‘Pill Kills Women’ Targets Planned Parenthood

Washington, D.C. (20 May 2009) –  One of the nation’s largest distributors of birth control is lying to women about the many dangers of the pill.

That’s the message of thousands of Americans across the country who will gather at Planned Parenthood centers June 6 for American Life League’s “The Pill Kills Women Day.”

The nation’s largest abortion chain is also the nation’s largest distributor of the birth control pill. Studies show most women who have died from the pill or other birth control products have died from blood clots, heart attacks, and pulmonary embolisms. The pill also causes many other serious problems such as cancer, pelvic inflammatory disease, depression and much more.

“Planned Parenthood targets young people and pressures them into thinking the pill can actually benefit them, when in fact it can increase the risk of heart disease, breast cancer and can cause so many other horrible side effects,” said Marie Hahnenberg, project director for “The Pill Kills.” “Seventy percent of Planned Parenthood’s customer base is under 25. It’s time we stopped Planned Parenthood from lying to our young people.”

The Pill Kills Women Day is the nation’s largest protest against the birth control pill and other birth control products. Last year, participants across the United States shared the facts on exactly how the pill kills babies. This year, the event will expose the sordid details surrounding the tragic effects these chemicals have on women – the truth about how the pill kills women.

American Life League was cofounded in 1979 by Judie Brown. It is the largest grassroots Catholic pro-life organization in the United States and is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment of creation to death.  For more information or press inquiries, please contact Katie Walker at 540.659.4942.


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