Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Friday, October 3, 2014
Spirit and Life: AAP Tells Your Adolescent Daughter that IUDs are 'Safe'
Shenan J. Boquet's statement below is in reference to the American
Academy of Pediatrics' recommendation that children begin to use
long-acting reversible contraceptives.
"With today's announcement that the American Academy of Pediatrics has endorsed for children
the use of dangerous hormonal drugs that encourage risky sexual
behavior, we see the latest evidence that radical sexual ideology has
infected the formerly esteemed medical establishment in this nation.
This academy just told the young daughters of the United States that it
safe to engage in risky sexual behavior and that they should take drugs
that in no way improve their health, but indeed put them at risk for myriad, serious side effects.
else can one explain such a reckless statement from the AAP, which
contains only a cursory acknowledgment of the safest and most ethical
behavior for adolescents, which is abstinence? Not one of the doctors in
this academy can look you in the eye and tell you that a young girl who
engages in risky sexual activity while using these hormonal drugs is
likely to have better health outcomes than a girl who abstains from
sexual activity and avoids these drugs. Not one of them. Yet they are
recommending that girls and their parents take the more dangerous and
destructive road; and this from 'health authorities' with an obligation
to protect the health and well-being of children. [Click to continue...]
The American Academy of Pediatrics' updated policy on teen pregnancy prevention makes
no sense. The recommendations urging young girls to go on birth control
with hormonal implants or IUDs call into question the supporting
technical report co-authored by Gina Sucato, a member of Physicians for
Choice. Much of the date in the report is supported by citations from
The Guttmacher Institute, an abortion and contraception advocacy
organization that was founded by Planned Parenthood.This change in AAP policy, which is a departure from recommending condoms or abstinence...
*Dr. Karla Polaschek is an obstetrician practicing near Davenport, Iowa, and is a board member of Human Life International.