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I have worn many labels (Not in any particular order): Catholic, Wife, Mom,Gramma, Doctor, Major, Soccer Mom, Military Wife, Professor, Fellow.

All of these filter my views of the world. I hope that like St. Monica, I can through prayer, words and example, lead my children and others to Faith.
"The important thing is that we do not let a single day go by in vain without putting it to good use for eternity"--Blessed Franz J├Ągerst├Ątter

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Connecting the dots in a contraceptive culture

The dots are out there. My latest Zenit article looks at the alarming increase in breast cancer among women ages 25-39. What is the etiology of this meteoric rise? The rapid rise in breast cancer among young women correlates well with the rapid rise in hormonal contraceptive use as well as the increased incidence of abortion. There are also numerous studies showing direct relationships between breast cancer and contraceptives and breast cancer and abortion. These published articles also found that the women most affected are women in the age 25-39 demographic and the effect is most pronounced the younger women start using contraceptives.

So why are health care policy makers establishing clinics inside schools to hand out contraception to girls as young as 12 and 13? Why are we making the Plan B hormonal abortifacient available over the counter for these girls? Why has the HHS declared these carcinogens to be essential health care for women and so necessary that their provision trumps religious liberty?

This is happening because the real war on women is being waged by those who think women are defective if their fertility is intact. They want unfettered sex without consequences. They think children are a curse and abortion is a blessing. Those who currently have government power are methodically expanding the Culture of Death.

If we love our sisters, our daughters, our granddaughters, and all other young women we must take back the culture. Their lives depend on our building a Culture of Life.

1 comment:

Barb, ofs said...

I have to wonder what Plan B would do to girls who are still in their adolescent years.
The whole idea of messing with people's hormones freaks me out. (It's why, for so long, I resisted hormone therapy for endometriosis--though I did try, for a few horrible weeks, a prescribed progesterone supplement. Until my husband offered to pay me anything to stop taking it.) And it's so telling that everyone is all up in arms about triclosan because it's an "endocrine disruptor" but nobody seems to care that the same is true for oral contraception.