Recently in Population Category

January 10, 2009

Pill inventor: change of heart and understanding

djerassi-l.jpgPill inventor slams. . . .pill
January 8, 2009


Eighty-five-year-old Carl Djerassi, the Austrian chemist who helped invent the contraceptive pill, now says that his co-creation has led to a "demographic catastrophe."

In an article published by the Vatican this week, the head of the world's Catholic doctors broadened the attack on the pill, claiming it had also brought "devastating ecological effects" by releasing into the environment "tonnes of hormones" that had impaired male fertility, The Taiwan Times says.

The assault began with a personal commentary in the Austrian newspaper Der Standard by Carl Djerassi. The Austrian chemist was one of three whose formulation of the synthetic progestogen Norethisterone marked a key step toward the earliest oral contraceptive pill.

Djerassi outlined the "horror scenario" that occurred because of the population imbalance, for which his invention was partly to blame. He said that in most of Europe there was now "no connection at all between sexuality and reproduction." He said: "This divide in Catholic Austria, a country which has on average 1.4 children per family, is now complete."

He 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 said, was an "epidemic" far worse, but given less attention, than obesity. Young Austrians, he said, were committing national suicide if they failed to procreate. And if it were not possible to reverse the population decline they would have to understand the necessity of an "intelligent immigration policy."

Read entire article here.

God is so gracious with us. No matter the magnitude of the mistakes we make - and , unfortunately, how many we led astray - some of us are given the time to find the truth and proclaim it. We need to pray for this man, who is undoubtedly feeling the weight of his sin.

And pray that his words will be heard.




September 26, 2008 November 21, 2007 March 12, 2007 October 24, 2006 October 10, 2006 September 28, 2006 June 27, 2006 March 23, 2006 February 19, 2006 February 17, 2006



button02b.gif

Categories

Archives

Pro-Life Articles

add your site
Hyscience Jul 24, 2014, 5:20 pm
Harrolds.blogspot.com Jul 24, 2014, 7:49 pm
FREEDOM EDEN Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
The Black Kettle Jul 24, 2014, 7:45 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 24, 2014, 6:50 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 24, 2014, 6:52 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 24, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 24, 2014, 6:56 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 24, 2014, 6:54 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 24, 2014, 8:00 pm
LifeNews Jul 24, 2014, 7:06 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 24, 2014, 6:19 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 24, 2014, 6:20 pm
NoisyRoom.net Jul 24, 2014, 5:55 pm
NoisyRoom.net Jul 24, 2014, 5:58 pm
LifeNews Jul 24, 2014, 5:30 pm
FRC.org - Web Log Jul 24, 2014, 6:02 pm
The Black Kettle Jul 24, 2014, 5:33 pm
The Black Kettle Jul 24, 2014, 5:22 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 24, 2014, 4:19 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 24, 2014, 5:07 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 24, 2014, 5:07 pm
Conservative Heritage Times Jul 24, 2014, 5:39 pm
Preachrblog Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
LifeNews Jul 24, 2014, 5:03 pm
LifeNews Jul 24, 2014, 4:29 pm
FRC.org - Web Log Jul 24, 2014, 5:03 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 24, 2014, 4:57 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Jul 24, 2014, 6:42 pm
Priests for Life Jul 24, 2014, 4:14 pm
NoisyRoom.net Jul 24, 2014, 4:11 pm
LifeNews Jul 24, 2014, 3:12 pm
LifeNews Jul 24, 2014, 3:51 pm
Harrolds.blogspot.com Jul 24, 2014, 3:36 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 24, 2014, 11:29 am
DFW Catholic.org Jul 24, 2014, 2:30 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 24, 2014, 3:34 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 24, 2014, 11:25 am
VERITAS PROJECT Jul 24, 2014, 3:43 pm
LifeNews Jul 24, 2014, 2:33 pm
Fletcher's Blog Jul 24, 2014, 2:30 pm
The Black Kettle Jul 24, 2014, 3:14 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 24, 2014, 12:56 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 24, 2014, 2:09 pm
Dakota Voice (Blog) Jul 24, 2014, 2:20 pm
Dakota Voice (Blog) Jul 24, 2014, 2:22 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Jul 24, 2014, 4:26 pm
LifeNews Jul 24, 2014, 1:12 pm
Lake County Right to Life Blog Jul 24, 2014, 2:22 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 24, 2014, 12:50 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 24, 2014, 8:45 am
DFW Catholic.org Jul 24, 2014, 8:47 am
DFW Catholic.org Jul 24, 2014, 12:05 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 24, 2014, 1:37 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 24, 2014, 1:42 pm
Alex Schadenberg Jul 24, 2014, 1:38 pm
LifeNews Jul 24, 2014, 12:15 pm
LifeNews Jul 24, 2014, 12:56 pm
The Black Kettle Jul 24, 2014, 1:07 pm
The Anchoress Jul 24, 2014, 12:07 pm
Spero News Dec 31, 1969, 6:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 24, 2014, 10:30 am
DFW Catholic.org Jul 24, 2014, 10:27 am
DEACON FOR LIFE Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Jul 24, 2014, 2:02 pm
Where the Rubber Hits the Road Jul 24, 2014, 12:45 pm
Where the Rubber Hits the Road Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
LifeNews Jul 24, 2014, 11:15 am
LifeNews Jul 24, 2014, 11:53 am
Thinking Americanist Jul 24, 2014, 11:43 am
Operation Rescue Jul 24, 2014, 11:01 am
LifeNews Jul 24, 2014, 10:25 am
LifeNews Jul 24, 2014, 10:47 am
Leaven for the Loaf Jul 24, 2014, 11:01 am
SUNLIT UPLANDS Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 23, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 23, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 24, 2014, 10:07 am
DFW Catholic.org Jul 24, 2014, 10:47 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Jul 24, 2014, 12:47 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Jul 24, 2014, 11:53 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Jul 24, 2014, 1:07 pm
Alex Schadenberg Jul 24, 2014, 10:49 am
Thinking Americanist Jul 24, 2014, 10:55 am
NoisyRoom.net Jul 24, 2014, 10:19 am
NoisyRoom.net Jul 24, 2014, 10:14 am
NoisyRoom.net Jul 24, 2014, 10:26 am
LifeNews Jul 24, 2014, 9:53 am
Lake County Right to Life Blog Jul 24, 2014, 9:29 am
John Smeaton, SPUC director Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Hyscience Jul 24, 2014, 10:53 am
DFW Catholic.org Jul 24, 2014, 8:13 am
DFW Catholic.org Jul 24, 2014, 9:23 am
Alex Schadenberg Jul 24, 2014, 9:53 am
man with black hat Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
LifeNews Jul 24, 2014, 8:51 am
Les Femmes - The Truth Jul 24, 2014, 8:32 am
Lake County Right to Life Blog Jul 24, 2014, 9:11 am
Lake County Right to Life Blog Jul 24, 2014, 9:21 am
Lake County Right to Life Blog Jul 24, 2014, 8:56 am
Lake County Right to Life Blog Jul 24, 2014, 8:49 am
DFW Catholic.org Jul 23, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 23, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 24, 2014, 8:44 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Jul 24, 2014, 10:52 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Jul 24, 2014, 9:00 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Jul 24, 2014, 9:30 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Jul 24, 2014, 10:00 am
DFW Catholic.org Jul 23, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 23, 2014, 8:00 pm
Challies Dot Com Jul 24, 2014, 7:59 am
A Catholic Life Jul 24, 2014, 8:05 am
jillstanek.com Jul 24, 2014, 7:22 am
DFW Catholic.org Jul 23, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 23, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 23, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 24, 2014, 6:23 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 24, 2014, 6:29 am
Abolitionist Society of Oklahoma Jul 24, 2014, 6:39 am
8 Kids And A Business Jul 24, 2014, 6:35 am
Reclaiming Our Children Jan 1, 1970, 2:00 am
Signs of Life Jul 24, 2014, 5:05 am
DFW Catholic.org Jul 24, 2014, 4:12 am
DFW Catholic.org Jul 24, 2014, 4:00 am
DFW Catholic.org Jul 23, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 24, 2014, 4:31 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 24, 2014, 4:05 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 24, 2014, 4:19 am
DFW Catholic.org Jul 24, 2014, 2:04 am
DFW Catholic.org Jul 24, 2014, 1:12 am
joy of nine9 Jul 24, 2014, 12:30 am
jillstanek.com Jul 24, 2014, 1:00 am
DFW Catholic.org Jul 23, 2014, 11:38 am
Catholic Fire Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Harrolds.blogspot.com Jul 24, 2014, 12:03 am
Conservative Heritage Times Jul 23, 2014, 11:29 pm
The Ohio Anglican.blog Jul 24, 2014, 12:03 am
Greater Fitchburg For Life Jul 23, 2014, 10:21 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 23, 2014, 8:46 pm
Journey of a Catholic Nerd Writer Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Stones Cry Out Jul 23, 2014, 9:14 pm
DEACON FOR LIFE Jul 23, 2014, 9:15 pm
Thinking Americanist Jul 23, 2014, 8:40 pm
The True Dignity of Women Jul 23, 2014, 8:54 pm
Papa Mike's Blog Jul 23, 2014, 7:51 pm
Papa Mike's Blog Jul 23, 2014, 7:46 pm
Papa Mike's Blog Jul 23, 2014, 7:59 pm
NoisyRoom.net Jul 23, 2014, 7:44 pm
NoisyRoom.net Jul 23, 2014, 7:51 pm
NoisyRoom.net Jul 23, 2014, 7:42 pm
LifeNews Jul 23, 2014, 7:11 pm
Les Femmes - The Truth Jul 23, 2014, 7:48 pm
The Common Room Jul 22, 2014, 5:06 pm
The Common Room Jul 22, 2014, 9:31 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 23, 2014, 7:20 pm
LifeNews Jul 23, 2014, 6:17 pm
LifeNews Jul 23, 2014, 6:41 pm
FRC.org - Web Log Jul 23, 2014, 6:02 pm
The Black Kettle Jul 23, 2014, 6:59 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 23, 2014, 5:28 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 23, 2014, 6:08 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Jul 23, 2014, 7:58 pm
LifeNews Jul 23, 2014, 5:31 pm
LifeNews Jul 23, 2014, 5:53 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 23, 2014, 3:33 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 23, 2014, 3:28 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Jul 23, 2014, 7:49 pm
LifeNews Jul 23, 2014, 4:31 pm
LifeNews Jul 23, 2014, 3:59 pm
LifeNews Jul 23, 2014, 4:56 pm
Down on the Pharm Jul 23, 2014, 5:09 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 23, 2014, 2:45 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 23, 2014, 3:06 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 23, 2014, 2:40 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 23, 2014, 3:34 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 23, 2014, 4:16 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Jul 23, 2014, 6:09 pm
Where the Rubber Hits the Road Jul 23, 2014, 4:45 pm
Pro-Life Unity Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
LifeNews Jul 23, 2014, 3:14 pm
holinessinmotherhood Jul 23, 2014, 3:37 pm
The Chatterbox Chronicles Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm