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National Day of Protest: Birth Control Pill Kills Women

Washington, D.C. (13 May 2009) – American Life League’s Protest The Pill Day ’09: The Pill Kills Women will illuminate a hidden tragedy.

On June 6, 2009, women and men across the country will take a stand against the birth control pill at pharmacies, drug stores, Planned Parenthoods and other so-called family planning businesses nationwide.

“Research shows women using oral contraceptives have five times greater risk of death from cardiovascular causes,” said Marie Hahnenberg, a researcher for American Life League.

In 2004 alone, 21,813 females died in the United States from cardiac arrest and heart failure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“How many of these 21,813 women were on the pill, or at one point in their lives had been on the pill?”

“The federal government has a moral obligation to conduct research on this question and to modify the U.S. Standard Certificate of Death so that the right questions are asked,” Hahnenberg continued. “We have reports of women who have died from the birth control pill and other birth control products and others are suffering terrible side effects which could lead to death. Women need to be informed about the truth behind this dangerous drug.”

Protest the Pill Day is the largest protest ever 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.

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.