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Talking Points (Continued)

Q: Why aren’t we better informed about the fact that the pill can kill women?
A: That is a good question. We’d like to know too! The fact is that millions of dollars are invested in birth control. Planned Parenthood enters into sweetheart deals with birth control companies so that they can sell these dangerous products at their 844+ facilities. Planned Parenthood is then able to make a profit from the sales. Instead of educating women on the healthy and natural way to "plan" their families, women only seem to be told to take the pill which is described as being "safe." Side effects are downplayed if they are even mentioned at all.

Q: What if I have to take the pill for medical reasons?
A: Since each woman and situation is different, you should talk this over with your doctor and find a safer alternative. In many cases, the pill does not treat or cure your medical condition, but is nothing but a band-aid, which can actually cause even more problems. If your doctor has no other alternative, then contact the Pope Paul VI Institute at (402) 390-6600 or visit their web site to learn more www.popepaulvi.com. There are trained professionals there that can help you find the real source and treatment for your medical condition and they may be able to make a referral to a trained physician in your area.

Q: If women are dying and others becoming very ill, are the victims or victims’ families filing lawsuits?
A: Yes. A recent example of this happened just last year. Johnson and Johnson was forced to recall the Ortho Evra birth control patch because of the number of women who suffered blood clots, heart attacks, strokes and died. Johnson and Johnson spent at least $68.7 MILLION to settle hundreds of lawsuits. 8

Q: What are other alternatives to the pill?
A: If you are married and for some serious reason you need to hold off on having a child, there are safe, natural ways to doing this. Couples who learn Natural Family Planning as it is taught by the Couple to Couple League and/or the Pope Paul VI Institute, which teaches the Creighton Model, have a much higher success rate in spacing their children. Marriages have a much higher success rate and women feel better about themselves, are healthier and as a result, happier. The obvious reason for this is that a woman is not ingesting chemicals that her body does not need, but rather she is learning along with her spouse how her body works and how her cycles can help plan their family. Another great resource is One More Soul at (800) 307-7685 or www.omsoul.com. They publish a list of alternatives to the pill that women have found to be very helpful.

Q: The Supreme Court has ruled that I have a right to privacy, including my right to use the pill! Who do you think you are to say otherwise?
A: On June 7, 1965, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down the Griswold v. Connecticut decision. The Supreme Court justices first presumed that previous Court decisions dealing with a citizen’s right to liberty and security that prohibited invasion of one’s home and acquisition of evidence that might later be used to convict him of a crime also addressed privacy within marriage in matters related to bearing children. In fact, the justices argued, "The concept of liberty is not so restricted... it embraces the right of marital privacy though that right is not mentioned explicitly in the Constitution" and is based on "...specific guarantees in the Bill of Rights [which] have penumbras, formed by emanations from those guarantees that help give them life and substance." 9

This confusing language, which has no relationship whatsoever to what the Founding Fathers intended, gave married women permission to use the birth control pill. The Supreme Court literally created the "right to privacy" as it applies to sexual matters out of thin air.

We now know, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that not only did the Supreme Court literally create the right to privacy, but did so while ignoring the profound consequences that were suffered by those who used the pill. The medical facts played no part in the Supreme Court’s decision. But that does not change reality.

The fact is the birth control pill can kill you... of that there is no doubt.

1"People & Events: The Puerto Rico Pill Trials," http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/pill/peopleevents/e_puertorico.html (accessed 3/24/08).

2"Jennifer Gray’s Story," October 5, 2008, http://www.stoptheclot.org/News/article112.htm, (accessed 3/6/09).

3Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, accessed through the Compressed Mortality Database. Use keywords cardiac arrest and heart failure. http://wonder.cdc.gov/mortSQL.html (accessed 4/8/09).

4"Oestrogens and hypertension," November 1981, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7047019?ordinalpos=570&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum (accessed 3/30/09).

5"QuiverFull Pill Fact Sheet," http://www.quiverfull.com/birth_control/fact_sheet_on_pill_side_effect.html (accessed 3/25/08).

6Bogomir M.Kuhar, PharmD, FASCP, Infant Homicides through Contraceptives, 5th ed. (Bardstown, KY: Eternal Life, 2003).

7John Wilks, A Consumer's Guide to the Pill and Other Drugs, 3rd ed. (Mandaluyong, Philippines: National Book Store, Inc., 2000).

8"J&J Paid $68 Million to Settle Birth-Control Cases (Update3)," Bloomberg.com, October 10, 2008, http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601109&sid=amZT0X84_8zU&refer=home (accessed 3/6/09).

9Griswold v. Connecticut, 381 U.S. 479 (1965), http://supreme.justia.com/us/381/479/case.html (accessed 3/25/08).