My mom shared this on FB after she told me she’d been reading his book. I cheated and read the condensed version and now I thought I’d quickly share it as well. It’s an evangelical’s perspective on the Pill and how it can cause early abortions. I always tend to share pro-life articles from Catholic authors… since it most of the pro-lifers that are vocal enough about it seem to be Catholic. But here’s a Protestant! Good things, to see the different branches of Christ’s church come together :)
Here’s a short excerpt to capture interest, of course:
“Christian physicians, however, very much do not want to believe the Pill causes early abortions. Therefore, I believe, they tend to resist the evidence. This is certainly understandable. Nonetheless, we should not permit what we want to believe to distract us from what the evidence indicates we should believe.
I have mentioned my own vested interests in the Pill that at first made me resist the evidence suggesting it could cause abortions. Dr. Larimore came to this issue with even greater vested interests in believing the best about the birth control pill, having prescribed it for years. When he researched it intensively over an eighteen-month period, in what he described to me as a “gut wrenching” process that involved sleepless nights, he came to the conclusion that in good conscience he could no longer prescribe hormonal contraceptives, including the Pill, the Minipill, Depo-Provera, and Norplant.”
And I’ll leave off with this thought:
Many people become pregnant while on the pill. I personally know many. I’m related to loved ones who were a “surprise” to their Pill-taking parents. We know this happens. We know the Pill fails. We can then, also conclude that when the Pill doesn’t fail, we cannot be certain in what extreme the chemicals have prevented the life from implanting. Can you be absolutely certain that at any given time, your partner’s sperm and your egg did not unite to form the “fertilized egg”? I put quotations around those words because they are not scientifically accurate. Once the egg is fertilized, it’s no longer an egg. ”It’s” a newly created human being with his/her own DNA.
If you cannot be %100 certain that this hasn’t happened while taking the pill, then you cannot be certain that the pregnancies you’re “avoiding” aren’t actually babies you’re (unknowingly) aborting.
Those are harsh terms to come to reconcile. Very uncomfortable.. but also very true.
Along with the mounting evidence that chemical contraceptives are not healthy for a woman (check my previous posts for reference materials), I cannot support a medicine that gives even a %1 chance that my baby will be aborted.
How can I approach the Gates of Heaven and face the children to whom I should have given birth? What excuse could I possibly give them or GOD for my ignorance that would be worthy? Nothing.
So I do not take the pill. I have all of the children I am given. And I am so blessed and joyous to be able to say I’ve gotten to see their beautiful faces while on this earth. What a true blessing. Seriously.