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Experts Gather to Discuss Under-Reported Dangers of 'The Pill'

Contact: Paul Rondeau, Executive Director, prondeau@all.org; Mike Sedlak, Event Coordinator, msedlak@all.org; both with American Life League, 540-659-4171

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- With the recent government mandate that religious organizations must fund contraceptives, morning-after abortion drugs, and sterilization in direct violation of their faith and religious liberty, American Life League will host a panel of nationally renowned experts on the medical, cultural, and spiritual impact of the birth control pill.

"The media rarely if ever reports the whole reality of 'The Pill,' said Paul Rondeau, executive director at ALL. "President Obama chose to make this a national health issue at taxpayer expense and at the risk of religious freedom. So, let's get out the rest of the story to women, husbands, teenagers about The Pill and its proven dangers to the health of women, minority communities, and our faith."

WHERE: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington D.C.
WHEN: Saturday, June 2, 10-11:30 a.m. EDT

REGISTRATION to Attend or Watch Live Webcast at ThePillKills.com

Subject matter experts will include:

* Dr. Angela Lanfranchi, M.D., board-certified breast cancer surgeon and clinical assistant professor of surgery at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, will reveal the pill's proven life-threatening health risks to women, which are never reported by the media.

* Gloria Purvis, EWTN host, chairperson of Black Catholics United for Life, and board member for Washington, D.C.'s Northwest Pregnancy Center, will detail the pill's devastating impact on minority communities.

* Dr. Pia de Solenni, ethicist, theologian, and recipient of the prestigious Prize of the Pontifical Academies, will address the theological aspect of the pill's effect on life issues, women's health, feminism, and culture.

There is no cost to attend the event in person or watch the live webcast. Seating is limited and FREE registration at ThePillKills.com is encouraged. Presentations will be followed by Q&A. It is open to the public and media is invited.

Media inquiries, please contact Paul Rondeau, Executive Director at prondeau@all.org or Mike Sedlak, Event Coordinator at msedlak@ALL.org or call 540.659.4171.

American Life League is the nation's oldest Catholic pro-life education and advocacy organization. For more information, visit ALL.org or call 540.659.4171.