Many Hillsdale students refuse to take the COVID-19 vaccine — but few of them have thought much about another popular drug that pumps synthetic hormones into bodies, courtesy of Big Pharma.
Let’s talk about birth-control pills.
Women can experience infertility for two or more years after ending birth control, due to hormonal discrepancies caused by harmful synthetic hormones like the shot Depo-Provera (or DMPA), which is most commonly used by teenagers. Birth control is proven to cause blood clots and depression, according to the Citizen’s Petition for Hormonal Contraceptives, which was published by the Food and Drug Administration. At its best, birth control is only 91% effective against pregnancy, research conducted by Planned Parenthood proves. Not to mention the countless other side effects and unforeseen risks like cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. An estimated 300 – 400 American women die from complications caused by contraceptives per year, according to a systemic review of evidence compiled from the 1960s to 2018.
Big Pharma has no problem injecting chemicals into the general population — women have been encouraging it for decades.
Don’t conservative virtue signal by rejecting the vaccine and accepting birth control. If you’re used to pumping synthetic hormones into your body, the vaccine is just another daily dose of vitamins.
The newest innovation in birth control, Phexxi, is advertised as an “in the moment,” hormone-free method of birth control.
Opposed to hormonal birth control, which drastically alters chemical hormone levels in the body (causing headaches, acne, weight gain, stress, heart disease, or worse), non-hormonal birth control sounds like a ground-breaking, safe alternative.
There are still similar side effects with non-hormonal birth control options. Women taking Phexxi have experienced frequent urinary tract infections, “vaginal burning, vaginal itching, vaginal yeast infection, urinary tract infection, vaginal area discomfort, bacterial vaginosis, and vaginal discharge.”
Hormonal or non-hormonal, neither option is safe.
Birth control is easy, it’s accessible, and it claims low-risks and high rewards. But the only thing separating it from the COVID-19 vaccine is — well — millions of murdered babies. And a plethora of evidence-based risks and side effects proving that birth control is bad for your health.
Autonomy is a beautiful thing when exercised correctly. If the same mouth that ingests hormonal birth control spews contradictory rhetoric about the vaccine for its alleged “risks,” I can promise you one thing: Autonomy has failed you.