The Untouchable Environmental Issue
July 11, 2007 · By Shane Edwards
Residual female sex hormones from birth control pills are damaging aquatic wildlife.Ã‚Â Gender imbalance and sterility are resulting in many species of aquatic animals in streams and rivers downstream of water treatment facilities around the world, as a result of synthetic hormones dumped down drains and peed into the sewage system.
Unsurprisingly, this is not a top priority for environmentalists.Ã‚Â Why?Ã‚Â Because most environmentalists are to a large degree, political liberals.Ã‚Â Hence, they cannot oppose birth control, for that would be an attack on women and their sexual freedom.Ã‚Â It would also deal a telling blow to the population control programs worldwide, a pet project of the left for 100 years now.Ã‚Â To give this publicity would pit nature against consequence-free sex, and that just won’t happen.
But what disturbs me about this even more than the environmental impact (and the reality that this will NEVER be dealt with because of its political ramifications) is what this is doing to us.Ã‚Â I mean, if these effects are happening with fish and frogs, what is happening to us?Ã‚Â What is happening to our daughters on the pill?Ã‚Â Are they really as safe as we have been told they are?
Rebecca Goldburg, a New Jersey biologist working with Environmental Defense, told the North Jersey News: Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not sure I want even low levels of birth control pills in my daughterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s drinking water.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Food for thought.Ã‚Â Oh, Mr. Dion… anything to say about this, or would a response put too much CO2 in the air?