God always forgives, man
sometimes forgives, but nature never forgives.
Pope Paul VI
never had his face on the cover of The
Rolling Stone. In fact, when he promulgated his ground-breaking document Humanae Vitae, he was vilified by
feminists, ridiculed by health care professionals, attacked by theologians, and
ignored by many Catholic couples. With the advent of the birth control pill,
the Holy Father was written off as outdated when he pointed out that artificial
contraception was a violation of the natural ends of marriage. Over the
intervening years, as the liberation of our libido has brought our culture to
the depths of excess, the accumulating evidence from scientific studies has
shown that the Roman pontiff was right.
inconvenient truth is that estrogen-progestin steroids, used in hormonal birth
control pills and devices, contain cancer-causing carcinogens. While our agenda-driven
media has not reported this story, it is not news. In June, 2005, twenty-one
scientists in the World Health Organization concluded that these drugs caused
breast, cervical, and liver cancer. And in January, 2006 scientists at John
Hopkins University came to the same conclusion in their study. Teenage girls,
whose bodies are still developing, are particularly susceptible to the
cancer-causing effects of these hormonal contraceptives.
silence? I suppose this is primarily because it not only does not fit the
popular message contrived by our elite leaders, it contradicts it. Facts have a
nasty habit of getting in the way of a feel-good ideology. Also, if the truth
be completely told, we all know good people who have used birth control pills, accepting
them, with their fiction of safety, as a “fact of life.” As with smoking, we
really don’t like being the ones to point out that this habit is hazardous to
we want to be careful not to presume that the connection between birth control
pills and breast cancer is automatic. Just as many smokers never get lung
cancer and many with lung cancer were never smokers, so too, a number of women
who use birth control pills will never develop breast cancer while a number who
have suffered from it have never used the pill. Although a higher incidence of
breast cancer has been found among women who have used this drug, the actual
factor that would trigger it in any individual cannot be known.
Much is being
said again about the “war on women”. Yet the hypocrisy of those making this
charge is stunning. They claim to be “pro-choice” even
as they keep from women that information which would help them make an informed
choice. They demand that health insurance plans include oral contraceptives,
which, with their carcinogens, are effectively poison pills. They would shut
down self-sustaining pregnancy centers like ours that help women be hopeful and
throw taxpayer money to abortion providers like Planned Parenthood that help
women feel helpless.
there is a war on women, but we are not the enemy. The self-righteous
“champions of women’s rights” face the real foe in the mirror every morning.
Though they may not have the courage to admit the truth, we are hopeful that
women will come to recognize where the true deception lies.
Cross Road, we remain committed to providing our clients and in particular our
youth with accurate information about birth control, sexually transmitted
infections, fetal development, parenting options, and abortion procedures.
A generation ago Pope Paul warned that it’s
not nice to fool Mother Nature. Scientific studies have since shown us that you