American Society of Reproductive Medicine Statement Confirms ‘The Pill’ Causes Abortion (2008)

Amidst an ongoing debate among prolife advocates about whether to classify the Pill as an abortifacient or a prophylactic, pro-abortion advocates have published an authoritative statement declaring that the Pill prevents implantation of embryos, thereby causing an abortion. In a supplement to its November 2008 issue, top reproductive health journal Fertility and Sterility published the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) statement, “Hormonal contraception: recent advances and controversies.” In a summary of the development of contraception in the United States the statement called oral contraceptives the “most widely used” reversible method. In the “wide variety” of oral contraceptives that are available, the “mechanisms of action” are the same, said the statement: “inhibition of ovulation, alteration in the cervical mucus, and/or modification of the endometrium, thus preventing implantation.” Pro-life advocates who oppose abortion, but not contraception, have long considered the Pill as an ethical contraceptive option, as opposed to the IUD, which causes abortions by preventing implantation. However, the statement by the ASRM clearly indicates that the pill is medically classified as a drug that acts by “preventing implantation,” thereby causing the death of a fertilized embryo – a unique and living human being. A large body of literature supports this statement, including articles from Fertility and Sterility. The most significant of these is a 1996 study by a group of OB/GYNs from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, that concluded that “impaired uterine receptivity” is “one mechanism by which OCs exert their contraceptive actions.” [12December2008, Ellen M. Rice,...

The Pill Kills National Day of Action – 6 June 2015

American Life League Leads International Effort to Show ‘The Pill Kills Truth’ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE American Life League Leads International Effort to Show The Pill Kills Truth ALL and over 38 cosponsors will observe June 6 as The Pill Kills Truth National Day of Action Washington, DC—On June 6, American Life League, STOPP (Stop Planned Parenthood International), and over 38 cosponsors from 18 states and Australia will rally to expose the dangers of hormonal contraception. This marks the eighth annual observance of The Pill Kills National Day of Action. The 2015 theme is The Pill Kills Truth. Discussing plans for the event, Rita Diller, director of STOPP International, stated, “On June 6, we will hit the streets and the Internet to decry the Griswold decision and the havoc the pill brings to women’s lives and to our world. Doctors, nurses, lawyers, clergy, moms, and dads from all walks of life—with facts in hand—will refute the lies of Planned Parenthood and Big Pharma.” Some of the notable cosponsors with national or statewide reach are Pharmacists for Life International, JillStanek.com, American Right to Life, Operation Rescue, California Right to Life Committee, TheWandererPress.com, and Pro-Life Wisconsin. “The truth is the pill is killing babies, killing and crippling women, and tearing away at the very fabric of society—the family,” added Diller. “There is no end to the lies that are planted by population controllers to ensure every woman takes her daily dose of the death-dealing pill. We will refute the lies.” For more information, visit ThePillKills.org. Media Contact: Rob Gasper May 26, 2015 540.659.4171 | e-mail: [email protected]     PROTEST THE PILL DAY...

Oral Contraceptives: Mechanism of Action (Feb 2005: Birth Control)

Scientists Refute Study Touting The Pill's Benefits Mechanism of Action for Oral Contraceptives Described     SCIENTISTS REFUTE STUDY TOUTING PILL'S BENEFITS — A recent study touting a list of unexpected health benefits for the birth-control pill was wrong and should be discounted, say scientists with the landmark Women's Health Initiative, whose database was used for the study. Researchers at Wayne State University in Detroit were using Women's Health Initiative data to overturn the common wisdom on the pill. Epidemiologist Ross Prentice is the chief statistician for the health initiative. Dr. Rahi Victory and co-authors at Wayne State, Dr. Susan Hendrix & Dr. Michael Diamond, did not get authorization or input from the health initiative, as is customary, before presenting their data at the annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine on Oct. 20. Women are urged to disregard the Wayne State findings. A separate survey by the CDC in 12/04 found that 82% of women aged 15-44 had used the pill at some point. Past studies have produced cautions about the birth-control pill (increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, blood clots and certain types of cancer). Those warnings still stand. [AP report in The Seattle Times;http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/health/2002116425_pill11m.html 11Dec04.Julia Sommerfeld: 206-464-2708 or [email protected]] MECHANISM OF ACTION — This information is from Dr. Hanna Klaus M.D., FACOG [Natural Family Planning Center of Washington, D.C. and Teen STAR Program]: “While .75 mg of levonorgestrel (LNG) x 2 induces far less nausea and vomiting than Preven, not to speak of trying to swallow 40 oral contraceptive tablets, fewer pregnancies are putatively prevented, as not many women repeat the dose of...