The Obama Administration, who last year mandated health care coverage for everyone, has now mandated cancer causing drugs for anyone who wants them—free.
Recently, the decision to mandate all insurance offer free birth control, with no copays, for all women, which generally is in the form of oral contraceptives, including abortion pills, has created much fire anyway. We’ve already posted about the fact that oral contraceptives can cause an abortion, not just the ones we know as abortion pills but the ones most women on the pill take daily.
The Catholic church has come out to protest the federal birth control mandate which violates their moral code and religious freedom, since the conscience clause isn’t enough to cover most of their organizations. I could write columns on this alone, and the very disturbing lack of choice for some of us with very strong, if unpopular, pro-life convictions. But what I read this week stunned me: A 2006 study partially funded by the same agency mandating free birth control, showed that oral contraceptives are linked to caner. It’s terribly ironic that the in the name of women’s health care we are funding an increased cancer risk, a fact conveniently forgotten by the Obama Administration.
The Mayo Clinic (which is not a Catholic or religious institution but is known worldwide for being one of the premiere research institutions for medicine and treatment), released the report, and the World Health Organization, which isn’t exactly known for its pro-life stances either. Additionally, the Mayo report includes a footnote that one of the funding agents for the report was the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the federal agency who is known for providing funding that promotes abortion. And, terribly ironically, the parent of the panel that recommended that the Obama Administration provide free birth control to women.
Time will not permit me to disseminate all of the reach to you, but I am linking the entire PDF Mayo report here so you may do so. True research articles have several components but you can usually, if you would just like to get the facts and don’t understand the scientific hashing out, read the abstract and the “discussion” section of the actual study to get what you need to know to understand the situation. Thus, I encourage you, even if the numbers and statistics make your brain go bloop, to at least click on the link and take time to see that this report comes not from pro-lifers trying to stop birth control, but from scientific research from some of the finest scientific research minds in our nation today. And they agree: Oral contraceptives (The Pill) can cause cancer.
Now here’s the catch.
The report was done in October 2006. (though it helped support many other reporters which you can find information on here and here.) By medical research standards, that’s not old at all. But it’s old enough for the Obama Administration, the NIH and even “women’s health” provider Planned Parenthood to conveniently ignore existing and substantiated medical research which says the very thing they are mandating we all pay for will do more than abort your baby without you knowing it; it will also lead to an increased cancer risk—while you are young (premenopausal).
You can read the study from Mayo for yourself, but what strikes me most of the forked tongue with which the government speaks as it bows its knew to the mother of sexual iniquity, Planned Parenthood, who campaigned furiously for this birth control mandate, saying in an Aug. 1 letter from its president Cecile Richards, “by recognizing that birth control is an essential part of preventive health care, this HHS ruling will give countless women access to affordable birth control.” But preventive means preventing them from going broke, it seems, because the very government department that funded a study just five years (and one administration) ago, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, parent of the NIH, has now gone against its own research and demanded we fund a pill for anyone who wants it, including those ignorant of its effects, which include abortion and cancer risks.
It would seem Planned Parenthood’s goal is to kill babies—even if it might kill mommy a few years down the road. Birth control at all costs, no limits, no exceptions; this is Planned Parenthood demands. It’s stating to be abundantly clear what that means.
The HHS is taking public comments for the next month or so on this law. Please let your voice be heard. Their website http://www.hhs.gov/feedback.html allows for feedback entry, but this is also for general public feedback on the website and other policies, so I encourage you to use their mailing address or call the switchboard to make feedback:
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201
Toll Free: 1-877-696-6775