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Unfortunately, Pope Paul VI can say, "I told you so"

Birth Control Pill Inventor Laments Demographic “Catastrophe”

The chemist who made a key discovery leading to the invention of the birth control pill has written a commentary calling demographic decline in Europe a “horror scenario” and a “catastrophe” brought on in part by the pill’s invention.
In a personal commentary in the Austrian newspaper Der Standard, Djerassi said his invention is partly to blame for demographic imbalance in Europe. On the continent, he argued, there is now “no connection at all between sexuality and reproduction.”
Djerassi described families who had decided against reproduction as “wanting to enjoy their schnitzels while leaving the rest of the world to get on with it.”
The fall in the birth rate, he claimed, was an “epidemic” far worse but less highlighted than obesity. In his view, young Austrians who fail to procreate are committing national suicide.

Aptly now termed part of the “Culture of Death”, the birth control pill has more than its fair share of blame for wrecking havoc on our lives. Unfortunately for us, I doubt these early warnings will be heeded before it’s too late. A few months ago, LiveScience ran an article outlining how researchers think the Pill affects a women’s ability to choose a good mate because it alters her hormones thereby changing her pharamone preferences. I think it was called “The Pill Makes Women Pick Bad Mates”… so, not only does the birth control pill alter our chemical make-up negatively, it’s affecting us mentally too– according to the chemist who created it! Now we know it’s serious. It’s takes quite a bit of integrity (i.e., “guts”) to own up to a failure– to admit that something you created to help the world is, in actuality, harmful for it. Heed the warning.

Over forty years ago, Pope Paul VI decreed similiar warnings when he wrote an encyclical letter on the regulation of birth (“Humanae Vitae“). Sadly, Pope Paul VI would easily be able to say, “I told you so” about the Pill.


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