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The church and the pill: Rx for trouble

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If you suspect I have been enjoying the flap over health insurance covering or not covering contraception for employees of religious institutions, you suspect correctly. How could I not enjoy it? The Catholic Church raising a ruckus over birth control, letting on that one of its key ethical principles is being undermined by government when, in fact, that ethical principle is already widely ignored and trampled upon by the faithful themselves. Such a horror, Archbishop ...

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February 12, 2012
9:17 a.m.

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I know many Catholic women in the Capital district that practice NFP, but you must be the expert. NFP couples have less than a 5% divorce rate, because true love means loving, unbegrudging sacrifice.

In case you didn't notice, the CDC is calling our STD crisis a "multiple epidemic" and has been since 1998. We have the highest teen pregnancy rate, by far, of every developed nation in the entire world. Widespread contraception hasn't helped us much, we now have kids routinely hooking up with strangers just to have sex. A few years ago, the CDC stated that 1 out of 4 sexually active teen girls currently has an STD. Condoms do not fully, if at all, protect against all these diseases, and antibiotics no longer cure all of them. 24,000 American women find out every year that they are infertile from STD's they didn't know they had.

The pill, especially for young women, is carcinogenic.

"Dolle's (research) team showed that women who start Oral Contraceptives before age 18 multiply their risk of TNBC by 3.7 times and recent users of OCs within the last one to five years multiply their risk by 4.2 times. TNBC is an aggressive form of breast cancer associated with high mortality."

Those are the physical effects. Ever wonder what a teen feels when they find out they have a life long disease like herpes, that no one will ever love them? When they find out they have HPV, which can cause cancer and a vaccine that does not protect against all strains? Chlamydia which often goes undetected that can cause PID, which causes infertility? Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death among youth.

Are you still laughing?

February 15, 2012
11:35 a.m.

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"removing the risk of pregnancy from sexual activity will end in promiscuity, especially promiscuity on the part of women. There will be no controlling them."
Well the rate of pregnancy among kids as well as promiscuity in general has increased significantly since the pill and abortion became popular, so I guess they were right, eh Carl? But I don't blame you for that position; that is the male position, since we know that women were the ones that kept you sex fiends at bay. Now you remove their best excuse and these kids are caving to social pressure.