You may have heard the recent news about IVF experts speaking out against the common practice of transferring multiple embryos to the uterus, published in the New York Times. The multiple-birth method has been normalized by clinics—hoping to enhance pregnancy rates to attract patients—but now experts are voicing concerns about a link between this practice and high health risks to the mother and child, often not … Continue reading Susan Caldwell: I have children thanks to IVF, but here’s why I would never, ever recommend it.
[Editor’s note: It’s not that hard to believe in conspiracy any more. While theorists are often characterized as building a false reality on a lot of speculation and little investigation and stirring up fears, facts remain difficult things as Planned Parenthood just learned. Evil exists because the depravity of man exists. Whether we’re in the NFP or quiverful camp, we’re all too well acquainted with … Continue reading Is There A Contraception Conspiracy?
Harvard gastroenterologist Dr Hamed Khalili’s study of 230,000 American women found that those who had used the pill for five years or more had a 300 percent higher risk of developing Crohn’s disease than those who had never used it. Dr Khalili explained that while oral contraceptive drugs do not directly cause Crohn’s disease, the synthetic hormones have side effects that contribute to the higher … Continue reading Crohn’s Disease and the Pill
The News Story – Why you’re still paying for birth control even though it’s “free” now Susie Poppick writes for TIME this week about her near-miss at having to fork over a $50 copay for her birth control. “Strange,” she thought, since she was sure that “preventative” health services like contraception were supposed to be free under the Affordable Care Act. She promptly went home, got on … Continue reading Contraception and Cancer
[Editor’s Note: An article from 2004 but as applicable today as ever. I would point out that it is not futile to argue. If the author really believed that he would not have finished writing the article. The advances that we’ve seen by the Pro-life movement are great examples of arguing the point and seeing fruit. Be willing to give an answer.] What is lost is the … Continue reading The Tragedy of the Sexual Revolution
As a public figure, he was above all an apologist for the pill, travelling widely to promote it and also to defend it against the likes of Germaine Greer — “always a vociferous opponent of the pill,” he noted in a 2007 interview with The Guardian — and Barbara Seaman, whose 1969 book The Doctor’s Case Against the Pill exposed side effects including the risk of … Continue reading Carl Djerassi, inventor of the pill, dies
By Jennifer Roback Morse at Mercatornet I am in the process of writing a book which argues that the Sexual Revolution has been a rich person’s hobby horse from the beginning. The rich and powerful like the idea of separating sex from child-bearing. While this idea is sometimes wrapped up in a disguise of helping woman and the poor, the fact remains that the rich and … Continue reading The Ambiguous Legacy of The Pill
On August 1, a cancer study, published in The Journal of Cancer Research and conducted by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, stated that there is evidence that the link between oral contraceptives and breast cancer may in fact be greater than previous studies had indicated. Since the study was first published, there has been a flurry of activity as some writers more eager to defend birth control … Continue reading A NEW CANCER STUDY – AND THE MEDIA CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH
From Large Family MotheringWhen people find out that I am the mother of 15 children, they have all sorts of things to say, although their comments seem to reveal three main trains of thought: I am an absolute idiot, dumber than a doorknob, unable to comprehend “what causes that.” I am an absolute saint imbued with super-special anointing from God. I am just a religious … Continue reading Don’t they know what “the pill” is for?
SEATTLE – A federal appeals court in California is considering the impact of the Hobby Lobby decision on a separate case involving religious pharmacists in Washington state. The same legal organizations that helped to defend the popular craft chain, The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), are now fighting for the rights of Ralph’s Thriftway, a pharmacy near Seattle, Washington that seeks to … Continue reading Court Considering Impact of Hobby Lobby Decision on Washington Pharmacy Case