Tuesday, February 18, 2014

You Go, Girl!

In a bit of profoundly wonderful weirdness, Ricki Lake is producing a documentary on the dangers of contraception. Per LifeSiteNews:

Lake will act as executive producer alongside director Abby Epstein in a full-length film based on Holly Grigg-Spall's book Sweetening The Pill: or How We Became Hooked On Hormonal Birth Control.

“In the 50 years since its release, the birth control Pill has become synonymous with women’s liberation and has been thought of as some sort of miracle drug. But now it’s making women sick,” the two said in a statement. “Our goal with this film is to wake women up to the unexposed side effects of these powerful medications and the unforeseen consequences of repressing women’s natural cycles.”

In addition to the oral contraceptive pill, the film is said to deal with Yaz/Yasmin, the NuvaRing, and other forms of artificial contraception.

The article even mentions a few of the problems with The Pill:

Women who take the contraceptive pill are twice as likely to develop cervical cancer and 10-30 percent more likely to develop breast cancer than women who never took the pill. The risk lasts 10 years after the woman goes off the pill.

Although the World Health Organization ranks the estrogen-progestogen pill a Group One carcinogen – its deadliest rating – no less than 10 percent of all women of reproductive age globally are taking it.

A new study links the pill to an elevated risk of glaucoma.

Other forms of contraception profiled in Lake's press release have damaged women, as well.

Pharmaceutical giant Merck has agreed to pay $100 million over complaints that the NuvaRing causes heart attacks, blood clots, and strokes, after 3,800 women took action.

Bayer paid $1.6 billion in a settlement over similar side effects caused by Yaz/Yasmin, which include stroke, partial blindness, blood clots, and death.

You can add to all this the recent study in India that backs up the scientific evidence that hormonal contraception increases the risk of breast cancer.

All of this will be ignored in the name of advancing the culture of death and the real ongoing war on women. If we've learned nothing from the lessons of modernity, it's that there is nothing so valuable as a person's ability to sterilize themselves. After all, what harm could it possibly do?

Kudos to Ricki Lake. I doubt this will do much, but who knows? This might be an "only Nixon could go to China" sort of moment.

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