HOLLYWOOD, February 17, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A forthcoming documentary presenting the health threats of hormonal contraception will be produced by none other than former 1990s trash talk show host Ricki Lake.
Lake will act as executive producer alongside director Abby Epstein in a full-length film based on Holly Grigg-Spall's book Sweetening The Pill: or How We Became Hooked On Hormonal Birth Control.
“In the 50 years since its release, the birth control Pill has become synonymous with women’s liberation and has been thought of as some sort of miracle drug. But now it’s making women sick,” the two said in a statement. “Our goal with this film is to wake women up to the unexposed side effects of these powerful medications and the unforeseen consequences of repressing women’s natural cycles.”
In addition to the oral contraceptive pill, the film is said to deal with Yaz/Yasmin, the NuvaRing, and other forms of artificial contraception.
The duo, who worked together on three previous documentaries and a book on natural childbirth and nursing, plan for the film to be released in 2015.
“Oh whoa, this sounds pretty intense!” celebrity blogger Perez Hilton wrote. “We wonder if the film will scare everyone off the pill!”
The facts have frightened many familiar with them – and harmed or killed those who were not.
Women who take the contraceptive pill are twice as likely to develop cervical cancer and 10-30 percent more likely to develop breast cancer than women who never took the pill. The risk lasts 10 years after the woman goes off the pill.
Although the World Health Organization ranks the estrogen-progestogen pill a Group One carcinogen – its deadliest rating – no less than 10 percent of all women of reproductive age globally are taking it.
A new study links the pill to an elevated risk of glaucoma.
Other forms of contraception profiled in Lake's press release have damaged women, as well.
Pharmaceutical giant Merck has agreed to pay $100 million over complaints that the NuvaRing causes heart attacks, blood clots, and strokes, after 3,800 women took action.
“Planned Parenthood, The Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, Big Pharma, and others that generate huge amounts of income from contraceptives have intentionally hidden the truth from women for decades,” Rita Diller, national director of American Life League's Stop Planned Parenthood Project, told LifeSiteNews. “The truth about contraception is finally being made known, at the cost of the lives of untold numbers of women and girls who have died or suffered irreparable harm because of the pill.”
Lake retweeted a message from ThePillKills, adding her own approval by writing, “Yes!”:
— Ricki Lake (@RickiLake) February 13, 2014
The move seems to represent an abrupt about-face for Ricki Lake, who wrote an article for Family Circle magazine last November saying it was “dangerous” that 40 percent of young women who do not want to be pregnant “aren't using contraception consistently.” The article was part of the nationwide “Thanks Birth Control” campaign.
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“As recently as three months ago, she was speaking as a 'media consultant' on behalf of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, the same national campaign that maintains the obscene Bedsider website for teens,” Rita Diller told LifeSiteNews.
“As the stories of lives cut short by dangerous drugs that were touted as the key to a long, healthy, successful life emerge, more people like Ricki Lake will be forced to acknowledge the lies they have promulgated,” Diller said. “When women know the truth about contraception, they will reject it.”