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Would You Feed Your Daughter Arsenic?

No? Then don’t let her go on the Pill. Oral contraceptives are listed by the World Health Organization as a Class 1 Carcinogen. This puts them in the same category as arsenic, benzene and formaldehyde.

That prescription isn’t a ticket to sexual freedom. It’s a potential death sentence. Think about it.

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By AnnMarie C.

AnnMarie is a wife and mom of five children; one of whom has autism. Her family home schools, and so much of their days are spent discussing crazy things like whether or not Aragorn has Elvish blood in his ancestry, and other such nonsense. Just for the record, they also do math and grammar. The majority of her time is spent cooking, teaching, doing laundry and avoiding stepping on Legos with bare feet. Her favorite part of the day is any time she can make her children laugh. In all of her luxurious spare time, she writes. Her first novel is Angela's Song, a Catholic romance. She is currently working on a second. Other interests include her Catholic faith, reading and, of course, spending time with her husband, children and all of the good friends and family God has blessed her with.

7 replies on “Would You Feed Your Daughter Arsenic?”

I do not disagree with the stance that young women should find alternatives to oral contraceptives, but I find this sort of post misleading. Yes, oral contraceptives can possibly increase the risk of certain types of cancer. However, they can also decrease the risk of other types of cancers. Many, many studies have shown this. As with all things, prudence and thought are the best weapons in deciding what is right for each person. Tanning beds are also classified as a class one carcinogen, yet many of the women in my Familia group encourage their daughters to use them to “get a tan” before Prom or graduation. One cannot issue a blanket statement and then also say “think about it” – really the only choice should be to think about it. By the way, arsenic is currently saving my mother’s life as she fights blood cancer.

Encouraging a child to use a tanning bed is just as bad! People are probably unaware that they are just as dangerous as tanning in the sun. No parent would encourage their children to smoke, they shouldn’t be encouraging them to tan OR use the pill either! The fact is, that the WHO classifies oral contraceptives as a class 1 carcinogin. Period. And WHO isn’t a hotbed of pro-life “anti-woman” conservatism. The article is NOT misleading.

Love this post! I am a ticking time bomb for breast cancer since I took oral contraception for five years before having my pregnancies. I wish I had more knowledge and was practicing my Catholic faith when back then. Huge regret. Thank you for this post, thank you, let’s pray more mothers and their daughters take heed!

I have also shared with my girls, sisters and friends the abortificient nature of the Pill and other hormonal disruptive options. If a woman becomes pregnant despite the birth control, her womb will be an inhospitable environment for the baby, leading to her baby’s death. The Pill prevents proper implantation of the baby conceived a week or more ago. That’s killing and I don’t think most woman know it.

Hello, would you happen to know where I can find sources where the WHO lists birth control pills as Class I carcinogens? Thank you!

Khathy,

If you click on the link in the post, it will take you to a webpage that gives you the option of viewing the list of carcinogens alphabetically, by group, etc.

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