanopoulos. Stephanopoulos asked how the expansion of “family planning services” could be considered an economic stimulus.  The Speaker replied: “Well, the family planning...
  • Pill inventor slams ... pill

    01/08/2009 9:16:20 AM PST · by GonzoII · 97 replies · 1,599+ views
    Catholic News.com ^ | January 08, 2009
    Eighty five year old Carl Djerassi the Austrian chemist who helped invent the contraceptive pill now says that his co-creation has led to a "demographic catastrophe." In an article published by the Vatican this week, the head of the world's Catholic doctors broadened the attack on the pill, claiming it had also brought "devastating ecological effects" by releasing into the environment "tonnes of hormones" that had impaired male fertility, The Taiwan Times says. The assault began with a personal commentary in the Austrian newspaper Der Standard by Carl Djerassi. The Austrian chemist was one of three whose formulation of the...
  • The Pill: What You Might Not Know

    12/18/2008 7:37:11 AM PST · by GonzoII · 15 replies · 1,158+ views
    AbcNews.Go.Com ^ | Dec. 18, 2008 | By LAUREN COX
    A new pilot program in London will make the birth control pill available next month, through pharmacists, without a prescription. It's a big shift from December 1955, when scientists made the first presentation that progesterone can stop women from ovulating, and many states had laws banning the use of contraception. Despite nearly 50 years of access to the pill, some women are clueless about side effects that doctors might not bother sharing, and some that are just being discovered.
  • American Society of Reproductive Medicine Statement Confirms the Pill Causes Abortion

    12/12/2008 4:23:15 PM PST · by cpforlife.org · 37 replies · 809+ views
    December 12, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Amidst an ongoing debate among prolife advocates about whether to classify the Pill as an abortifacient or a prophylactic, pro-abortion advocates have published an authoritative statement declaring that the Pill prevents implantation of embryos, thereby causing an abortion. In a supplement to its November 2008 issue, top reproductive health journal Fertility and Sterility published the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) statement, “Hormonal contraception: recent advances and controversies.” In a summary of the development of contraception in the United States the statement called oral contraceptives the “most widely used” reversible method. In the “wide variety”...
  • Mother is denied pill by Muslim pharmacist

    10/05/2008 12:12:12 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 177 replies · 2,414+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 03 Oct 2008 | Paul Stokes
    A woman was refused the "morning-after pill" by a supermarket's duty pharmacist because it was against his religious beliefs. Ruth Johnson, 33, who has two children, including a month-old baby, had not been using her usual method of contraception with her fiancée. She went to the Tesco dispensary in Hewitts Circus, Cleethorpes, Lincs, and asked an as assistant for the pill Levanelle. Miss Johnson was told it could only be dispensed by the locum pharmacist who was called to speak with her. She said: "He came out from behind a screen and told me that he would not be allowing...
  • The Longevity Pill?

    11/29/2007 3:14:36 PM PST · by BGHater · 16 replies · 95+ views
    Technology Review ^ | 28 Nov 2007 | Emily Singer
    Drugs much more powerful than the resveratrol found in red wine will be tested to treat diabetes. A novel group of drugs that target a gene linked to longevity could provide a way to turn back the clock on the diseases of aging. The compounds are 1,000 times more potent than resveratrol, the molecule thought to underlie the health benefits of red wine, and have shown promise in treating rodent models of obesity and diabetes. Human clinical trials to test the compounds in diabetes are slated to begin early next year, according to Sirtris Pharmaceuticals, based in Cambridge, MA, which...