Giroux: Killer compromise

“Obama plan to give birth control to all women will raise the body count.”

Jenn Giroux writes in the Washington Times:

…But abortion supporters may have just opened a Pandora’s box through the institution of the birth control mandate, forcing the issue of contraception to center stage. For years, pro-life organizations refused to discuss this topic, despite the fact that free access to birth control increases the number of chemical abortions and predisposes women to serious long-term and permanent health problems.

Supporters of contraception repeatedly claim that “women are healthier on birth control,” but that could not be farther from the truth. Providing free hormonal birth control to women under the guise of “preventive services” and “women’s health” is a lie.

Hormonal birth control methods can enter the body in various ways – through the pill, an intrauterine device (IUD), implants or shots. Whichever way they enter the body, these birth control methods dispense toxin into a woman’s system.

Perhaps Mrs. Sebelius should inform her president of the following before he makes additional statements such as, “It is a lot cheaper to prevent than to treat.” Consider these facts:

c Since 1975, there has been a 400 percent increase in breast cancer among pre-menopausal women. This mirrors the increased use of birth control over these same years.

c A Mayo Clinic study confirms that any girl or woman who is on hormonal birth control for four years prior to her first full-term pregnancy increases her breast cancer risk by 52 percent.

c Women who use hormonal birth control for more than five years are four times more likely to develop cervical cancer…

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