The De-Funding of Planned Parenthood

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Planned Parenthood is now de-funded in the great state of Oklahoma, and you can almost hear already the anguished, exaggerated cries of alarm. Oh the humanity! How will women survive?

The truth is that Planned Parenthood has long already been the enemy of women’s health. Brought into existence by narrow-minded ideologues who saw the great feminine power of creativity as an unfortunate and captive destiny always putting women at a disadvantage, Planned Parenthood always advocated the active disabling – and even poisoning – of a women’s reproductive capacities. And, in typically nervy fashion, they had the temerity to call this “reproductive health”.

Today, with the benefit of scientific hindsight, we can calculate what a disaster this truly has been for Western women. First, we are in the middle of a now 30-year-long epidemic of breast cancer that shows no signs of abating. We know, the experts know, that this is due to “Western-style childbearing”; i.e. a contraceptive lifestyle. This in itself is not surprising because there is absolutely solid, hard scientific data connecting the pill and even abortion with breast cancer, though it won’t be Planned Parenthood (the great provider of mammograms!) that will tell you that.

Another thing Planned Parenthood forgot to tell us is that pregnancy itself is protective from numerous health conditions, and itself a reduced mortality state. Numerous studies show that compared to pregnant women, every other category is at increased risk of death from numerous causes. Not only that, but pregnancy is the very best way, from a health perspective, to avoid breast and ovarian cancer, for the prevention of which Planned Parenthood is always encouraging women to take the pill.

But perhaps the biggest farce of all is this idea that with the help of Planned Parenthood, childbirth will be planned, and women will only have pregnancies when they want to. No study we know of shows contraceptive users to be more likely to declare their pregnancies wanted after contraceptive use. This ought to cause a great deal of concern, considering that Planned Parenthood says contraceptives will enable women to avoid the pregnancies they do not want. Isn’t this an obvious failure of their approach? Isn’t this an obvious failure of the contraceptive approach to birth control and family planning?

The de-funding of Planned Parenthood is a very good thing, and it should be women first and most of all who should cheer!

© 2013. Dominic Pedulla MD. All Rights Reserved.

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4 thoughts on “The De-Funding of Planned Parenthood”

  1. Phil, there is no real protective effect, because for every 12 ovarian cancers prevented, 50 new cases of breast cancer occur. And that’s to say nothing of the bad effects of disrupting ovarian dysfunction, which is the only way to get the ovaries to not become cancerous as often. In other words yo have to make the ovaries ill, and then, sure, they’ll stop producing cancer cells, but it’s not because of better health, but simply the one bright spot in a terrible overall picture. I could take out both your kidneys and thereby guarantee you’d never get kidney cancer but would this be improved health? If you buy into the pill’s “non-conctraceptive health benefits” idea then maybe you think so. I’d rather hear you say you just choose to believe the pill is a good idea than repeat this junk science nonsense. A bargain? And sure, the risk of breast cancer goes down after 10 years. Because by then you’ve either died or those who were at risk have already had symptoms adequate to cause them to discontinue, again no bargain. Common sense, and a little data, makes us less parrots and more thinkers.

    1. …and the links to peer-reviewed scientific data which substantiate your assertions are?

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  3. “We, the experts….” probably ignore the findings of the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health

    “A number of studies suggest that current use of oral contraceptives (birth control pills) appears to slightly increase the risk of breast cancer, especially among younger women. However, the risk level goes back to normal 10 years or more after discontinuing oral contraceptive use.

    Women who use oral contraceptives have reduced risks of ovarian and endometrial cancer. This protective effect increases with the length of time oral contraceptives are used.

    Oral contraceptive use is associated with an increased risk of cervical cancer; however, this increased risk may be because sexually active women have a higher risk of becoming infected with human papillomavirus, which causes virtually all cervical cancers.

    Women who take oral contraceptives have an increased risk of benign liver tumors, but the relationship between oral contraceptive use and malignant liver tumors is less clear.”

    Extraordinary claims demand extraordinary proofs….

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