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"But I shall show you a still more excellent way" 1Cor12

What your Doctor won't tell you about Birth Control... and may not even know him/herself. →

A problem exists with the way medicine is currently practiced. One issue is that things really aren’t set up so doctors can get to know their patients well, thoroughly answer all questions and concerns, and also adequately inform their patients of all options and the ramifications of each one. A 15 minute office visit just doesn’t lend itself to this. This is true in the area of birth control just as anywhere else. Overworked doctors, little rapport, a multi-billion dollar contraceptive industry, and incomplete education for OB/GYNs can make it difficult for patients to really know what happens to their bodies with any given birth control method. I passionately believe that women deserve to know how their bodies naturally work and how each form of contraception interferes with their natural functioning. How can they give informed consent without it?


This is a simple, yet thorough explanation about the things doctors may not tell women about Birth Control and probably don’t know themselves.  In fact, I’d HOPE doctors don’t know this, or else I’d be enraged to know they’re shelling out scripts left and right knowingly putting women at such risks.  

This week has been National NFP Awareness Week, and wouldn’t you know it, I haven’t posted a single thing!  I told you I was off my groove.  I’ll try to share some of the more exciting and informative posts I’ve read this week, later today or tomorrow.  


I Think it's Cute How Much Jezebel Loves Being Wrong About Things →

The article above, by Kristen Walker, echoes what I continue to write about the Pill as a regulator of women’s hormones and as an abortifacient.  I love reading about other women who believe they deserve better, who took a road less-traveled, asked questions, and talked to other women.  She too, has found the “still more excellent way” and will always be healthier for it.  Bravo for a woman with an engaging brain! 

"But what Sandra Fluke and others are screaming about is that women use birth control pills for things other than preventing pregnancy, such as regulating periods and correcting hormonal imbalances. Now, I know a little something about hormonal imbalances. I won’t go into detail, but I experienced hormonal imbalance so severely that I experienced “that time of the month” non-stop for 18 months. (Looky there, I just went into detail.) I became severely anemic and very sick. I was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, and adrenal fatigue, among other things. "

Mathematical Proof the Birth Control FAILS. →

EPIC FAIL.

har har.  Just wanted to quickly share this smarty-pants blog.  It’s funny, quick-witted, and easy for even a mathematically-handicapped individual such as myself to understand.

It suggests that yet again, increased use of BC leads to increased Abortion.  Thus, feeding back into the abortion BUSINESS. Our president has vested interests in keeping that business BOOMING.


"Thus, birth control over time normalizes abortion.

We knew that, but this calculation proves it using their own reported estimates. Of course the other alternative is to be “fixed” like an irrational animal with implants, injections or surgery, something Catholics also oppose because we are taught that to be fully human we must use our intellect and will to strive to be virtuous. Animals, as you know, can’t do math either. “

Studies: Birth Control, Contraception Don’t Cut Abortions →

One study, based on Centers for Disease Control data, established clear links between birth control and increases in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). STD increases are a very reliable indicator of increased sexual activity and show that contraception is wrongly perceived as low-cost insurance — a perception that motivates increased sexual activity.

And more sex means more pregnancies. Why? Because contraception is far from 100% effective, and with mass distribution of contraception comes a commensurate increase in sexual activity. More pregnancies will result because contraception fails in predictable percentages.

It is noteworthy that failure rates are highest in Planned Parenthood’s customer base:

Failures are highest among cohabitating and other unmarried women, among low income, African-American and Hispanic women, among adolescents and women in their 20s. For example, adolescent women who are not married but cohabitating experience a failure rate of about 47% in the first year of contraceptive use.

"It is noteworthy that failure rates are the highest in Planned Parenthood’s customer base"

“We have to keep these people as patients” and “We must turn every call and visit into a revenue-generating client.”

How can one not see these connections to Planned Parenthood?  How can even the pro-choice advocate not be disgusted with Planned Parenthood?  Am I wrong in believing that a pro-choicer still believes that helping women in need is at the core of their advocacy?

How can we actually believe that contraception is good and healthy for a woman?  

Unless we believe that pregnancy is a DISEASE, then, yes contraception (sometimes) will cure us of that ailment.  And only SOMETIMES: 

Planned Parenthood concedes on their website that, “Being continuously abstinent is the only way to be absolutely sure that you won’t have an unintended pregnancy or get a sexually transmitted disease (STD)… abstinence is 100 percent effective in preventing pregnancy. It also prevents STDs.”14 On their chart comparing the effectiveness of different birth control methods, Planned Parenthood estimates that 2-9% of pill users will get pregnant in any given year and 15-24% of condom users will still wind up with an unplanned pregnancy.15 Abby Johnson makes a revealing observation concerning her own birth control history. “There’s an incredible irony,” she writes, “in the fact that I had a career in educating women about contraception and yet, for the third time, conceived while using contraceptives.”16 If you scoff at the CDC assertion that 12% of the women using birth control still wind up pregnant, consider that even a professional, sex-educator – the director of a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic wound up with three unplanned pregnancies – all while using contraceptives.  


(Source: http://www.abort73.com/abortion_facts/birth_control_and_abortion/)

  • But does chemical contraceptives prevent cancer? Umm, no. Chemical contraceptives actually increase the risks of Breast and Uterine cancer.    (#5.2, pg 169 from the World Health Organization)
  • What about AIDS? Sexually Transmitted Diseases??  Taken from the link at the title of this entry :
    One study, based on Centers for Disease Control data, established clear links between birth control and increases in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). STD increases are a very reliable indicator of increased sexual activity and show that contraception is wrongly perceived as low-cost insurance — a perception that motivates increased sexual activity.”

How can we sanely rationalize that contraceptives are overall beneficial for a woman, unless the only —ONLY— benefit that an advocate has in his/her tunnel vision is to NOT BE PREGNANT?

 Are we so blinded by our desire to have consequence-free sex on demand that we will negate the other, much more life threatening issues as unimportant, so long as we don’t get pregnant?   

Pam Stenzel, an international speaker of chastity and abstinence, says in one of her talks that before she began speaking, she was a counselor for women in crisis for 15 years.  She says that many of the girls would heave a huge sigh of relief when they found out that their pregnancy test came back negative.  

Then Pam would ask, “but have you been tested for syphilis, gonorrhea, herpes, chlamydia, trichinoma, vulvadema, urethritis, hepatitis B, HPV or HIV? You have a four times greater chance of contracting a sexually-transmitted disease than you do of becoming pregnant.” 

And Pam goes on to say that the girls will look at her, incredulous to the reality of something far worse than being PREGNANT.  (http://www.prolife.com/stenzel.htm)

"Pregnancy won’t kill you. But an STD… that’s a different story." she says.

This is why, when pro-choice advocates scoff at the idea of teaching our youth chastity and abstinence, I shake my head.  WHY NOT? 

Teach them how to “BE SAFE”???   Safe from what?
STD’s?  The data from above dispels that illusion. It even dispels the pregnancy illusion. 

 I don’t think that saying “they’re going to do it anyway” is a responsible way to teach our youth that there is such a thing as “safe” sex.  Because outside of a marriage that combines two people who’ve been abstinent up until that point, there is no such thing as safe sex.  No such thing.

 We need to have more faith that young people are more than just dogs or cats in heat.  They’re human, given their own free will.  The will to say, “No, I am worth more than that, and SO ARE YOU.”

It’s time to teach our youth the truth. 

The MORAL Basis for Defending All Human Life. →

Again, from Live Action, but man, they just keep having really good stuff!

What is a human life worth to you? And if you have to explain with various scenarios and lengthy extremes, the answer is clear: not enough.

If a human life is only worth to you what you deem is his/her value, then, have you ever perhaps thought what your value is to anyone else who measures worth in physical evidence?  Perhaps you’re as dispensable as the fetus you believe isn’t worth equal protection to live, according to someone who doesn’t believe that all human beings are equal in their inherent dignity. 

How can we trust a leader of a nation to protect his citizens if he doesn’t see the worth in each and every human life, but only some of us? How can we actually believe that this type of leader would bring about true equality to our great nation? 

The Scientific Basis for defending ALL human life. →

Oh, Science.  I love how “opinions” about when life begins cannot hold a candle to you.

How this is relevant to birth control:  It flushes your body of the newly created human life, when after trying to implant, the tiny, unique human life cannot attach and is thus aborted into the toilet while the mother experiences bleeding and what she imagines to just be her period. I’ve given citations for this before. But since we live in a world that, without the answer given immediately, with no effort on behalf of the reader, they’ll dismiss it to mere “opinion”, here you go: http://www.acog.org/~/media/For%20Patients/faq021.pdf?dmc=1&ts=20120220T1707076634

from The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.  Note they use the scientifically incorrect term “fertilized egg”.   

How One Conversation Turned Me Into a Pro-Life Advocate →

"You know that friend you have that you don’t even bother mentioning abortion to? The one who is so prickly and such a smarty-pants that you feel like you’d be shot down if you even tried explaining the pro-life viewpoint? I was that friend. And look at me now. There is no heart that cannot be changed by truth."


I read her article with a warmed heart and a renewed sense of hope for my friends.

I have beautiful, SMART, intelligent friends who have refused to truly learn the pro-life side of life. I have always been saddened that these amazing individuals have lagged in such an important area of their brilliant life!

I always look to them, seeing the lives they touch and the rooms they alight with joy and laughter… And I think, imagine how much more my unique friends could change their world around them if they could just…see…the true value of a LIFE. Of every. single. human. life!

How much more brilliancy those friends and family of mine would bring to everyone’s life! How much more love this world could embrace if these astounding beings would be fully open to what can happen if we value every form of human life as equally important to our own!

She had to be a strong woman, the one who was not certain of her own life or even of her well-being, to lovingly choose to bring her son or daughter into this world: the biological mother of Louisa May Alcott, of Edgar Allen Poe, of Charles Dickens, of Nat King Cole, of Nancy Reagan, of Steve Jobs, of Oprah Winfrey, President Bill Clinton, of Marilyn Monroe, or Eleanore Roosevelt… of countless more.

And I gotta say it… the Mother of Jesus Christ.

I can say that from my small contribution to this world, it has taken strength and faith indeed. To one person -to the person who does not understand the value of a human life-, another person may only LOOK like a small contribution, but to me, and the mothers who choose life, we know that looks can be deceiving.

Have faith in life, not in death.

(Source: adoptionopen.com)