Sunday, April 29, 2007

The Pill, Covert Abortions, and Church Silence

If you believe that life begins at conception, the Birth Control Pill causes abortion.

If you don't believe life exists at conception, I can only ask that you consider when God puts new life into a woman's body, at what point Christ became incarnate in Mary's body, and how it is that a woman creates a new life unilaterally (since it happens long after a man has been involved).

The Pill manufacturers state that the pill creates a "hostile endometrium" - Planned Parenthood now sheepishly notes, "The hormones in combination and progestin-only pills also thin the lining of the uterus. In theory, this could prevent pregnancy by interfering with implantation of a fertilized egg. But there is no scientific evidence that this occurs" (

Unless Planned Parenthood is the sole arbiter of what constitutes "scientific evidence," the following would seem to suggest they are wrong:

From the manufacturers of Ortho Tri-Cyclen (and buried by medical lingo in their eight pages of prescription information): "Although the primary mechanism of this action is inhibition of ovulation, other alterations include changes in the cervical mucus (which increase the difficulty of sperm entry into the uterus) and the endometrium (which reduce the likelihood of implantation)."

Consider this scientific evidence (I'll only quote some of its conclusion here):

"Let’s look at the math. Women on BCPs have 28-day cycles and thus have 13 cycles/year (365/28 = 13.3). According to Facts in Brief from the Alan Guttmacher Institute (3/13/98), some 10,410,000 U.S. women are current pill users, a figure that constitutes 26.9% of all those using some method of contraception. This is second only to sterilization, which is used by 27.7% of contraceptors. Gambrell notes that there is a 14% breakthrough ovulation rate in females taking the 50 microgram pills (10,410,000 x .14 = 1,457,400 ovulations each cycle). 1,457,400 x 13 cycles/year = 18,946,200 possible exposures to pregnancy each year. The accepted rate for “pill pregnancies” is 3-5 per 100 women years. Noting the fact that there is 60+% rate of spontaneous tubal abortions with an unfavorable implantation site in ectopic pregnancies, it is
reasonable for us to calculate that the rate of conceptions lost to early physician-induced (BCP) abortion of intrauterine pregnancies in pill users is twice that of term “pill pregnancies,” given once again, an endometrium that is “less vascular, less glandular, thinner” than normal.
Thus the possible abortion-rate induced by BCPs is 18,946,200 x .06 = 1,136,772 or 18,946,200 x .1 = 1,894,620/ year. We are convinced that the reasoning with regard to the math on this issue is sound."

The Birth Control Pill causes abortions, and countless Christian couples use it. I beg General Assemblies, General Synods, High Councils, et cetera, of Christian Churches to call out to their clergy and marrying couples with this information. Pastors do not know, when they give pre-marital counseling, that they are complicit in approving these chemical abortions.

Christian couples deserve to be informed before giving their consent to ingest these destructive chemicals in their bodies.

To posit otherwise is to posit that the pharmaceuticals are in a better position to consider the moral and ethical dimensions of our contraceptive practices than our theologians and fellow brothers and sisters are.

America's churches are painfully silent, congregations and clergy are ignorant, and the chemical plague continues. Are we too ashamed? I am ashamed of abortions I may have unwittingly caused in my marriage, but find that - after repentance - speaking up is an excellent way to seek healing.

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