Saturday, June 07, 2008

Today is Protest the Pill Day


GrannyGrump said...

Actually, what I've seen and read most recently is that in cases when there is break-through ovulation, the corpus leuteum in the ovary produces enough hormones to offset the impact of the Pill on the uterus. In other words, the Pill very probably does not cause early abortions. Which is GOOD news.

"The proponents of the “hostile endometrium theory” argue that OCs are abortifacient based upon the third mechanism of action. The medical literature clearly supports the claim that the uterus becomes thinner and less glandular as a result of the OCs, however, the medical literature comes to this conclusion from non-ovulatory pill cycles. It is assumed that this finding in non-ovulatory pill cycles would prevent implantation of the embryo conceived in an ovulatory pill cycle, but this presumption is false. If a woman on OCs ovulates and conceives, everything changes: through the HCG’s affect on the corpus luteum, and the corpus luteum’s release of high levels of estrogen and progesterone, the uterus is able to nourish its new guest very well."

I'd rather see the prolife movement go after the deliberate routine destruction of deliberately concieved embryos in IVF clinics than go tilting at progesterone windmills trying to rescue inadvertently created embryos who most likely are in no danger unless the mother chooses to seek an abortion.

Leticia said...

As usual, you have something to teach us, Granny! I'm so pleased that it's good news. Now, let's focus on Plan B, embryonic stem cells, cloning and IVF.
The list keeps getting longer.

Seminarian Matthew said...

Thank you for this. I will add it to my blog. Let us pray for an end to artificial contraception.

Elizabeth Kathryn Gerold-Miller said...

I haven't quite made up my mind about the evidence on this but I am glad the news is finally getting out that these artificial hormones are not good for a mother's health (increases risk of cancer) and could possibly be abortive. We all have to work together to promote natural family planning for the physical and spiritual welfare of husband, wife, children, and society as a whole. Now that "organic" is increasingly sought after, NFP should appeal to a whole new sector.