Media Release 2 November 2014
The New Zealand Family Planning Association continues to violate the human rights of women by withholding from them information about the abortifacient action of the controversial Jadelle implants. The Health and Disability Act 2000 enshrines in law the right to make an informed choice and to give informed consent. Right to Life first raised this important health issue in a media release made on 10 August 2013. It is disappointing that Family Planning continue to withhold this important information from the women of New Zealand. In defence of women’s health, Right to Life is now in the process of laying a complaint against Family Planning with the Health and Disability Commissioner, Anthony Hill and the Minister of Health, Dr Jonathon Coleman, for deliberately withholding this important information from women
Jadelle implants were fully funded by the government in 2011. It is estimated that there are now more than 50,000 women in New Zealand who have had these controversial implants inserted into their arms in the belief that there action was to prevent conception and the creation of a new and unique human being. The disturbing truth is that the implants are also abortifacient and can destroy a human life, by changing the lining of the uterus to prevent a newly created human embryo from implanting in the uterus. It is believed that there are many women who would rightly refuse to have a Jadelle implant if they had been informed by Family Planning that the implants destroy a new human embryo.
The Jadelle implant is manufactured by the pharmaceutical manufacturer, Bayer Pharma. Its web site states that the Jadelle implant works firstly by inhibiting the release of the egg, stopping it maturing, secondly by changing the cervical mucus consistency thus making it more difficult for sperm to reach the egg, thirdly by suppressing the endometrium which may prevent implantation of the blastocyst. This third action thus causes the destruction of a new human being at the beginning of its life.
The abortifacient action of Jadelle is recognised by Best Practice Advocacy Council NZ. Medsafe guardedly states on its web site, presumably alluding to the abortifacient nature of Jadelle, that with Jadelle,” other mechanisms may also be involved. ”The British Medicine & Health Regulatory Agency states on its web site that the Jadelle implant increases the risk of carcinoma in women’s breasts and that the long term effects on women’s health are not known.
The web site of the New Zealand Family Planning Association and the pamphlet that it provides to clients on the Jadelle implant, states,” How do they work”, it states that:
“Implants can stop the body from releasing an egg each month. They also thicken the mucus in the cervix so that sperm cannot travel up to meet an egg.”
There is still, absolutely no information on Family Planning’s web site or in the pamphlet about the abortifacient action of this lethal drug? Why is this?
Right to Life again requests that Family Planning respect the right of women to be fully informed and to give an informed consent. Family Planning should:
- Rectify its previous failure to comply with this legal obligation by endeavouring to contact their clients who have received a Jadelle implant and to inform them of the abortifacient action of the implant.
- Ensure that this legal obligation is upheld with future clients seeking a Jadelle implant.
- Immediately correct the information contained in the Family Planning pamphlet on the implant and on its web site.
Family Planning is a business; its business is to increase its clientele by promoting sexual activity through the seduction of our youth. Sterilising the women of New Zealand by filling their bodies with dangerous drugs is not a health priority, but is part of a culture of death. Right to Life requests that the government cease funding Family Planning with over $12 million of our taxes to promote its war against women. The government should be promoting a culture of life through abstinence based sexuality programmes in schools and faithfulness within marriage.
“Devices side effects are a users nightmare” – Link to Sep 2013 article in the NZ Herald on Jadelle