Last updated on: 11/20/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Arina O. Grossu, MA Biography

Title:
Director of the Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council
Position:
Con to the question "Should birth control pills be available over the counter?"
Reasoning:

“Women deserve to know the real health risks of hormonal birth control from their doctor in order to make an informed decision, not from a size-eight font warning label in the supermarket aisle…

First, scientists are discovering health risks that suggest dangers to women’s health and safety. Second, there is the real concern that over-the-counter contraceptives will increase unplanned pregnancies and abortion. Third, making hormonal birth control available over the counter without the oversight and care of her doctor endangers a woman and deprives her of proper informed consent.”

Cowritten with Patricia Livengood, “Hormonal Birth Control Is Too Dangerous to Dispense without a Prescription,” thefederalist.com, Nov. 10, 2016

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Director, Center for Human Dignity, Family Research Council
  • Contributor, The Daily Signal, The Federalist, and other publications
  • Representative, National Board of Directors, National Pro-Life Religious Council
  • Leonine Fellow, Catholic Information Center
  • Alumna, Vita Institute at the University of Notre Dame
Education:
  • MA, magna cum laude, Theology, Dominican House of Studies
  • BA, Philosophy, University of Notre Dame
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @ArinaGrossu
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should birth control pills be available over the counter?