“The basic problem is that the hormones in the pill itself, the hormones which produce the desired contraceptive effect, then end up in the sewage system as part of the normal function of kidneys and bladders in human beings. Those hormones are then not captured by the standard sewage treatments and end up being released into the fresh water of the area. Where they are believed to cause sex changes in fish:
“Ethinyl estradiol (EE2), the main active ingredient of contraceptive pills, can trigger a condition known as intersex in freshwater fish, which has caused significant drops in populations in many species – although no links have yet been made with human health.”
“So the proposal is that sewage treatment systems should be upgraded to deal with this. Perhaps fair enough, but what is the cost?”
Achieving that target will not be easy, as Owen and Jobling point out in a recent issue of Nature. They calculate that, for a town of about 250,000 people, it would cost about £6m to install a system that uses granular activated carbon to cut EE2 levels, with a further £600,000 being needed to operate the system each year. To upgrade the 1,400 sewage waterworks in England and Wales would cost a total of more than £30bn, they add.”
My Two Cents Worth
His article goes on to encourage IUDs. All contraceptives are destructive to women, cause deformities in their babies if taken while pregnant, and many act as an abortifacients or in the case of IUD’s can perforate the uterus.
God gave us the Roman Catholic Church’s Time Tested Teachings to steer our souls through the obstacles our society places on our paths as a pathetic solution. Babies are our future. A salted womb is not.