Back when the oral contraceptive pill (“the Pill”) was introduced in 1960, it was hailed as the great panacea for all society’s ills. Its proponents promised that using it would not only reduce the size of families, but it would decrease abortion rates, decrease teen pregnancy rates, eradicate divorce, end domestic violence against women, and make for happier marriages.
So far, have any of these promises been fulfilled?
If anything, in every one of these measures, the rates have increased and morality as a whole has dropped.
As I see it, four tragic ironies result from using the Pill.
1. THE PILL WORKS BY TRICKING THE FEMALE BODY INTO THINKING IT IS PREGNANT
Continual, fake pregnancy is better than a real pregnancy, apparently.
According to abortion advocates, pregnancy is to be treated like a disease. Giving birth to a baby stands in the way of one’s goals in life. The baby would get in the way of college, be a financial burden, and pollute the planet by increasing the carbon footprint.
So, how do we solve this “problem” of unwanted pregnancy? Apparently we do so by treating women as broken bodies. Women are expected to pop pills to trick their bodies into thinking they are pregnant.
Apparently, pretend pregnancy is better than actual pregnancy.
In an effort to avoid a real pregnancy women fake a pregnancy. They do this because the Pill has synthetic hormones designed to tell the female body a baby is already growing inside her, and that an egg does not need to be released. If no egg is released, then no fertilization can occur, and so no baby could ever result.
Taking these artificial contraceptives often wreak damage to females’ bodies along the way. Is it wise to chemical fake a pregnancy for, often, years at a time? No, obviously not. Cancer, cerebral hemorrhaging, pulmonary embolisms, depression, and dozens of other side effects go hand in hand with using the Pill.
2. USING THE PILL ACTUALLY INCREASES THE RATE OF ABORTIONS
Well, look, if more women would just take more contraceptives, then fewer unplanned pregnancies would result, the abortion lobby contends. Consequently, with fewer unplanned pregnancies comes fewer abortions. Everyone wins, they say.
In actuality, using contraceptives emboldens people to practice promiscuity.
They think that they have “protection” from getting pregnant, or even from contracting sexually-transmitted diseases. This means sex now becomes less risky, as the physical consequences of sex are seemingly removed. Thus, the rate of promiscuity increases.
Not every girl takes the oral contraceptives in the manner it is prescribed. This, in turn, accounts for the failure rate of contraceptives. Also, even if women maintain the prescribed dosage, break-through ovulation can still occur.
This means that an egg can still be released, even though a woman is on the Pill. Thus, she and her sexual partner could conceive a child.
If that unplanned child is not a welcome surprise, then the child may be killed through an abortion. Thus, abortion ends up serving as a backup option of birth control, in the event the contraceptives fail.
Did you know that contraceptive failure is the number one reason women give for obtaining abortions? In fact, Planned Parenthood v. Casey, a 1992 Supreme Court decision, ruled that Roe v. Wade (the 1973 Supreme Court decision) ought not be overturned, for that very reason:
“The Roe rule’s limitation on state power could not be repudiated without serious inequity to people who, for two decades of economic and social developments, have organized intimate relationships and made choices that define their views of themselves and their places in society, in reliance on the availability of abortion in the event that contraception should fail.”
In other words, abortion has become another method of birth control. Abortion rates did not decrease, but actually skyrocketed, thanks to introduction of the Pill.
On top of surgical abortions rates increasing, the Pill and other similar contraceptives, such as the IUD or the NuvaRing, can cause chemical abortions.
They do this by purposely disrupting the uterine lining, disrputing implantation of the newly-formed child inside the womb. As a result, the child dies and passes out of the mother’s body—without her knowing it.
3. USING THE PILL INCREASES THE RATES OF DIVORCE; TEEN PREGNANCY; VIOLENCE, ESCPECIALLY AGAINST WOMEN; ETC.
Back in 1960 when the Pill was introduced as a contraceptive, its makers claimed it would cure many of society’s ills. The Pill was supposed to reduce the number of children, keeping women out of the house and in the workforce. The Pill was supposed to curb domestic violence, end divorce, and make for happier marriages.
Fifty some years later, we are still waiting for the panacea to take effect.
The truth is, in every measure, society is worse since 1960. Divorce rates have exploded. Domestic violence is substantially higher. Abortion rates have surged. Fewer people are getting married. Promiscuity is the norm. Sexually transmitted diseases are at epidemic proportions.
The reason for these increases can be directly tied to the introduction of the Pill into society. Think about it.
If sex can be had without the possibility of a child, then women’s value immediately takes a hit. As a result of the devaluing of women, rates of domestic violence, sexual assault, and porn usage all rise, as they have.
If children are not the natural result of sexual relationships, then the value of marriage plummets as well. Thus, the rates of divorce, adultery, and overall unhappiness in marriages all zoom upward as well, as we have seen.
4. THE BIRTH CONTROL PILL ACTUALLY HARMS WOMEN FAR MORE THAN IT BENEFITS THEM
So much for being so concerned about “women’s health.”
According to the manufacturer of the Pill’s own site, the list as possible side effects of their drug is extensive <
1. Myocardial infarction (a.k.a., a heart attack… the heart, you need that, right?)
2. Thromboembolism (serious blood clotting issue)
3. Cerebrovascular diseases (loss of blood flow in the brain… you know, an important part of your body)
4. Vascular diseases (affecting blood vessels)
5. Breast cancer, and on and on
Obviously, no one wishes for their daughters or their female friends to contract cancer, get gallbladder disease, or develop emotional disorders, but that is what they risk in promoting use of the Pill among their female friends and family.
Is it really worth it?
So much for the Pill solving anything.
The truth is, contraceptives do not make for better marriages or for better relationships of any kind. Sterile sex is not life-giving, but instead merely uses each partner for the lustful desire of the other.
Curbing violence, reducing abortion rates improving women’s health, and making happier marriages are all wonderful objectives. However, the Pill cannot do any of these issues. Instead, it only makes each worse off.
Did I miss any other irony that you can think of?
Has anyone used the Pill in the past and willing to email me directly to share their story—or post it here in the comments below?
Did you experience any of these side effects? Were you pressured into using it in the beginning? Did you get off it? If so, for what reason(s)?
Anyone have anything else to share?
Sound off below or email me directly!