The Sexual Revolutionaries are predictably upset by the recent Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby. So this is a good time to consider the question of whether contraception really is health care in any meaningful sense. Hormonal contraception interrupts a perfectly natural process in perfectly healthy women. Pregnancy is not an illness or injury or disease. Preventing pregnancy can be accomplished in a number of ways. Over the next few days, I am going to talk about some of the health risks associated with hormonal contraception.
Let’s start with a few cases from the United Kingdom.
Charlotte Porter died from a blood clot when she was 16.
Trudi Banning, in better days, before the Pill
Trudi Banning, a 22 year old “super-fit” female soldier, was stricken with a stroke that created gangrene in her digestive system, and ultimately left her infertile.
What do these British women have in common? They were taking the so-called “third generation” of birth control pills, such as Femodene and Dianette. These women are hoping to sue American manufacturers of these “Third Generation” hormonal contraceptives.
The bitter irony for Trudi is that she was an 18 year old virgin when she entered the army and was put on contraception. She says, ‘The Army didn’t want girls getting pregnant, and Read more…