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  • Abortion numbers are rising for women using IUDs

    02/17/2018 9:15:33 AM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Feb 3, 2018 | Nancy Flanders
    Who could forget the viral photo of a newborn baby boy holding his mother’s IUD device? While the baby wasn’t actually born holding the device, his mother told First Coast ABC News that the doctor found it behind the placenta and a nurse placed it in the baby’s hand. The mother had received the implanted birth control device just three weeks prior to becoming pregnant. As it turns out, while implanted birth control has a reputation for being much more effective than other types of birth control, including the pill, it does carry the risk of failure. Abortion numbers for...
  • Newborn Clutches the Contraceptive Coil Meant to Prevent His Birth

    05/04/2017 8:48:38 AM PDT · by Morgana · 47 replies
    Life News ^ | May 4, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    Baby Dexter was not supposed to be. His mother, Lucy Hellein of Fort Mitchell, Alabama, was using a supposedly highly effective birth control device when doctors believe she conceived Dexter, according to the Daily Mail. And when Dexter was born on April 27, the IUD coil that was supposed to prevent his life from being conceived came out, too. A photo of the newborn grabbing the contraceptive device has been catching people’s eyes on the internet. More than 70,000 people have shared it on Facebook, the report states. Mirena, the contraceptive coil, or IUD, that Hellein used, is advertised as...
  • Rate of IUD insertions DID go up after the election: Huge data set reveals 19%........

    01/25/2017 4:09:39 PM PST · by Morgana · 40 replies ^ | January 25, 2017 | Mia De Graaf For
    FULL TITLE: Rate of IUD insertions DID go up after the election: Huge data set reveals 19% increase in women getting coils since Trump's win in November The rate of women getting and requesting intrauterine devices (IUDs) has rocketed since Donald Trump was elected president, new data reveal. IUDs - a contraceptive device that can last up to 10 years - became a hot topic after the election. The interest was largely driven by fears Trump's healthcare reforms would limit access to contraception, or affect insurance funding that makes the Pill free. Now, a large data set has confirmed what...
  • 'Get your birth control that will outlast Trump': Women are being urged to get IUDs before Donald...

    11/10/2016 9:47:53 AM PST · by Morgana · 47 replies ^ | November 10, 2016 | Miranda Bryant For
    FULL TITLE: 'Get your birth control that will outlast Trump': Women are being urged to get IUDs before Donald is officially sworn in as president amid healthcare fears Women are being urged to get IUDs before Donald Trump becomes president amid fears over the future of birth control. Supporters of the contraceptive are using Twitter to encourage women to have the device - which can last for up to ten years - fitted while it is still covered to safeguard against potential changes to healthcare under the new president-elect. It comes after the Republican pledged to 'completely repeal Obamacare' under...
  • 19 states push poor women to get an IUD immediately after childbirth - at taxpayer expense

    10/19/2015 7:27:08 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 86 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/16/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    WASHINGTON, D.C., October 16, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – A majority of states may soon use tax dollars to pay for the implantation of dangerous, abortion-inducing IUDs in women immediately after childbirth. The journal Contraception reports that Medicaid now pays for IUDs to be inserted into women following delivery in 19 states. Eight more states are poised to follow suit. Not one state used taxpayer money for IUDs before the Obama administration took office. Within 10 minutes of delivery, doctors are implanting either copper IUDs or chemical-releasing IUDs in women. But potential health complications for the mother are magnified when IUDs are...
  • Schools Implant IUDs in Girls as Young as 6th Grade Without Their Parents Knowing

    07/02/2015 3:51:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    Life News ^ | July 2, 2015 | STEVEN ERTELT, REBECCA DOWNS
    Earlier this month, reported on a high school in Seattle, Washington that is now implanting intrauterine devices (IUD), as well as other forms of birth control and doing so without parental knowledge or permission.The IUD is known as a long acting reversible contraception, and may even act as an abortifacient. So, a young teen in Seattle canÂ’t get a coke at her high school, but she can have a device implanted into her uterus, which can unknowingly kill her unborn child immediately after conception. Or, if she uses another method, she can increase her chances of health risks for...
  • High School Implants IUDs in Teen Girls Without Their Parents’ Knowledge or Consent

    06/12/2015 7:00:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    life news ^ | Jun 12, 2015 | Rebecca Downs
    Over the years some high schools have tried to ban things like soda. And yet they are going in another direction. That schools are having questionable sex education programs and on-campus clinics isn’t enough anymore. One high school in Seattle is now implanting intrauterine devices (IUD), as well as other forms of birth control. The IUD is known as a long acting reversible contraception, and may even act as an abortifacient. So, a young teen in Seattle can’t get a coke at her high school, but she can have a device implanted into her uterus, which can unknowingly kill her...
  • Bill would fund IUDs (Colorado)

    02/02/2015 8:50:19 AM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies ^ | February 01, 2015 | Peter Marcus
    DENVER – Republican Rep. Don Coram of Montrose is at odds with members of his own party after co-sponsoring a measure that would fund long-acting contraceptives for low-income women. Coram Enlarge photo The measure, House Bill 1194, was introduced on Friday, despite cries that the legislation funds devices that induce abortion. The issue has become a battle of science, with doctors arguing that there is little evidence to indicate that intrauterine devices, IUDs, cause abortion. Coram’s bipartisan legislation, which he is carrying with Rep. KC Becker, D-Boulder, would provide $5 million from the state general fund to continue a program...
  • Auckland contraceptive bungle leads to 'conveyor belt' abortion clinic inquiry

    12/08/2014 10:24:38 AM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    TVNZ ^ | December 08, 2014 | Ruth Wynn-Williams
    A damning report by the Health and Disabilities Commissioner has recommended an audit of the services provided by the country's top abortion clinic. It comes after a woman complained she had a long-term contraceptive device inserted in her uterus without her consent at the time of an abortion in 2010. The woman, whose identity is protected, only discovered the intrauterine contraceptive device after going for medical tests when she tried repeatedly and was unable to fall pregnant three years later. Investigation by the Health and Disability Commissioner has found a doctor at the Epsom Day Clinic mistakenly inserted the contraceptive...
  • IUD best choice for underage girls: American Academy of Pediatrics

    09/30/2014 10:29:52 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 93 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/30/14 | Kirsten Andersen
    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated their policy guidelines (PDF) concerning contraceptives for children under 18, recommending that the first line of defense against pregnancy for adolescent girls should be implantable contraception such as an IUD or a sub-dermal hormonal implant. The AAP says that because young girls cannot be trusted to remain abstinent, reliably take a daily birth control pill, or use condoms, the best way to ensure they do not become pregnant is to fit them with a “long-acting reversible contraceptive” – a device that, once installed, will either provide a continuous dose of hormones designed...
  • Shooting a Gun at Women’s Private Parts is a Big Deal

    09/10/2013 4:56:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | September 10, 2013 | Kristan Hawkins, James Christophersen
    A recent engineering graduate from Tulane University is attempting to make his millions by turning his senior project into a business.Ben Cappiello is seeking to “better” the lives of women around the world by improving the delivery system for the controversial contraceptive/abortifacient intrauterine device, commonly called the “IUD.” Unfortunately, like so many problems our world faces today, the medical flaws and dangers inherent to IUDs cannot be fixed a gun.Today, well-documented shortcomings and dangerous side effects of the IUD include device expulsion, pregnancy complications, ectopic (tubal) pregnancies, pelvic inflammatory disease, uterine perforations, migration of the device into the abdomen, becoming...
  • Evangelical Magazine "Christianity Today" Turns Critical Eye to Contraception

    08/30/2012 8:01:27 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 59 replies
    Kresta in the Afternoon ^ | 8/1/12 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    August 1, 2012 ( - Christianity Today, the flagship magazine of Evangelical Protestantism in the United States, has published a spate of articles questioning the practice of contraception in recent months, accentuating a trend against birth control among Evangelicals that has been accelerating during the last half-decade. The publication’s latest installment on the topic is a review of “Adam and Eve and the Pill,” by Catholic writer Mary Eberstadt, which defends her thesis that contraception, and particularly the contraceptive pill, is the “Pandora’s box” of the sexual revolution. “As Eberstadt sees it, the contraceptive pill has launched us into a...
  • Protestant Author: Contraception is a "Tipping Point for the Evangelical Movement."

    05/01/2012 6:46:23 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 4/30/12 | Carl E. Olson
    A powerful quote from a source that might surprise some readers:Beneath the issue of contraception is a question about the role ideals and norms play in our communal lives. Yes, they restrict our behavior in ways that are sometimes inconvenient. Yet in doing so, they intrinsically call us and our communities toward a life that we might not otherwise choose on our own. What's more, they amplify the need for repentance and reconciliation, rather than watering down such a need through the "pragmatic" concession to the fallenness of the world. We may occasionally fail to meet them. But confronting our...
  • Contraception is "cheapest green tech"

    12/14/2009 8:55:57 PM PST · by pillut48 · 18 replies · 732+ views
    UK Times Online ^ | December 03, 2009 | John-Paul Flintoff
    Contraception is almost five times cheaper than conventional green technologies as a means of combating climate change, according to new research commissioned by the Optimum Population Trust.
  • Fighting the 'contraceptive mentality'

    10/10/2009 3:06:34 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 23 replies · 1,510+ views
    BBC News ^ | October 6, 2009
    Families with more than 10 children are becoming the norm among a group of traditionalist US Christians. The so-called Quiverfull families believe they are carrying out God's work, and providing a new generation of moral leaders. The BBC's religious affairs correspondent Robert Pigott went to Illinois to meet some of them. The way Psalm 127 talks about children has an almost military sound. It describes them as "an inheritance, and arrows in the hands of a mighty warrior," adding, "happy is he whose quiver is full of them". Many Quiverfull families do indeed sense looming battles for Christians, and often...
  • "In 1968, something terrible happened in the Church" (how dissenters tore Church apart)

    03/01/2009 3:12:28 PM PST · by NYer · 25 replies · 1,173+ views
    Cardinal James Stafford reflects on how dissenters to Humane Vitae tore the Church apart -- and how that rift left scars that remain to this day. "Lead us not into temptation" is the sixth petition of the Our Father. Peirasmňs, the Greek word used in this passage for 'temptation,' means a trial or test. Disciples petition God to be protected against the supreme test of ungodly powers. The trial is related to Jesus's cup in Gethsemane, the same cup which his disciples would also taste (Mk 10: 35-45). The dark side of the interior of the cup is an abyss....
  • Wisconsin forces Catholic hospitals to dispense "emergency contraception"

    01/25/2008 7:30:38 AM PST · by NYer · 35 replies · 93+ views
    CNA ^ | January 25, 2008
    Madison, WI, Jan 25, 2008 / 04:23 am (CNA).- The Wisconsin State Assembly has passed legislation mandating that all Wisconsin hospitals, including religiously-affiliated hospitals, must inform any self-described victim of sexual assault of “emergency contraception” and must provide it upon her request.Emergency contraception, as defined by the bill, includes both the morning-after pill and the intrauterine device (IUD).  The morning-after pill can alter the lining of the uterus so that a newly conceived embryo cannot implant in the womb, leading to its death.  The IUD always blocks implantation, also causing the death of any newly conceived human being.“It is a...
  • Philippine Population Control Groups Launch Suit Against Pro-Life Manila Former Mayor

    10/05/2007 4:13:14 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 5 replies · 304+ views ^ | October 2, 2007 | Hilary White
    Philippine Population Control Groups Launch Suit Against Pro-Life Manila Former Mayor By Hilary White MANILA, Philippines, October 2, 2007 ( - Lito Atienza, the former mayor of the Philippine capital Manila, who has earned the wrath of abortionists and population control groups for his opposition to the killer abortion drug RU-486, is facing a lawsuit by those same groups. According to Elizabeth Pangalangan, executive director of the Reproductive Health, Rights and Ethics Center at the University of the Philippines, the suit aims to "hold [Atienza] liable for acts which caused injury to women." Atienza, who is now the Environment Secretary...
  • Very Bad News for the U.N. Population Fund, UNFPA

    06/14/2003 8:24:42 PM PDT · by Coleus · 25 replies · 670+ views
    Very Bad News for the U.N. Population Fund Since its founding in 1969, the United Nations Population Fund (also known as UNFPA, the acronym of its earlier name) has expended almost $5 billion on population control programs worldwide. In the early days, population control was seen by many as an appropriate response to fears of a population explosion that could doom billions of humans to starvation. Today, with fertility rates in steady decline, UNFPA usually justifies its actions under another dubious and discredited notion — that curbing population growth is essential to achieving "sustainable development" in countries of the developing...