Consumer Reports must get facts straight on birth control

December 7, 2005 09:00 AM
“Every pharmacist in America should know how the birth control pill can prevent a newly-created human being from implanting in his mother's womb,” said American Life League president Judie Brown. “So why has Consumer Reports refused to share that fact with women seeking objective information about birth control?”

Since full information on how birth control pills work is posted on patient information sheets and in such sources as the Physician’s Desk Reference, it is a known fact that the birth control pill can work in one of three ways. The pill is designed to: prevent ovulation, cause the mucus in the cervix to change so that sperm cannot enter, or change the lining of the uterus so that if the first two actions fail, and the woman does become pregnant, the tiny baby will die before he or she can actually attach to the lining of the uterus.

“In a feature on birth control in its February 2005 issue, Consumer Reports deceptively chose to omit the third way in which the pill can work,” said Brown. “If this organization is serious about presenting fair, unbalanced, unbiased information about this ‘product,’ it needs to include the most important fact about this drug: the birth control pill can and will kill preborn babies.”

“American Life League calls upon Consumer Reports to issue a correction and tell the full story about the deadly nature of the pill,” said Brown. “We also encourage all concerned citizens to write to Consumer Reports and express their concerns about the exclusion of such important information from the report.” The address is Consumer Reports, 101 Truman Ave., Yonkers, NY 10703-1057.

“Consumer Reports needs to get its facts straight on birth control pills. Otherwise, it should focus on its traditional reviews of sewing machines and toasters,” said Brown.

Release issued: 5 Jan 05

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