Friday, February 10, 2012

So Is This Really About Women's Health? What Health Are We Talking About?

As the hoopla continues over Komen defunding and refunding Planned Parenthood and the HHS mandate verses the Catholic Church, I thought it might be a nice time to bring in another aspect of this discussion, aside from the debate over conscience and religious rights and intrinsic spiritual evils.   

I have not heard or seen or read anything on the physical dangers and damage done to women, under the guise of reproductive healthcare. In fact I have seen many angry women, all arguing for "rights" that may lead to their demise.

The Komen frenzy has totally omitted any reference to the connection between abortion and breast cancer. So too has the recent hotly debated controversy over the HHS mandate to faith-based organizations, also omitted this crucial life-saving information for women.

In the early 70's when abortion was being debated state by state, the people who supported legalized abortion, recognized that they had to separate killing from abortion in order for it to be readily acceptable to society. That's how the mantra "Choice" replaced the word killing. So too in the birth control debate, the supporters for birth-control knew they had to separate sexual-intercourse from procreation. Once they accomplished that goal, Pandora's box opened, and we have a general lowering of morality - a rise in infidelity and illegitimacy and the breakup of marriages and homes - the objectification of women to satisfy men - and Government coercion in reproductive matters.  

What has this led to in our society? A total erosion of the fabric that holds us together. And what holds that fabric together, if not the moral laws which  protect us from harm, not only from each other, but from the harm we are capable of doing to ourselves. We all need stop lights in certain areas of our lives, which provide a safe reign on our human nature, deeply wounded by Original Sin.  And there are consequences to sin ... going through a red light may mean your life ... and ...

You can receive forgiveness from your parents, family, friends or your priest, but Mother Nature never forgives, because Mother Nature was designed by God to conform to His laws.  So then, all interference and dabbling with Mother Nature has consequences.   This is the problems we will discuss.

The birth control pill is used by over 10 million women in the U.S. and about 4 million of those are under the age of 25. The pill contains 2 artificial hormones called estrogens and progestins. The Pill works by inhibiting ovulation and sperm transport and by changing the lining of the woman's uterus to prevent implantation of a possible newly fertilized ovum. And both pro-abortion and pro-life groups acknowledge that the Pill causes early abortions.

Now on to the repercussions from Mother Nature - the Pill increases the risk of breast cancer by over 40%, if it is taken before a woman delivers her 1st baby. This risk increases by 70% if the Pill is used for 4 or more years before the woman's 1st child is born.

Due to the hormonal makeup of the Pill, other side-effects include high blood pressure, stroke, heart-attack, depression, weight gain and migraines. It also increases breast, liver and cervical cancers. At least 3 studies have reported that the AIDS virus is transmitted more easily to women who are taking the Pill, if their partners have the HIV virus.

Is this really women's health? Is this why Komen gives to Planned Parenthood? Is this what Obamacare calls reproductive health care for women?

Here are some other methods of birth control and their effects that will be covered under the Obama health care plan.   Depo-Provera, commonly known as "The Shot", Depo-Provera is a long acting progestin hormone, injected every 3 months. It works by decreasing ovulation, inhibiting sperm transport and changing the lining of the woman's uterus to prevent implantation of a possible newly fertilized ovum.  Norplant is another progestin hormone encased in rubberized tubes, placed superficially under a woman's skin, and left there for up to 3 - 5 years. It acts in a similar manner to Depo-Provera.

So, what is Mother Nature's response to all this manipulation of her natural order? Two world-wide studies have shown that women who take Depo-Provera for 2 years or more before age 25, have a 190% increased risk of developing breast cancer. One large study found that women who had received injectable progestins, for at least 5 years, suffered a 430% increased risk of developing cervical cancer. Several studies have shown that women who receive injectable protestins have a much higher rate of contracting the AIDS virus if their partner is infected, one study actually showing a 240% increased risk.

So, let's do the math.  Are we all in agreement that breast cancer and cervical cancer in women has sky-rocketed?  Do we not know why?   And women's health?   It's been left out of the debate.

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