Pro-Life Coalition to Launch “The Pill Kills” Day June 5
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By Kathleen Gilbert
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A large coalition of pro-life groups has announced plans to protest the damage wreaked by the morning-after pill, the “hormonal bomb” whose effects on women, their unborn children, and the environment have gone largely unreported by the mainstream media.
“This year, birth control advocates are celebrating 50 years of decriminalized hormonal contraceptives,” announced the coalition in a press release Tuesday. “American Life League and our co-sponsors don’t think half a century of contaminating our waterways is something to celebrate.” The release points out a number of studies that have found devastating effects of the high levels of estrogen released into water supplies thanks to the pill, which have been linked to declining male fertility and mutations in male fish.
In addition, while the morning-after pill is usually billed as a contraceptive, the drug can also cause abortion by changing a woman’s uterine lining so that a newly-conceived unborn child cannot attach and receive nourishment from its mother. In addition, the pill has been linked to the deaths of otherwise healthy women, through fatal blood clots, heart attacks, strokes.
“The Pill Kills Day,” the largest nationwide protest of its kind, will include activists, scientists and educators in planned protests all across the nation on June 5. They say that they will demand “honesty” from America’s pharmaceutical companies and government about how birth control is hazardous to children, women’s health and the environment.