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Women, youth deserve protection from chemicals Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, May. 17, 2012 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

President Obama and the head of the federal Department of Health and Human Services have decided not to allow girls under 17 years to get the morning-after pill, Ella, without a doctor’s prescription.

In the state of Wisconsin, Governor Walker signed into law in our public schools that abstinence only can be taught to our youth.

This is what the Democrats are calling “the war against women.”

Birth control and abortion were being taught to youth as young as nine years in our schools.

In most states it is illegal to sleep with children under 18 years. It’s time we start protecting our youth.

The reason behind this: the World Health Organization has estrogen listed as a Class II carcinogen. All chemical birth control methods and the morning-after pill have a large dose of estrogen in them.

The younger a woman starts taking these drugs and the longer she’s on them, it doubles the rate of breast, liver, and cervical cancer in these young women. It is also causing immune illnesses to develop, which is causing infertility.

I’m praying for a young woman in her early 30s. She has two toddlers and the doctor only gives her six months to live. She has a fast-moving cancer.

The Democrats want to say Governor Walker has a “war against women.” Women deserve to know this. Our youth deserve our protection.

Laurie Favreau, Janesville