TORONTO, June 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A group of Canadian women is suing Bayer Pharmaceutical, claiming that the contraceptive pill manufacturer does not adequately inform users of the potential serious health risks associated with the oral contraceptives Yaz and Yasmin. The legal firm of Siskinds LLP is representing the group. It will present evidence that the hormonal birth control pills cause conditions ranging from decreased bone density to strokes, gallbladder problems leading to surgery, pulmonary embolisms, and numerous other serious health issues. Matthew Baer, legal counsel at Siskinds, told the media that he has evidence about the health risks of the product, which uses drospirenone, a synthetic progestin that has been linked to over 25,000 reported cases of adverse effects and several deaths. “We’re hearing about pulmonary embolisms, deep vein thrombosis, stroke and, a more unusual one, people having issues with their gallbladders,” he toldCTV. The lawsuit alleges that Bayer downplayed the serious side effects of the pills, failed to conduct proper research before releasing them onto the market, and failed adequately to warn patients and doctors about the increased health risk associated with use of Yasmin and Yaz. Over 100 lawsuits have been filed in the U.S. against Bayer by Yasmin and Yaz users. Several medical advisory groups have called for an outright ban on the contraceptives….
Banning the Pill is not so far fetched, folks. If it becomes established and accepted as being a harmful drug (which it is), it might be on the chopping block. If the government does not take some responsibility, at least the courts will be an option.
Money has a way of exacting justice.
By the way, The Rosarium has updated its “Contraception in the News Page”. Check it out here.
The Malthusians have been at war with the population for the past 50 years. Now, it’s time for us to turn the tables.
The War on Contraception. Bring it.