"...because of the pollutive effects of contraceptive pills, women should be charged a tax of 1,000, or $1,500, to help fund upgraded sewage treatment systems.


The basic problem is that the hormones in the pill itself, the hormones which produce the desired contraceptive effect, then end up in the sewage system as part of the normal function of kidneys and bladders in human beings. Those hormones are then not captured by the standard sewage treatments and end up being released into the fresh water of the area. Where they are believed to cause sex changes in fish."