Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer Applauds Supreme Court's Decision on Contraceptive Mandate, Decries Government's War on Women's Health
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., June 30, 2014 /Christian Newswire
/ -- The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer welcomes the U.S. Supreme Court's decision involving ObamaCare's contraceptive mandate. The decision favors the religious freedom rights of Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation and their owners.
The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer was one of several organizations represented by attorneys at the Bioethics Defense Fund that informed the court in an amicus brief
about the grave health risks
associated with use of contraceptive/abortifacient steroids and devices - the birth control pill (whose drugs are delivered orally, or via skin patch or vaginal ring), the Depo Provera injection, the Implanon rod, the ParaGard Intrauterine Copper IUD, and the Mirena IUD.
The World Health Organization
classified the Pill with estrogen and progestin as a Group 1 carcinogen for cancers of the breast, liver and cervix. Although the Pill reduces risk for less common cancers of the endometrium and ovaries, four times as many U.S. women are diagnosed with breast cancer annually than are diagnosed with cancers of the endometrium and ovaries combined.
Karen Malec, president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer said, "The majority's opinion didn't cite our brief, but perhaps it swayed one or two votes. The contraceptive mandate increases access to the Pill and Depo Provera, so it will aggravate the breast cancer epidemic. The Obama administration is waging a war on women's health.
"However, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who authored the minority's opinion, shamefully ignored the World Health Organization's warnings on the Pill and cited a brief
in support of the contraceptive mandate filed by the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, which cites the reduced ovarian cancer risk provided by the Pill.
"How does it benefit women if the incidence of an uncommon cancer (of the ovaries) is decreased through use of the Pill, but a far worse epidemic of breast cancer is aggravated? Justice Ginsburg's willingness to close her eyes to that epidemic exposes her willingness to allow her pro-abortion ideology to trump science."
The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer is an international women's organization founded to protect the health and save the lives of women by educating and providing information on abortion as a risk factor for breast cancer.