Letters to the Editor

Controlling life

March 8, 2012


To the editor:

Coming soon to a pharmacy to you: free artificial hormones. These tiny pills may cause nausea, headaches, breast tenderness, weight gain, irregular bleeding, mood changes, decreased libido, kidney and liver damage, liver disease, increased blood pressure, blood clots, heart attack and stroke, especially if you smoke or take other medication, but as long as you take one at the same time every day, 365 days a year, you will likely be protected from a worse disease: pregnancy.

If you manage to fall victim to this dreaded situation, we can get rid of your little mistake with an abortion. On the off chance the abortion fails or you decide to give birth to your mistake and then you don’t like it after all, we have people working on after-birth abortion. Remember, the more people there are in the world, the less opportunity you have to get everything you deserve in life.

And be sure you don’t get confused with the natural family planning movement. These people do not use pills and have a 0.2 percent divorce rate, happier marriages, greater satisfaction in their daily lives, more marital relations, deeper intimacy and deeper levels of communication, among other undesirable qualities, as found by sociologist Dr. Robert Lerner from the University of Chicago. Talk about stifling! Don’t these people know sexual appetites can’t be restrained or restricted?

Remember, ARTIFICIAL hormones. Because we can control life!


mom_of_three 6 years, 3 months ago

She seems to forget that some "artificial hormones" also control medical conditions and are necessary for some women's reproductive health.

And artificial hormones reduces the amount of abortions. and isn't the .2 divorce rate due to their religion than to their planning method??

Michael LoBurgio 6 years, 3 months ago

Brownbacks Abortion bill raises KU Med accreditation concerns http://bit.ly/w9hlOJ #heblowsalot

Betty Bartholomew 6 years, 3 months ago

Artificial hormones make me a far more pleasant person since they also control my PMS-induced mood swings. I find that to be an even more important reason to take them than family planning.

voevoda 6 years, 3 months ago

Doesn't pregnancy cause the same list of symptoms, sometimes? Women should be free to choose for themselves which risks they will run, in consultation with their medical professionals, family members, and spiritual advisors. Don't you agree, Ms. McLaughlin?

Ragingbear 6 years, 3 months ago

Typical Republican rant that doesn't even understand the most basic concepts. You would think they wouldn't be a threat, as they probably wouldn't understand how to vote, but they are just smart enough to do so. It's like having a smart dog. Well, a smart dog that hears voices that say it's God and tells them to do things.

deec 6 years, 3 months ago

I have a close relative, a virgin in her mid-20s, who, thanks to the Pill, is no longer anemic. Now she only has the one "monthly" a month rather than two, with less pain, fewer migraines, lessened mood swings, and less discharge. So, you know, if you, dear letter writer, don't want to take the Pill, them don't. But leave the rest of us out of your dictatorial religion's dogma.

Paul R Getto 6 years, 3 months ago

I assume the letter writer doesn't eat any meat from factory farms.

deec 6 years, 3 months ago

Pregnancy side effects: exhaustion (weariness common from first weeks) altered appetite and senses of taste and smell nausea and vomiting (50% of women, first trimester) heartburn and indigestion constipation weight gain dizziness and light-headedness bloating, swelling, fluid retention hemmorhoids abdominal cramps yeast infections congested, bloody nose acne and mild skin disorders skin discoloration (chloasma, face and abdomen) mild to severe backache and strain increased headaches difficulty sleeping, and discomfort while sleeping increased urination and incontinence bleeding gums pica breast pain and discharge swelling of joints, leg cramps, joint pain difficulty sitting, standing in later pregnancy inability to take regular medications shortness of breath higher blood pressure hair loss tendency to anemia

infection including from serious and potentially fatal disease
(pregnant women are immune suppressed compared with non-pregnant women, and are more susceptible to fungal and certain other diseases)
extreme pain on delivery
hormonal mood changes, including normal post-partum depression
continued post-partum exhaustion and recovery period

stretch marks 
loose skin
permanent weight gain or redistribution
abdominal and vaginal muscle weakness
pelvic floor disorder
changes to breasts
varicose veins
scarring from episiotomy or c-section

loss of dental and bone calcium

hyperemesis gravidarum
temporary and permanent injury to back
severe scarring requiring later surgery
dropped (prolapsed) uterus (especially after additional pregnancies, and other pelvic floor weaknesses -- 11% of women, including cystocele, rectocele, and enterocele)
pre-eclampsia (edema and hypertension, the most common complication of pregnancy, associated with eclampsia, and affecting 7 - 10% of pregnancies)
eclampsia (convulsions, coma during pregnancy or labor, high risk of death)
gestational diabetes
placenta previa
anemia (which can be life-threatening)
thrombocytopenic purpura
severe cramping
embolism (blood clots)
diastasis recti, also torn abdominal muscles
mitral valve stenosis (most common cardiac complication)
serious infection and disease (e.g. increased risk of tuberculosis)


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