If James Dobson and NCFA confused you the other day, then the latest American Life League Report’s, “Pill Goggles,” will send you straight into full-blown dementia.

According to ALL “reporter” Michael Hitchborn, oral contraceptives can “disrupt a woman’s natural abilities to select the perfect mate.” At first I thought this meant that use of “The Pill” (whackjobs love archaic terms) just encourages women to hook up with any appetizing stray male she encounters in a public bathroom without much chance of a Baby Bumble popping out 9 months later. Of course, that’s not what Mr. Hitchborn is scolding us about–at least not in this segment.

It’s deeper than that. It’s genes.

If that doesn’t work, click here for the fun.

Hitchborn explains that a new study, out of the University of Liverpool on histocompatabity complex (HMC), something that enables “opposites to attract” through “subtle smells” suggests that “The Pill” can alter the female olfactory sense causing women to be attracted to men with non-complimentary HMC genes. That is, women on “The Pill” seek out genetically compatible men, not their genetic desirable opposites. This unfortunate mismatch made under the heady influence of “The Pill” inhibits the creation of babies with stronger immune systems and can lead to miscarriage, infertility… and the breakdown of relationships when women go off The Pill and come to their senses about Mr. Wonderful.

With a straight face, Hitchborn informs us that the Liverpool study was performed on about 100 women who sniffed the unwashed t-shirts of 100 men. At least American taxpayers weren’t dunned for this fetish study.

Hitchborn ends his lecture:

As if women really needed any other reason to stay as far away from the pill as possible, not only does The Pill kill babies and cause serious health problems, it could doom relationships as well.

American Life League founder Judie Brown has spent nearly 40 years on a perpetual road trip to ban contraception in the US. (She has 3 children.) Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood are the dirt beneath her tires. Go here to read “Who Was Margaret Sanger.” Go here to read the ALL/STOPP (Stop Planned Parenthood, a subsidiary of ALL) plan to run Planned Parenthood out of your town and contraception out of your body. Mrs. Brown’s diatribes are many. Some of the wackier ones against lesbians and The Little Mermaid were shot into the ether years ago. My current favorite Brown-o-Gram is Contraception is Not the Answer where she blames the “destruction” of the American family on birth control, henpecked men, and The Simpsons.
ALL subscribes to , among other things, Pope John Paul II’s ideas on “sexual communion” and its evil twin, “sexual degradation” via unnatural family planning found in his Familiaris Consortio, a tome that could only be written by a man who either never progressed beyond Robert of Arbrissel or never got laid (or is too old to remember it).

We recognize that the practice of contraception violates the principles of Natural Law which are understandable by the use of reason alone. We endorse the consistent Catholic teachings on this subject and specifically cite Pope John Paul II’s definition of these differences in (Section 32):

When couples, by means of recourse to contraception, separate these two meanings [the unitive and procreative purposes of the marriage act] that God the creator has inscribed in the being of man and woman and in the dynamism of their sexual communion, they act as “arbiters” of the divine plan and they “manipulate” and degrade human sexuality and with it themselves and their married partner by altering its value of “total” self-giving. Thus the innate language that expresses the total reciprocal self-giving of husband and wife is overlaid, through contraception, by an objectively contradictory language, namely, that of not giving oneself totally to the other. This leads not only to a positive refusal to be open to life, but also to a falsification of the inner truth of conjugal love, which is called upon to give itself in personal totality.

In 1996, as part of its mission to restore prudery and sexual order to the continental United States, The American Life League teamed up with the American Center for Law and Justice, the National Council for Adoption, The Tennessee Eagle Forum, the Christian Coalition of Tennessee, the Family Research Council and other bastard-hating diseputables, as a Doe v Sundquist amicus, in the unsuccessful attempt to overturn Tennessee’s semi-open records law. Regrettably, I don’t have a copy of its brief. It’s safe to assume, however, that ALL argued records access would hike abortion…and, no doubt cause women to gobble up ungodly amounts of Pills; thus snuffiing the American gene pool with stuffed-nosed bad decisions. Soon afterward, Brown’s teenage daughter brought forth a son with no husband, conceived while Judie was on the road bashing bastards and their moms. No adoption and sealed records for HER grandson! No secrets and shame for HER daughter! The unfortunate child gets paraded around ALL events as an abortion survivor, that is, as a child born after Roe. (NOTE: I’ve misplaced my sources on this last part, and will link it when it’s retrieved.)


Where does all this moral flim-flammery leave those lusty non-Pill-boggled women, whose super gene children were and continue to be sent off to better acceptable climes? Weren’t these women practicing their clear-nosed prerogative to mate with non-complimentary male gene carriers? With the superior choices at hand, shouldn’t those relationships, bolstered by high class DNA, have been rewarded? Shouldn’t they have ended with a trip down the aisle and happy-ever-after instead of a one-way backroad cab ride to Saint Margaret of Cortona Maternity Home and Camp for Bad Girls? The pilltotallers and bareback riders obviously followed the ALL directive (even if they didn’t know it) and copulated with the “perfect mate” to create genetically superior material. They didn’t even get a smelly t-shirt for comfort or thanks.
As the great protector of women and babies the American Life League sure sounds like its pushing its own brand of bete noir: genetics in its war on contraception. And let’s not even talk about “Darwinism.”

ADDENDUM: For a good essay on the consequences of polluted thinking such as ALL, go to Motherhood Deleted, A Realistic View on “Abstinence Only”


  1. Just when I think I have seen and heard it all…along comes this information. If we could get them all in one place and send in the ATF…..? Well, it’s a thought.

  2. Someone should whip Dobson with a belt……being raised one, it amazes me how unearthy Christians really are-there are herbs for birth control-herbs. As in plants growing out of the ground-one prevents a fertilized egg from implanting in the womb, and one causes miscarriages, even if it is touched-that is why so many women centuries ago, before people knew what this herb did, lost their babies. So it looks like God already invented birth control……so many Christians are so full of crap on so many levels….and I am so sick of them on so many levels..,,

  3. God also created the tree of knowledge of good and evil, leaving Adam and Eve specific instructions not to eat it’s fruit. Just because a thing exists does not mean it’s effects are good, or that the intended use of those effects are good. Apple seeds and peach pits contain cyanide … by Improper Adoptee’s logic, the fact that plants contain them naturally means they should be used on people, right?

  4. Contraception and control over one’s own reproductivity IS logical and the law of the land. It is not the time for a few people who consider themselves morally superior to make the decisions on freedom of choice for the many. To those who are trying to force the no-choice and no-contraceptuion idea down our throats….we WILL fight you.

  5. Holy Cow!! I thought I had heard it all, from the Cristo Fundies!! Was I ever wrong!!! And, to think, people actually BELIEVE this shit!!! Man! What a world, what a world!!!

  6. Anonymous said “God also created the tree of knowledge of good and evil, leaving Adam and Eve specific instructions not to eat it’s fruit.”

    Frank Zappa quoth thusly, “So, when Adam and Eve were in the Garden of Eden, if you go for all these fairy tales, that ‘evil’ woman convinced the man to eat the apple, but the apple came from the Tree of Knowledge. And the punishment that was then handed down, the woman gets to bleed and the guy’s got to go to work, is the result of a man desiring, because his woman suggested that it would be a good idea, that he get all the knowledge that was supposedly the property and domain of God. So, that right away sets up Christianity as an anti-intellectual religion. You never want to be that smart. If you’re a woman, it’s going to be running down your leg, and if you’re a guy, you’re going to be in the salt mines for the rest of your life. So, just be a dumb fuck and you’ll all go to heaven. That’s the subtext of Christianity.”

  7. Oh boy…..it’s the Battle of the Batty! Right here on Marley’s blog.First we have the Religious Right smelling sweaty tee shirts to select mates….gee, I never thought of that! And the tiresome anti-contraception garbage from the same people who want to stop or reduce abortion. Does it occur to them that more safe contraception equals less abortion?Or is their medieval religious agenda all they really care about?
    Thanks, Robin, Sandy and Kippa, for bringing some sanity to this thread.

    Then from the other corner we have apes curing themselves of cancer with peach pits, plants made by a “higher force” and other wonders of the “natural” world. Amazing and depressing at the same time, and a warning of what happens when any ideology, right or left, overrules logic and common sense.

  8. “Kippa, actually it is the Jewish religion that started the Adam & Eve and apple story. “

    Well, fancy that now. Who’da thunk.
    Having always believed it originated with the Munchkins, I feel so enlightened.

    I’m sure Frank Zappa had no idea.
    Or Neitzche either, for that matter.

  9. Herbs don’t kill people? There are any number of poisonous substances in plants….medieval herbalists were as adept with poison as with healing. If you really have studied herbal medicine you know that the wrong dosage can be fatal, just as with conventional drugs. And some plant substances just cannot be ingested by humans at all without bad effect. I don’t “laugh at herbs.” I respect the powerful active substances in them, that can be used to cure or kill.

    Why do I and others criticize you? Because so many of the statements you make are outrageous and untrue.

  10. Thank you Marley for the fun. this was actually reported on one of the major news stations in NYC on the 11 p.m. but I didn’t stay tuned into to watch.

  11. “Why do I and others criticize you? Because so many of the statements you make are outrageous and untrue”.

    Since you are a “birth” mother, I thank some good force somewhere that you aren’t mine. YOU are the type we RUN from…

  12. The feeling is mutual, Improper Adoptee:-) If my son were like you I would be running too. Thank God he is a sane, sensible, and skeptical guy with a great sense of humour. And he does prefer me to his adoptive mother whom he no longer communcates with at all, so I guess he does not feel the need to “run” from me, even though I am his birthmother. Actually we think alike in some ways….imagine that!

    But we both have one thing in common with you, we love cats! See, nobody is all bad.

  13. Re. the smelly T-shirts, here’s an excerpt from
    something I just found on Slate which puts the findings of this study into perspective:


    “Strikingly, however, the current study fails to confirm the premise of that whole story. When women smelled men’s T-shirts at the outset, before any of them took the pill, they showed no preference for men with more MHC difference. That is, they did not exhibit the supposed tendency that the pill supposedly disrupts. What’s more, when women taking the pill smelled the T-shirts again, they showed no preference for men with more MHC similarity. Yes, the pill-takers tended to rate the smell of MHC-similar men more favorably than they had before. But to repeat: They still didn’t prefer the similar guys overall. Despite the hype, then, this study’s findings are limited – and pretty messy.”

  14. “this study’s findings are limited – and pretty messy.”

    Too many studies are like that. Anyone can “prepare and engage in a study” and can make it bend any way they like. I can think of all the studies claiming that single (unwed) mothers are more likely to be “neglectful and abusive.” I think a truly unbiased study with a very large control group of both unmarried and married parents would show about an equal percentage. “Studies,” especially those done by special-interest groups, are sort of like scripture which can also be taken out of context and used to justify or “prove” a lot of things.

  15. Wow! Not sure how this conversation deteriorated into the relative merits of plant properties, but it has been interesting. I am surprised to see that we concur on the insanity of this presentation. I just have this mental picture of a bunch of 30 somethings at a focus group passing around stinky tee shirts and seeing whose sweat they found the least repellent! Wow! What an image. They must have been paid BIG bucks to participate in that particular study!

    Have you ever wondered where they get the money to fund this kind of crap research? America’s tax dollars at work?

  16. Improper,

    Keep on posting here and everywhere you know what you are speaking the truth about your experience and your knowledge of herbs.

    Ignore the two or three posters who are laughing at what, who knows, they probably aren’t sure.

    I love your posts and love your blog you are a great person!


  17. Thanks for the follow-up Kippa. Of course, that won’t deter the ALL do-gooders from adding this ridiculous study to their library of reasons why women should incubate for God and State.

  18. Marley said, ” Of course, that won’t deter the ALL do-gooders from adding this ridiculous study to their library of reasons why women should incubate for God and State.”

    Of course not. They’ll continue to be ALL over it like fruit flies on an over-ripe melon. Totally ignoring all the other variables that come into the equation of choosing a mate.
    Personally I don’t think the study itself is especially ridiculous (though the T-shirt sniffing is worthy of a larf) – just the conclusions that are being drawn from it by ‘interested’ parties like ALL who are only to happy to jump on anything that can be twisted to suit their own propagandizing purposes.

  19. maryanne-I am perfectly aware that some herbs are dangerous. Buit face it, this whole planet is a boobytrap, and there are many ways one can die. It is called population control from a higher force. But even so called poisionous drugs like foxglove are made into pharm. drugs, like digalitis. And even some foods that have posionious leaves, like rubarb are still eaten. Herbs are proven safer, and it is America due to the money grubbing AMA that trashes herbs-in Germany only Hawthron is used for high blood pressure-the high blood pressure drugs here have shot points up to ten in alot of American people(and then they go buy Hawthorn…)The medical profession wants to treat us like we are 3 years old and can not take care of ourselves and our health so they can be billoniares. Their stupid drug commericals reflect that mentality every day. I am very very educated in herbs, and would never be stupid enough for example to suggest kava kava to someone with Parkinson’s, because kava kava lowers the dopamine level. Yes, we will most likely disagree on everything, mainly because you pick on me, but I am glad you and your son like cats. They are my favorite animal, and that is one thing we won’t trash each other over!

  20. Look at The Imporper Adoptee’s Blog. It’s no wonder people across the country are Googling her. She’s a vindictive mentally ill person who has victimized so many people, all strangers, that they all have no other way to tell her off but to find places to post, like here. Do you or anyone else honestly feel her blog is a good source of information for abused adoptees? I sure think not!
    Gershom, I read yours and a few others, but hers? Puh-leez! Look how she is harassing that woman! I saw that person’s pages and I know that IA made up most is not all the crapola she’s put on her blog! There’s a time when you have to say STOP IT! Now is that time! I an not going to ruin anyone’s real blog with my post, but yes, something must be said!
    IA, you are way out of line. You’ve strayed from the topic and you’ve gone off the deep end. I will not read your blog anymore or recommend your volatile words to another adoptee, abused or not, ever again. You’ve become a source for hate and that’s not what we are all on here for. You have obsessed with that woman and yes, you stole her photo and you lied about her name. You’ve lied about what she does! I know because I did read her page on that site you were on! If I had an interest in serial killers and I watched TV shows about them or read books about them, would I then be a serial killer? You’ve labeled a woman, a mother, a hacker/troll/phisher and you have made accusations you yourself wouldn’t appreciate.
    I can also see that you’ve edited her writings, because I googled some sentences and found the real postings. That’s not right and how can we trust you when you change people’s words? You need to stop this.
    Look at this lunatic’s blog! abolishadoption.blogspot.com

    sent from: fav.or.it

  21. Don’t bother debating w/this woman. She will turn and blog about you with libel and defamatory statements for months. She’s unstable and honestly, nuts. Ignoring her is the best idea. Take my advice! Her CRAZY BLOG: http://abolishadoption.blogspot.com/
    The group made to out her LIES: http://groups.myspace.com/TheImproperAdoptee
    PLEASE, avoid this person called Improper Adoptee! None of you want to be bullied online like so many of us have been for almost a year!!! She is volatile and crude! She cusses and calls you whore, slut, and so much worse I refuse to put it here. She sends emails, yet keeps hers hidden.
    IGNORE HER, she is VERY ILL!

    sent from: fav.or.it

  22. The above multiple personality is spookie. She even started a myspace group to bash me and insult everyone ever hurt by Adoption including BSE Moms! She started it five days ago and there are only three members. Her. Her and Her.(she made brand new my spaces to pretend she is other people just for this Pro-Adoption group, like “Laurie” who has one friend on her myspace, Tom, LOL)When spookie insults my pain about Adoption she insults all of us. Her group description is insutling to all of us as well. Maybe I will start a group about how she abuses those abused by Adoption…-I think I will call it “The Daily Schmuckette”…comment me if you want to join :)Too learn more about spookie and the truth, I have a 3 part series written about this Pro-Adoption Troll, but make sure to bring your bastard barf bucket to the monitor with you!

  23. Marley,
    This nutcase is following me around everywhere and sending me a mass amount of psychotic comments every day. She started harrassing, bullying, insulting and lying about on my space months and months ago, and can’t handle my telling the truth about her on my blog. She is rabid, and insane and out of control.I am sorry she came in here. She is a Pro-Adoption troll and has insulted everyone hurt by Adoption. Please delete her comments if she comes back. Thanks and sorry again.

  24. The Insane & The Improper Adoptee Said: “”Why do I and others criticize you? Because so many of the statements you make are outrageous and untrue”.
    Since you are a “birth” mother, I thank some good force somewhere that you aren’t mine. YOU are the type we RUN from…”
    OH MY GOD. It’s the pot calling the kettle black. ROFL.
    When will someone just call this woman out for what she is? Abrasive, abusive and insane. Why is she allowed to stomp on others and bully? Because she was an abused adoptee? Not a good reason IMHO.

    sent from: fav.or.it

  25. Marley runs a respected and credible blog.

    You, IA, do not. Most of your entries are libelous and hateful, completely made-up tales meant to emotionally hurt others in a very cruel manner, especially the one you are so volatile and hateful about because you decided that a hand reached out in friendship was somehow a sneaky means to hurt you; you created the lies, you made up the stories. A sad life story told to you was meant for an opinion, and you and only you decided it was meant to hurt you, no one else. Since then, you’ve seethed with hatred and your vendetta has grown to massive proportions. you post half-comments, partial sentences, or make up comments completely, to “slander” (libel) as much as possible. You must stop it. you’ve been non-stop for many months and this is your downward spiral. you’re going to shoot yourself in the foot, if not already. Look at the group, look at all the PDF’s to JPG’s as proof against your tall tales in your blogs. You are the bully and the abusive one. Please, when will you stop? Why must you do it? Why do you do it? No one ever laughs as they wish cancer on another human. No one laughs at people’s griefs, and you are publicly. Are you not embarrassed? You made a list of people you hate and you keep bringing all of us up in every few blogs, yet we never harmed you. Why do you insist on hurting others and feeding off pain and hurt of those you enjoy to inflict pain upon? Do you really enjoy and gain pleasure from sending people “death curses” and wishing them “to hell?” Do you really wish cancer on others as a daily practice? What kind of person are you? You cry wolf a lot, but it appears you are the wolf. There’s a lot to read in that group, but after, it all is shockingly scary to know you are a duel personality who is trying to pretend to be a victim when you are a very hostile and cruel woman with no boundaries for what hatred you type towards others. You have no soul and no heart. Your abuse you had to endure is no excuse for abusing people for days, months, a year… others, too, endured abuse and they didn’t pick on you to abuse. Most tried to be your friend. You rejected each one, one by one…

    sent from: fav.or.it

  26. That information was the most detestable form of online abuse by a supposed ‘abused adoptee’ I’ve seen in all my life. There’s not one bit of good to come from that blog she runs after those posts about that other woman that clearly are fabricated. I admire most of the bloggers fighting to get our records open, because I can’t blog openly about my life stories, thus I rely on the strength of all of you, with exceptions here and there, such as this Improper. Blogging about adoption and the anguish it can afflict on some is one thing though and blogging about a person you don’t actually know is another. I should never do a search with a search engine and find a blog and then find such calumnious blogs. Improper Adoptee, please stop posting about others on blogs for adoption and adoptees, even your own. It’s disruptive aside from ruining your credibility, and it’s blatantly cyber-harassment.

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