Tuesday January 12, 1999


LONDON, England, Jan 12 (LSN) A study published in last week’s edition of the British medical journal reveals that the pill (“oral contraceptive”) increases a woman’s risk to cerebrovascular disease and cervical cancer. A woman taking the pill is 1.9 times more likely to die from cerebrovascular disease, it reports, and 2.5 times more likely to die from cervical cancer. The 25 year follow-up study with 46,000 British women also notes that the enhanced risk of death lasts for 10 years after women have stopped taking the pill.

American Life League President Judie Brown expressed great concern over the results of the study and the political agenda that pushes the use of the pill. “I can’t imagine any other drug with these documented lethal effects that would be applauded as a positive thing,” she said. “The truth is women are dying because they are using or have used birth control pills. We’re not talking about increasing the risk of disease here. We’re talking about death. Women are dying from the pill and no one seems to care.”

A chart detailing deaths associated with the birth control pill in England 1994-1997:

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