If you (rightly) believe that life begins at conception, then preventing the implantation of the fertilized egg is an abortion.Many Christians today use the birth control pill or the birth control patch. Most of the time these methods of contraception prevent a pregnancy by preventing ovulation. But they also can work in another way. They can irritate the lining of the uterus to prevent implantation of the fertilized egg. If you (rightly) believe that life begins at conception, then preventing the implantation of the fertilized egg is an abortion. It has been estimated that this occurs between 2 and 15% of the time. If you take the low side, then that is equivalent to 1 abortion every 4 years. On the high side, it averages to almost 2 a year! Many Christians are ignorant of this aspect of the pill & patch.
For more information on the abortifacient nature of the birth control pill & birth control patch:
- The Fight Over The Pill, Cincinnati Enquirer, May 26, 2002
- The Pill Emerges As Issue In Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati Enquirer, May 10, 2002
- Establishing the Abortifacient Potential of the Birth Control Pill
I can’t afford NOT to have children.If a Christian is supposed to live a life submitted to God, why not let God control life? Some may argue that by preventing more children to be born, they are being good stewards of the finances that God has given them (in other words, they can’t afford more children). I say, I can’t afford NOT to have children. A child is a blessing from God. Do you want to prevent receiving a blessing from God? God said he would feed the fowls of the air and that we are much better than they – so we need not worry about being able to feed more children. When we say that we can’t afford more children, we really are saying we want other material possessions more than we want more children – more than we want a blessing from God.