Lauren Bosworth, the 22-year-old star of The Hills, on her decision to promote a particular brand of the birth control pill:
…I don’t think my promoting [the birth control pill] is promoting sex,” she says. I think it’s just the opposite. It’s my body, so on that level, I’m responsible for it. It’s about health.”
She’s probably right–sex pretty much promotes itself–but let’s not have any illusions on the “health” front. This is not about “controlling your body.” It’s certainly not about women’s health. It’s about money for pharmaceutical companies and ensuring they never lose the market share they have when 50 per cent of the population can be on a pill for years and years. I’ve met and talked to pro-choicers who understand the Pill isn’t healthy for women–this is not a pro-life thing.