Contraception Pills Cause Cancer

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Editor:

Once again we are subjected to total inanity in a Roundup guest comment. The old adage “If you keep repeating a lie, people will actually believe it” worked well for Ms. Bre Thomas in her guest comment in the Roundup when she said, “99 percent of women in the U.S. have used some form of contraception in their lifetime.” This propaganda started with Obama and has been passed down ad nauseum. Even the Washington Post and the Centers for Disease Control (a governmental agency) exposed it for the lie it is. Look up the real statistics. It in no way helps Ms. Thomas’ credibility.

Then there’s the incredible idea that contraception is good for women’s health. What Ms. Thomas completely leaves out is the fact that women have died from using contraception. Studies show some 12 million American women take the birth control pill and the Mayo Clinic warns that birth control use is one of the major contributing factors for pulmonary embolism and blood clots. Other serious side effects are heart attacks, strokes, pelvic inflammatory disease, depression, and so on. The World Health Organization has linked the pill with breast, cervical and liver cancer. Hormonal birth control is considered a class one carcinogen right alongside cigarettes in cancer-causing potential. Here we are going all out to eradicate the scourge of smoking, yet we are being told that birth control is safe and healthy. There are an estimated 25,000 lawsuits in the courts right now. In 2008, Johnson and Johnson spent $68.7 million to settle hundreds of lawsuits. In 2012, Bayer AG paid at least $100 million to settle some 500 lawsuits over injuries and deaths connected with the use of their line of birth control.

Then there’s the fact that the pill is also abortifacient in nature, making it a human pesticide. The so-called “safe and healthy” little pill destroys newly formed human beings. Dr. William Colliton, an obstetrician-gynecologist, wrote that more than 1.8 million lives are lost to contraceptives annually in the U.S., making it more deadly than procured abortion at 1.2 million.

Last and certainly not least is Obama’s blatant attack on religious freedom, where Christians and church-related groups are being forced to go against their consciences and religious beliefs to comply with Obama’s new laws, basically nullifying their First Amendment rights. Not one peep out of Ms. Thomas on this outrageous tactic either. Some may not care about this particular right being taken away and shrug it off as unimportant in the great scheme of things. That’s exactly what Obama wants you to think, Comrades, because when he comes to take away your other rights you will already be properly indoctrinated. Tim and Cathy Branson

Comments

Pat Randall 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Bransons, What you say may be true or not. Think of how many times contraceptives have stopped a woman from becoming pregnant and another baby aborted, or born into a home where there is no food, heat or love. I have never heard of a man dying from using a contraceptive. Maybe Obama could pass a law that men are responsible for unwanted pregnancies and they are responsible for the child.

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Meria Heller 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Those same companies PAY for penis pumps ($200) viagra $25 a pill, and vasectomies.....so what does that tell you?

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Diane Green 8 months, 2 weeks ago

What the Bransons say is NOT true. Their comments are based on "facts" the same way "creation science" is based on facts.

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Meria Heller 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Hobby Lobby is the corporation in question here I assume, based on their religious "freedom" not to provide contraception. However, do a little homework and you will see they are heavily invested in companies that make contraception and abortion pills. So they are hypocrites like most who hide behind their religion. Also a huge story breaking today is that a company that makes diabetes pills knew that it would cause cancer in people using them - how about that one? Freedom of religion doesn't mean being free to force it down anyone's throat. You either believe god is love and the only one who can judge, or you don't.

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Diane Green 8 months, 2 weeks ago

The Bransons don't specifically mention Hobby Lobby, but I agree there is a connection. Hobby Lobby is a corporation like Chrysler Motors or Sears, not a Christian-based group, and as such they are first of all, taking the position that corporations can have religious convictions. That is the first question of several that is before the Supreme Court. IF the Supreme Court finds Hobby Lobby can have religious beliefs (when was the last time you sat next to a corporation in church?) then the next question that must be resolved is whether Hobby Lobby's rights are superior to those of their employees, who have an equal right to be free of Hobby Lobby's religion. If Hobby Lobby prevails, the ramifications could be sweeping. Any company could claim to have religious beliefs and they could claim the right to discriminate against any group their sincerely held beliefs tell them to avoid. Like gays, blacks, women. The bible can be construed to support pretty much any prejudice against any group, so the sky's the limit. It could be legal to refuse to sell a house to a black person, to refuse service to minorities in restaurants, discriminate openly in hiring. This is about much more than birth control - it could touch any one of us and ALL of us.

In addition to the hypocrisy of investing in pharmaceutical companies that manufacture the very drugs they so vehemently oppose, Hobby Lobby has a disturbing track record of investing in legislative causes promoted by the right-wing and ALEC, such as the recently-vetoed bill in Arizona to legalize discrimination against gays. They are part of the nationwide effort to write religious dogma into law, making their efforts the real threat to the First Amendment. They are part of a well-orchestrated, multi-pronged effort to eliminate abortion, to discredit climate science, to dumb-down our children by insisting creationism be taught in schools, and to gut the Affordable Care Act.

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Meria Heller 8 months, 2 weeks ago

HI Diane, Nice to see someone so well informed right here in Payson, it's a rarity.

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Tim Branson 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Of course when we wrote this letter we knew there would be a lot of howling from leftists who say they are Christian, women who hate men, the "How dare you judge" crowd, "Religion is hypocrisy," "We can help child abuse by killing the children first," etc. Where's the logic? There is none. Did any of them address the problem, or did they veer off into side issues that try to cover up the truth? So here's the truth, and there is such a thing whether you like it or not. The truth is, women are being, and have always been, manipulated by men. The pill, abortion, and the fact that women are the ones who shoulder the burden in every instance proves it. Of course men want you to continue defending these evils. They get off scot free. The men get all the glory and none of the responsibility. And the funny thing, if it weren't so tragic, is women follow right along, thinking they are liberating themselves. And you are right. A man has never died from taking contraceptives, or having abortions, or having tons of mental issues like post traumatic stress disorder, suicidal thoughts, depression, addiction, etc. that all come from killing their own children, or taking "medicine" that can kill them or cause irreparable damage to their bodies. As for forcing religion down peoples' throats. Where is it? The one who is forcing something is the government. If you want to risk your life and take poison, go ahead. We "religious fanatics" only ask that you do not force us to dispense the human pesticides. If you don't like Christian hospitals or companies, then don't go there. It's supposed to be a free country. But how free is it when our Loser-in-Chief in the White house wants to enforce draconian laws and make us obey them unquestioningly. That is called tyranny. And here's another little tidbit to chew on. The pill is helping to destroy the environment. Contraceptives have been designated by the United Kingdom as powerful pollutants that find their way into our waterways and cause huge problems with fish populations. There is also concern that it is affecting us in our drinking water. Look it up and then try to tell me that everything's all rosy. Wake up before it's too late.

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Diane Green 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Your entire piece is a pack of lies intended to promote your religious views and right wing philosophy. I did check your "facts" and your sources, such as Dr. William Colliton, don't qualify as any sort of proof of your claims. Colliton's views mirror those of the Vatican, for whom he could qualify as an official apologist. Any "source" with such an obvious and unapologetic religious basis deserves to be discounted completely. Your claim, flatly stated, that contraceptives cause cancer, parrots the pro-life lies and carefully selected studies used by them and is simply not true. While there is a very slight increase in the risk of cancer, stroke and other maladies for women taking the pill, that risk is very small. It is also been found (and reported by the Mayo Clinic) that taking the pill actually REDUCES the risk of some forms of cancer - a fact you conveniently ignore. Since women who take the pill are generally of an age where the risks of reproductive cancer and other problems is already low, and since doctors counsel patients on those risks vs. benefits, your claims are massively overstated.

You acknowledge that you are a religious fanatic, and I would add that you also are obviously a right-wing political fanatic. Calling the President our "Loser in Chief" reveals your hatred and willingness to accuse and lie about him. There have been no "draconian" laws and no demand for your obedience beyond what is expected of every law-abiding citizen. You make wild claims but offer no credible evidence that they are true. There is no targeting of any religion or belief in the ACA. Government is not infringing on your religion in any way. You are not required to use birth control. Religious organizations are exempt from that part of the Affordable Care Act. So, I'm wondering what your REAL beef is.

Since your letter reveals that you are Catholic, one might suspect you believe their dogma that sex is bad and evil and must be controlled by strictly adhering to Catholic ideas of chastity - both in and out of marriage. I suggest you go right ahead and follow your beliefs, but keep your lies to yourself where they can't harm others.

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Mel Mevis 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Guess the Bransons want the US to become a third world country. According to the World Health Organization third world countries have the following outcomes:

In 2010, 287 000 women died during and following pregnancy and childbirth.

The maternal mortality ratio in developing countries is 240 per 100 000 births versus 16 per 100 000 in developed countries.

Women in developing countries have on average many more pregnancies than women in developed countries, and their lifetime risk of death due to pregnancy is higher. A woman’s lifetime risk of maternal death – the probability that a 15 year old woman will eventually die from a maternal cause – is 1 in 3800 in developed countries, versus 1 in 150 in developing countries.

The risk of maternal mortality is highest for adolescent girls under 15 years old. Complications in pregnancy and childbirth are the leading cause of death among adolescent girls in most developing countries.

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Tim Branson 8 months, 2 weeks ago

My, my. Look what happens when you push a lefty's buttons. And they're such nice people, without agendas, and totally trustworthy too. Blindness comes in many forms. There's no point in continuing a conversation when there are no mature adults to talk to. It's sad that America has reached this point. God have mercy on us all.

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Diane Green 8 months, 2 weeks ago

You wish to end the conversation only because you have no foundation for your arguments, otherwise you would state them and offer evidence. Since you can't, you fall back on the old "blindness" baloney. If you have proof of your claims, then put it out there. Real science, not religious or political belief, please.

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Tim Branson 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Oh sure, sure. We so enjoy speaking to people with so much anger that no matter what you say, you're going to be called insulting names and get blasted with every kind of bigoted remark even when you have no idea who you are talking to or anything about their faith except the tired old "baloney" you've been brainwashed with. Besides, you told us to keep our lies to ourselves because our beliefs harm so many people. Our reasoning comes from a sincere desire to help others. Even to the point of loving our enemies and wishing the best for them. If that's harming people then Jesus was a lunatic. There's nothing that we could ever say that would get through that haze of hate you've armored yourself with. Sure hope you can one day come to grips with yourself. We wonder how many abortions you may have had through procured or contraceptive methods. Otherwise you wouldn't be fighting so hard to rationalize bad behavior and poor choices. Sorry, we're done. Not because there isn't plenty more evidence, but because there really is no point.

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Diane Green 8 months, 1 week ago

There is nothing I could ever say that would get through the haze of judgmental religious dogma you wrap yourself in.

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Pat Randall 8 months, 2 weeks ago

To point out a few things in the posts above. Not in the order they were written maybe. It is illegal in Arizona to refuse to sell property to a black person, or because of a person's religion. More reasons but won't go into that. A restaurant or any other business can refuse service to anyone. There used to be signs that were in business that said, "We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone." Nothing about race or anything else. I was married and had a 9lb 5oz. baby at sixteen. Went on to have 2 more, 8lbs 6oz and 9lbs 4oz. Decided 3 was enough. Have lived to 77yrs. old. So there goes another misconception. I don't believe in abortion as a birth control. The only reason for abortion is to save the life of the mother. As for birth control pills, there is a lot of medicine out there that is killing people every hour of the day. I was almost one of them. Had a cardiac ablation and the hospitalist gave me a prescription when I was released but before I got it filled a Dr. in the cardiologist office called me and said don't take one of those pills. Asked why, and he said you will not take a second one. Statistics can be written anyway a person wants them. Doesn't make them true. Know this is rambling and not in order of the way the former posts were written but hope I got at least one point across. Everyone has an opinion and we are free to state them. Do what you think is best and leave everyone else to do what they believe.

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Meria Heller 8 months, 2 weeks ago

You made your choice Pat, we need to allow all women to have the same choice.

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Diane Green 8 months, 1 week ago

Title VII of the Equal Right Amendment makes it illegal to refuse to sell property to ANY protected class as well as to refuse other services based on gender, religion, national origin, age, etc. This is Federal law, not State law. Restaurants CANNOT legally refuse service to anyone if their actions violate Title VII, and it doesn't matter what their sign says. Employers cannot refuse to hire blacks, women, ethnic groups. Title VII again.

You are forgetting that time in our history when the sign in restaurant windows said "No Coloreds Allowed." Do we really want to go back to those days?

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don evans 8 months, 2 weeks ago

To all the above points, problems, and reasons for them. My opinion.

  1. Current Government public education indoctrination of children with social agendas, political ideology and long term goals to change America.

  2. If it feels good, do it, you have no responsibility or accountability for it. Your a victim of something else.

  3. If we truly have freedom of religion or freedom to not believe in one, why can't I walk into an LDS Temple during a service as an example? (Nothing against the Mormon faith or beliefs) Or, Scientology centers that claim to be a religion and receive the same tax claim benefits. Just want to know.

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Meria Heller 8 months, 2 weeks ago

You should. All religions should be taxed. If one wants to believe in a sky god why are they exempted from paying like the rest of us. Contraception isn't taking no responsibility, it is taking responsibility.Men will never understand since they aren't equipped for it. Many don't even want to use a condom, let alone a woman's plight on an unwanted pregnancy. Sorry guys. No vagina, no vote.

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Diane Green 8 months, 1 week ago

3 Answer -

Freedom of religion is a concept embodied in the First Amendment to the Constitution. Keeps government out of religion and religion out of government. Has nothing to do with whether you can walk into the Mormon temple, so that question really makes no sense. Government has no right to tell Mormons what to do.

As for Scientology, you have a good point because that is a business posing as a religion. The members consider it a religion, though, so I guess they qualify for tax-exempt status. I would rather see a questionable religion receive the protection of the First Amendment than see government (especially the IRS) get into the business of deciding which religions are legitimate.

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Pat Randall 8 months, 1 week ago

Diane, You do not have to have a reason to not serve anyone. The only thing. You can not refuse anyone a drink of water.

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Diane Green 8 months, 1 week ago

If you refuse service based on race and do it enough times, I guarantee you will find yourself in trouble because that is against the law. I have no problem with people running their business as they wish and refusing people who are obnoxious, belligerent, drunk, dirty, etc., based on behavior - that is legal. Discrimination based on religion, sex, age, national origin, etc., is illegal and most people understand the difference.

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Pat Randall 8 months, 1 week ago

Diane I never said anything about race. You are the one that keeps bringing it up.

Don, If you want to go into a Mormon Temple, join the church and do the things required to be able to go in. You have the freedom to belong to any church you want. Not the freedom to change their beliefs. O.K.?

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Diane Green 8 months, 1 week ago

Pat, what I am bringing up is illegal discrimination.

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Pat Randall 8 months, 1 week ago

dgreen, How did you get from contraception to illegal discrimination? That is one big jump.

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