What We Should Know
Mt 18:14 “Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.”
My prayer is that you read this information and look carefully into this if you have not done so already. We need to be aware of the possible dangers of these kinds of contraceptives.
IUDs cause 100% abortions when used.
The Pill and its “cousins” can early abortions.
In America, chemical abortions are estimated to kill more than 7 million babies each year — while surgical abortions kill about 1.5 million babies each year.
Breakthrough Ovulation Estimates for other “Birth Control” Methods:
What is Breakthrough Ovulation?
While using the Pill and other chemical “birth control” products, many women’s ovaries continue to release eggs. This is called “Breakthrough Ovulation” and it occurs in millions of women each year. Once an egg has been released via ovulation, a woman can become pregnant.
You can still conceive a child . . .
If you’re using “birth control” products and you have a breakthrough ovulation that releases an egg, sperm can then reach and fertilize your egg. At that moment — you would be pregnant! Fertilization means conception has taken place and you now have a brand new son or daughter who is as complete genetically as he or she will ever be throughout life.
1) Norplant has breakthrough ovulation 50-65% of the time.
2) Depo-Provera has breakthrough ovulation 40-60% of the time.
3) The IUD has breakthrough ovulation 100% of the time.
4) With over 17 million American women using the Pill and other chemical abortifacients, it is estimated that breakthrough ovulation and pregnancy occurs so often . . . that between 7 to 12 million newly conceived children are killed by chemical abortions in the womb each year. And most of these women never even knew they were pregnant.
Birth control pills are routinely described as “contraceptives”, that is, things that prevent conception, the beginning of a new human life. But in fact birth control pills sometimes act as “abortifacients”, things that cause abortion.
Birth control pills act in three basic ways: (This information can be obtained from any standard reference work, such as the Physicians’ Desk Reference .)
- They suppress ovulation, that is, they prevent the woman’s body from releasing an egg.
- They thicken the woman’s cervical mucus, which makes it more difficult for sperm to reach the egg.
- They alter the lining of the uterus so that the zygote (fertilized egg, the first stage in the life of a human being) cannot implant. The developing baby receives his oxygen and nutrition through the uterus, so if the zygote-baby cannot implant, he starves to death. This is, therefore, an abortion.
There are basically three types of birth control pills:
- high-dose, progestin and estrogen;
- low-dose, about half as much progestin and estrogen; and
- mini-pill, small amount of progestin, no estrogen.
The early high-dose birth control pills acted primarily by suppressing ovulation. Studies found that these pills succeeded in preventing ovulation somewhere between 90 and 98% of the time. However, high-estrogen pills are no longer available in Canada or the United States . They were removed from the market because of various dangerous side effects.
The newer low-dose pills are less effective at preventing ovulation and therefore rely more on the remaining two functions. As an egg is microscopic, it can be difficult to tell in any given case whether an egg really has been released. But Dutch gynecologist Dr Nine Van der Vange made an extensive study of women using these pills. She found proof that an egg had been released in 4% of the cases, and found follicle growth typical of what one finds in early pregnancy in at least 52% of cases. The workings of the mini-pill are not fully understood, but it appears to allow ovulation at least 40% of the time, according to Emory University’s Contraceptive Technology. Ovulation expert Dr. John Billings estimates that between 2 and 10 per cent of a woman’s cycles are still ovulatory even when she is taking the Pill. That means there is a chance she can still conceive a child; but because of the Pill’s effect on the lining of the womb, the child will not be able to implant, and will be expelled from the mother’s body. Although this might seem to be a small percentage risk, over time the likelihood is great. Moreover, there really is no such thing as a “negligible” risk of aborting a baby. In this case, any risk is too great.
The Intra-Uterine Device (I.U.D)
The I.U.D. is a specially shaped piece of plastic or metal that must be inserted into the uterus by a doctor. Although it is not known for sure how it works, it is believed that an I.U.D. changes the lining of the uterus to prevent the fertilized egg from being implanted [emphasis added]. It may also slow the sperm down enough to prevent it from reaching the uterus.
For additional details on the Intra-uterine device, ask your pharmacist.
Some people have moral objections to contraception in principle. But that is not the issue here. Even those who see no moral distinction between preventing pregnancy through contraception and avoiding pregnancy through abstinence must still object to any birth control method that relies, even a small percentage of the time, on destroying a life that has already begun. It has been said that birth control pills usually act by contraception, that any abortions that result should be accepted as an unfortunate accident. This is a little like saying that it’s alright to fire a gun randomly in the dark, as you usually won’t hit anybody, and in the few cases when you do, it should be accepted as an unfortunate accident.
FREE audio tape . . .
And if you’re interested in a great audio tape, Dr. Janet Smith (Professor at the University of Dallas) has an excellent presentation called, “CONTRACEPTION: WHY NOT?” Pro-Life America will send you a FREE copy of this tape. All we ask is that you send Pro-Life America a suggested donation of $2.00 to help cover the shipping and handling costs of sending you the 1-hour audio tape. You’ll want to listen to this tape over and over again and share it with your friends, your family — and maybe even your pastor.
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Again, if you would like more medical research documenting the fact that the PILL and other chemical contraceptives cause abortions, please read another article written by William F. Colliton, Jr., M.D., FACOG, and signed by 26 other physicians. Dr. Colliton is Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at George Washington University Medical Center. You can read his article here.
I understand that this could cause a great deal of grief for someone who has been using these contraceptives, but God does give more grace to those who are unaware and has abundant forgiveness. I believe that God will resurrect all aborted conceptions, as I believe God is God of abundant mercy.
Below is a very excellent book by researcher expert Randy Alcorn, which shows scientific data from many sources that prove that oral contraceptives put your babies at risk:
This book is available online for free here: http://www.epm.org/static/uploads/downloads/bcpill.pdf
Mt 10:42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.