In a recent column, I wrote about the “unlearned lessons of history.” But there are many other unlearned lessons which have not been absorbed by society. One of them is the shocking damage which modern contraceptives have done – ad are doing – to women, particularly young women.
At the 1985 National Life Conference in England, one of the speakers, a distinguished gynecologist, said this, “The ‘sexual revolution’ of the 60s and 70s, of which widely-available abortion is commonly regarded as an essential ingredient, is having grave effects on women’s bodies – especially the bodies of young women.”
He then quotes some frightening medical facts, giving very precise references for his statements. Here are a few of them.
- Cancer of the cervix. Hansard 1984 is quoted as follows, “The treatment of women who have cancer has soared from 15 per cent in 1972 to 27 percent in 1982. The incidence of the disease seems to be highest in patients who have been on the Pill for a considerable time.”
According to the Gynaecology Review (December 1984), “Many more younger women are getting the disease and the death rate of these victims has increased 20 per cent. Young people should be informed of the high risk of the disease (and increased risk of death) involved in teenage sex.
- Sexually Transmitted Disease. (STD) “The number of new cases of Sexually Transmitted Diseases treated in England and Wales in 1968 was 180,000. By 1980, the figure had risen to 500,000. In his Annual Report for 1983, the Chief Medical Director at the Department of Health and Social Services revealed that the number of new STD cases reported by English clinics alone topped the half million mark for the first time in history.
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease. (PID). According to the British medical magazine, Westrom Lancet, PID, which results from sexually-transmitted disease, has shown a similar increase – especially among unmarried, childless women under 20. The risk of PID increases nearly three times among women who use an Intra Uterine Device (IUD), if they have never been pregnant. PID is a major cause of infertility resulting from blocked tubes.
American research shows that, even after antibiotic treatment, infertility resulting from PID occurred in 19 per cent of cases after one infection, 31 per cent after two, and 60 per cent after three. (American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1980).
- Ectopic Pregnancy. According to Contemporary Obstetrics and Gynecology (September 1984), the incidence of ectopic pregnancies, which threaten the ability to have children later and even life itself, has more than doubled among teenagers in only five years. Increased sexual activity has greatly aggravated the problem. Intra Uterine Devices also increase the risk of ectopic pregnancy.
In 1973, Dr. Malcolm Potts of the International Planned Parenthood Federation – the largest pro-abortion organization in the world – predicted that abortion rates would not be reduced by an increased supply of contraceptives. On the contrary, he said, they would rise. And he was right.
Here is a quote from Dr. Judith Bury, of the pro-abortion Brook Advisory Centre in Britain. “There is overwhelming evidence that, contrary to what one might expect, the availability of contraception leads to an increase in the abortion rate.”
These statements have been proved in every country in which contraception has been accepted by society. And yet the “feminists” keep screaming for more and more contraceptives. More contraceptives man more abortions, more sexual permissiveness, more diseases, more infertility and more and more ruined lives.
Young women rise up. You have nothing to lose but you slavery to the lusts of men!