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Arina O. Grossu Biography

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

“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,”, Nov. 10, 2016

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
  • MA, magna cum laude, Theology, Dominican House of Studies
  • BA, Philosophy, University of Notre Dame
  • Twitter handle: @ArinaGrossu
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