Boulder, Colo., Nov 11, 2014 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The pill is not only causing a massive shift in who women are attracted to, but is also wreaking havoc on their bodies, men and the environment. What’s more? Biochemical research can prove it, says one critic.
“Chemical contraceptives were first introduced as being good for our bodies,” said Vicki Thorn, founder of Project Rachel and the National Office for Post Abortion Reconciliation and Healing.
“There was very little research that was done when chemical contraception first became available.”
Thorn spoke Nov. 6 on the topic of “The Science of Attraction: A New View on Sex” at the Aquinas Institute for Catholic Thought, an intellectual arm of ministry on the campus of CU Boulder, Colorado.
She said that in the wake of activist Margaret Sanger’s birth control movement in the early 20th century – which sought legalization and widespread availability of the pill – society has been largely bereft of the knowledge on exactly what chemical contraception does to the female body.
And yet – according to Thorn – nutritional deficiencies, weight gain, blood clots, cancer, sexually transmitted diseases, long term infertility, and de-mineralization causing osteoporosis are all direct side effects of birth control.
****Most of the 68 million women using contraception today don’t know that, she said.
In addition to the physical side effects, Thorn believes that contraception also influences a woman’s attraction to a man.