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The Negative Effects of the Pill

1. All hormonal contraceptives have severe side effects. Though noted media and feminist groups typically present hormonal contraceptives as a boon for women, they overlook the serious side effects reported in mainstream scientific literature. Regularly taking powerful steroids, which are what hormonal contraceptives from the Pill to injectable Depo-Provera are, [...]

By |2019-10-02T21:48:27-05:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Abortifacients, Abortion, Contraception|Tags: , |
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What Are the Environmental Impacts of Hormonal Birth Control?

Have you ever stopped for gas and, as you were pumping, watched a giant 18-wheel fuel tanker rumble up to refill the gas station's tanks?  These trucks are enormous, one-fourth as long as a football field, and each carries enough gasoline to fill a good-sized backyard swimming pool. Every year, [...]

By |2019-10-23T15:34:35-05:00August 21st, 2018|Categories: Contraception|Tags: , , |
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Gender Ideology: The Latest Assault on Our Children

Biology is Not a Social Construct Gender ideology is a belief system that holds that sex is a social construct. Gender ideology teaches that every person has something called a "gender identity" in the brain that may or may not be the same as that person's biological sex. Its central [...]

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True Unity of a Human Person Defies All “Gender” Ideology

The Many Dangers of "Gender" Ideology "Gender" ideology is sweeping across Western societies with relentless, hostile force. It is invading educational and health institutions beginning in the early life of students. And its ideologues are using the law to deny parental rights. Therefore, it is important to clarify and challenge [...]

By |2019-10-25T13:28:20-05:00June 19th, 2018|Categories: Gender Issues, Marriage & Family|Tags: , , , |
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Shouldn’t Women Be Able to Control Their Own Bodies?

The battle over abortion and birth control in the United States has been raging for nearly a century.  A cartoon in the May 1919 issue of Margaret Sanger’s Birth Control Review shows a woman being crushed by a giant roll of paper labeled “Laws Controlling Women’s Bodies.” “Woman’s body, woman’s [...]

By |2019-10-23T18:20:51-05:00May 27th, 2017|Categories: Abortion|Tags: , |
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Should We Avoid Offending People Over Contraception?

Years ago, I had the privilege of accompanying Human Life International’s founder, Father Paul Marx, on several of his parish weekends.  His homilies usually covered the complete range of Church teaching on sexuality, from contraception to abortion to homosexuality.  Several times after these Masses, I witnessed irate parishioners publicly berate [...]

By |2019-10-25T22:02:21-05:00May 14th, 2017|Categories: Contraception, The Church on Contraception|Tags: , |
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The Conception Conundrum

There is much confusion and disagreement today about when human life actually begins.  The official and public face of the medical profession insists that life begins at implantation — yet every embryology and fetology textbook in use today states that it begins at the instant of fusion between sperm and [...]

By |2019-10-23T21:02:22-05:00April 20th, 2017|Categories: Abortifacients, Abortion, Contraception|Tags: , , |

The Miracle of Fetal Development

There are two ways in which people discuss the time period related to milestones in fetal development: gestational and fertilization age.  These terms can be somewhat confusing since they are based upon different starting points. Fertilization age is a framework of time based upon the point of view of the unborn [...]

By |2019-10-23T20:53:03-05:00April 16th, 2017|Categories: Abortion, Fetal Development|Tags: , , |
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Of Acorns, Eggs and Captive Violinists: When Does Human Life Begin?

The abortion issue is very complex, possessing many dimensions: personal, legislative, judicial, religious and scientific.  There is, however, one central debate around which every other point revolves ― the status of the unborn child.  Is it human?  Is it alive?  And, most importantly, is it a person? Science: When Does [...]

By |2019-10-23T19:44:16-05:00April 16th, 2017|Categories: Abortion, Fetal Development|Tags: , , |