Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Woman almost died from blood clots due to the birth control pill

Washington, DC (02 September 2009) – A woman in Austin, Texas, is the latest victim of the deadly side effects of the birth control pill.

Patti Kelly, 28, was diagnosed in August with multiple blood clots in both lungs. Her doctor told her that if she hadn’t come into the emergency room when she did, she “could have died instantly.”

Kelly’s doctor named birth control as the driving factor in onslaught of the blood clots that could have caused Kelly’s death.

Marie Hahnenberg, project director for American Life League’ s “The Pill Kills” outreach, is not surprised.

“We are constantly hearing about problems that stem from the dangerous chemicals used in hormonal contraception,” Hahnenberg said. “Women have been told for years that the birth control pill is the answer to their medical complications, when it is only causing more problems – even death.”

In 2008, Johnson and Johnson spent at least $68.7 million to settle hundreds of lawsuits filed by women who suffered blood clots, heart attacks or strokes after using the company’s Ortho Evra birth-control patch. This summer, lawsuits have been filed against Bayer’s dangerous and life-threatening Yasmin and Yaz birth control pills.

“Not only do the pill, patch, intrauterine device and similar birth control products cause great harm to the woman herself, but these products also can cause early abortions,” Hahnenberg said. “The physical and emotional perils associated with birth control are one of the most closely guarded secrets in the pharmaceutical industry. It’s time women knew the truth.”

For more information on the birth control pill and other hormonal contraception as well as victims of the pill check out

American Life League was cofounded in 1979 by Judie Brown. It is the largest grassroots Catholic pro-life organization in the United States and is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment of creation to natural death. For more information or press inquiries, please contact Katie Walker at 540.659.4942.


American Life League: The Pill Killls
KVUE: Austin Woman Claims Birth Control Nearly Killed Her (29 August 2009)
Bloomberg: J&J Paid $68 Million to Settle Birth-Control Cases (10 October 2008) Yasmin and Yaz Birth Control Lawsuits Mount Against Bayer (24 July 2009)

From American Life League

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