There is a great deal of political pressure to avoid condemning oral contraceptives. The lobbying to make hormonal contraceptives a mandated benefit of the Affordable Care Act and the reticence to allow religious exemptions to this mandate are evidence of the power of contraception advocates.
Many women erroneously believe they cannot be successful unless they render themselves sterile. It is the purveyors of this myth who are waging the real war on women. The lives of young women are being sacrificed because of this radical feminist ideology. It is time for medical professionals to speak clearly and without apology about the dangers of hormonal contraception.
Dr. Denise Jackson Hunnell is a Fellow of Human Life International. She earned her medical degree from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and completed her residency in family medicine at Marquette General Hospital, Marquette, Michigan. She practiced family medicine while serving in the U.S. Air Force. Now retired from clinical practice, she writes on medical topics, and teaches anatomy and physiology at Northern Virginia Community College Woodbridge Campus. Dr. Hunnell has been married for nearly thirty years to Colonel (ret) John F. Hunnell, an Air Force test pilot. They have four children and are blessed with two grandchildren so far.