With all the talk and new laws concerning health care and contraceptives it would be good to ask:
1. Are contraceptives good for women’s health?
2. If not, is there a healthier alternative?
Many contraceptives, especially the birth control pill, greatly increase the risk of breast cancer in women (up to 1,000% for women under age 18).
They can also cause headaches, depression, nervousness, weight gain, irritability, blood clots and kidney failure.
FDA officials anonymously reported altering contraceptive test results in order to get harmful ones approved. Why? Because they had stock in the drug companies selling them.
Some “contraceptives” actually cause early chemical abortions, such as RU-486 (the morning after pill).
It was fast tracked through FDA testing to benefit the Clinton administration’s dedication to population control.
In 2005, the FDA received reports of 607 adverse events involving RU-486 over a four-year period. These included reported deaths and 68 cases of severe bleeding that required transfusions.
Does all this sound healthy for women? No. More information can be found at www.HH76.org/lit.
Is there a healthy alternative to contraceptives? Yes – Natural Family Planning (NFP).
This very scientific, yet easy to learn method, teaches women to identify when they are fertile and infertile. Abstinence during fertile times prevents pregnancy (nfpandmore.org).
This method is used successfully by millions of women around the world (including 20,000 impoverished women in India).
It is also good for marriages (and thus society). The divorce rate among NFP users is 0.2 percent (compared with the national rate of 50-60% percent).
You can see why it is not right to force insurance companies to pay for something that is not in the best interests of women’s health (or their marriages and desire for respect).
As government food stamps don’t cover cigarettes; insurance companies shouldn’t have to cover contraceptives.