The birth control we know and see today has changed quite a bit since it arrived on the scene roughly 56 years ago.
But how much do people really know about the drugs that have had such an impact on women’s health and our culture?
Mark and Renee are joined by Dr. Frank Schell, via phone, to have an in-depth discussion over issues that have people still arguing whether these drugs are “liberators of women” or the pills that “decimate women.”
“Women are being used as guinea pigs”
It’s common knowledge that every drug has side effects. But are women fully informed of what the possible side effects are of the drugs they are prescribed? Even more concerning is the evidence that doctors, and pharmaceutical companies may be unaware of all the side effects or the consequences of long term use.
“We have seen an increase over the last 25 or 30 years of women having ectopic pregnancies and women having to have c-sections for the pregnancies they do have. Women’s biology has not changed during that length of time. It’s got to be an external factor that’s causing this.”
But now that birth control has been out for a number of years, researchers are turning their attention to the long term effect birth control has on women and even the environment. Already, research is being released that sheds a troubling light on the drugs and devices widely used today.
“When you look at all the associated long-term issues that have popped up with women’s health, you have to ask yourself a lot of questions… Have you turned a blind eye to see what the effects are because you’re so dedicated to providing birth control?”
-Dr. Frank Schell
The episode leaves the hosts and viewers wondering if the prevailing attitudes by birth control supporters is that “it’s just kinda the cost of doing business.”
“It’s a competition between early abortion and later abortion.”
A common misconception about today’s birth control is that it always prevents a pregnancy or what is known as “fertilization“. However, some birth control devices only work after fertilization to prevent implantation and attempt to expel the pregnancy. (In other words, an abortion.) Many forms of birth control admit that if the drug doesn’t prevent fertilization, it will also work to prevent implantation and create an environment that would cause a termination.
Life Talk host, Mark Crutcher, points out that many pro-choice people will present birth control as the answer to preventing abortions. However, the science behind the birth control reveals that this isn’t the case.
“Many examples of what are typically called ‘Birth Control’ are in-fact early abortions. So it’s not really a competition between birth control and abortion – it’s a competition between early abortion and later abortion.”
“Birth Control is being shoved down these girls throats…”
Very often, those of us in the pro-life movement see what was advertised as a tool to liberate women, is used to oppress and objectify them. Sidewalk counselors have seen women dragged into abortion clinics by the men in their lives, and newspaper articles reveal men attempting to give their pregnant girlfriends drugs and other substances known to cause abortions. The Life Dynamics Child Predator project revealed that rapists use birth control and abortion to attempt to cover up their crime. Another Life Dynamics report then revealed what happens when some women refuse their partner’s requests to get an abortion.
Journalists have now exposed how ISIS is using birth control as an important part of their sex slavery practices.
“This is really not that far different from what goes on in the U.S.; and that’s why the early feminists were so opposed to the legalization of birth control and abortion. Because they saw both of them as mechanisms that would be used by sexually irresponsible, sexually predatory males to enslave women. The way that it’s done is different in the U.S., but the goal is still the same: to allow women a mechanism by which they can provide responsibility free sex to the men in their lives.”
“they’re creating their own demand for their product…”
So is the support for birth control really about liberating women or is it about something else entirely? Life Talk host, Mark Crutcher, states that it has always been about money. But watch the episode and decide for yourself…