Media Release 14th Feb 2016
Right to Life ask why does Medsafe believe that they are empowering women by giving them access to a class one carcinogen over the counter at NZ pharmacies? Medsafe’ decision’ to allow limited sales of oral contraceptives without a prescription is expected to result eventually in unlimited access.
The World Health Organisation in 2005 classified the oral contraceptive pill as a class one carcinogen alongside asbestos and radium.
Oral contraceptives increase the risk of breast cancer by an average of 44 percent, a comprehensive analysis of world studies on the link between breast cancer and contraceptives has found. Published in the journal of the Mayo Clinic in October 2006, the key article examines findings from a careful analysis of international studies conducted between 1980-2002. Entitled “Oral Contraceptive Use as a Risk Factor for Pre-menopausal Breast Cancer: A Meta-analysis, the article finds an increased risk for breast cancer of 44 percent, in pre-menopausal women who took, or were taking oral contraceptives prior to their first pregnancy, compared to women who had not used oral contraceptives.
Of the twenty-three studies examined, twenty-one showed an increased risk of breast cancer with oral contraceptive use prior to a first pregnancy in pre-menopausal women. The combined results showed an over-all risk increase for breast cancer of 44 percent
That human life begins at conception is a scientific fact. The human embryo should be treated with the respect and protection that is accorded to the human person. Oral contraceptives are abortifacient; they have a tertiary action of preventing the implantation of the human embryo in the womb of the mother.
Studies reveal that there is a high failure rate for the contraceptive pill. For every 100 women using the contraceptive pill in typical use in one year, eight will become pregnant.The report of the Abortion Supervisory Committee to Parliament for 2015 reveals that 1,912 women who had an abortion in 2014, were using the contraceptive pill at the time they became pregnant.
The so called sexual revolution with freely available oral contraception has resulted in an increase in promiscuity, fornication, unplanned pregnancies, STDs, abortions and abandoned mothers. This is an awful price to pay.
Our women deserve better and our government should be promoting chastity and abstience among our youth which result in respect for women, the bearers of new life. It is never right for any government to be encouraging young women to fill their bodies with a class one carcinogen.
Right to Life.