May 09 2008
American Life League is organizing Protest the Pill Day ’08: The Pill Kills Babies. They are clearly referring to its abortifacient capabilities.
The pill also has a long list of admitted health risks to women (heart conditions, circulatory illness, and eye disease, to name a few). Then there’s the kooky idea that it contributes to breast and cervical cancer. I’ve also recently come across an unverified statistic that a teenage girl who uses the pill (or other hormonal contraception) is five times more likely to contract an STD than one who does not.
My humble suggestion is that they sensibilize everyone to the fact that the pill kills women, too, lest we overlook all the spoken (but mostly unspoken) side effects.