MAY 23, 2011                                                            

PHONE  972-267-5433

The Pill Kills Marriage

Contraceptives disrupt natural attraction between men and women

A recent study by Duke University published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B adds to mounting evidence that suggests hormones in contraceptive pills may change key chemical attractors causing women and men to choose a mate with whom they are incompatible – contributing to divorce and fatherless homes.  The Catholic Pro-Life Committee, along with STOPP International and STOPP of Dallas, announced today that Dallas will host a “national seminar and nationwide witness” on June 4th regarding the pill’s negative effect on marriage.

“The pill is marketed as sexual and economic freedom but a growing body of peer-reviewed research indicates contraceptives set women up for relationship disasters,” said Rita Diller, National Director of Stop Planned Parenthood (STOPP) International.  “The physical, psychological, and emotional damage that women suffer because of the pill has devastated the institution of marriage, leading to soaring divorce rates.  That means fatherless homes – the greatest predictor of poverty of America.”

Father Daniel McCaffrey, internationally-renowned expert on Humanae Vitae and natural family planning, will keynote the educational seminar to be held at 10 a.m. on June 4, 2011, at St. Patrick Parish Center, 9643 Ferndale, Dallas.  The public is invited to register at prolifedallas.org or call 972-267-LIFE.  A $10 fee includes lunch following the seminar.  The conference will be live-streamed nationally at ThePillKills.org

"The fact that the mass-marketed birth control pill and similar products are actually injuring women and their relationships is a shocking revelation to most people in today's society," said Karen Garnett, Executive Director of the Catholic Pro-Life Committee. "We are pleased to be working with STOPP International to bring this educational opportunity to Dallas."  Garnett and Diller will be joining Fr. McCaffrey as presenters at the seminar, along with Deacon Rick and Jenny Condon who will share their personal journey of faith and marriage. 

Preceding the seminar will be an 8 a.m. Mass at St. Patrick Catholic Church and peaceful public witness outside the Planned Parenthood abortion center at 7424 Greenville Avenue.  Clergy of all faiths and media are invited to attend without charge.

For more information, contact Becky Visosky at , 972-267-5433 or 817-658-8701.

About the Catholic Pro-Life Committee:  The Catholic Pro-Life Committee, a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, is the Respect Life Ministry of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas, Texas.  It is the largest diocesan-based pro-life ministry in the nation