The Pill, meaning oral contraceptives, aka the birth control pill, is a bit of a sacred cow. It’s supposedly the greatest thing and a necessity if you want to reduce abortions. The facts don’t tell this story, namely, 80% of women are on the Pill at some point in their lives and we still manage to have a high abortion rate.
Then, on the women’s health angle, more women are going public with how the Pill caused them pain, either mental or physical. That’s what makes this little bit of satire biting, courtesy of The Onion.
Saying that she had been using birth control pills since she was a teenager, 30-year-old Claudia Spencer told reporters Friday that she was now thinking about switching to an entirely new set of debilitating side effects.