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An Evangelical Perspective on How the Pill Causes Early Abortion →

Good morning!  
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.  

A Bible Study on Contraceptives →

Ohhh man.  I’m bringing out the Christianity!  Heaven forbid I have a religious affiliation to dampen my credit.  

Oh well.

Here it is, a very short, study from home Bible Study on Contraceptives. But wait— it’s written by CATHOLICSZZZ?!?!?  YEAH. I think if one is open to finding the Truth, one might give it a try. A heartfelt try.  A prayerful try.  If one is not open to finding Truth, one will scoff, exit my post, or even take the time to comment, dissect and insult —probably using the F-word a few lovely times— what I’m representing here.  That’s fine, show your colors :)

Anyway, I’ve actually never done a Bible study about this before.  I scanned through it and it looks wholesome and involved in stirring moral conscience.  I was actually a little shocked —in a good way— after reading an excerpt from Christopher West that’s included in this little study:

More thoughts on contraception

From Theology of the Body for Beginners by Christopher West

What purpose does Contraception really serve? This might sound odd at first, but let it sink in. Contraception was not invented to prevent pregnancy. We already had a 100% safe, 100%reliatble way of doing that –abstinence. In the final analysis, contraception serves one purpose: to spare us the difficulty we experience when confronted with the choice of abstinence. When all the smoke is cleared, contraception was invented because of our lack of self-control; contraception was invented to serve the indulgence of lust.

Why do we spay or neuter our dogs and cats? Because they can’t say no to their urge to merge; they’re not free. If we spay and neuter ourselves with contraception, we’re reducing the “great mystery” of the one flesh union to the level of Fido and Fidette in heat. What distinguished us from the animals in the first place? Freedom! God gave s freedom as the capacity to love. Contraception negates this freedom. It says, “I can’t abstain.” Hence, contracepted intercourse not only attacks the procreative meaning of sex, it “ceases also to be an act of love.” If you can’t say no to sex, what does your “yes” mean? Only the person is free with the freedom for which Christ set us free (Gal 5:1) is capable of authentic love.”

And, because my babies need me, I’ll leave it at that.  I hope this is useful :)

Bear With Me on This One, and Please Forgive Me. →

Again. Look at it. It’s SCIENCE, not religion, that explains why birth control is TERRIBLE for you and your baby that you may never know you had. This is a truth that is hard to come by. Why? Because then when we accept it, we have to accept a greater responsibility for our reproductive health.

AS WE SHOULD. I am a woman for goodness sake! Why wouldn’t I want to know how my amazing female body works? And how would knowing hurt me? For certain, it takes some work. It takes some time out of my day, reading and studying. I’ve got two toddlers and a house to keep up along with constant morning sickness- I do it. Isn’t it worth it to any true feminist? To know what her body does and can do? To not want to suppress her natural gift of nature?

I feel like the other “feminists” who ignorantly claim that a fetus is “my body” are unknowingly and woefully mislead by MEN: Men who want to have sex without consequence. Many partners. Dispose of any evidence of abuse. Men who paint and market women as objects that can be tailored to look however they want (hair extensions? Implants? Injections? Lingerie? Plastic surgery? Anyone?), used to momentarily satisfy their spastic sexual fantasy, only to be able to dump the object and move onto the next one. “GIT ER DUN!”

What are those “feminists”, really? They think they’re really independent??? Sexual freedom? It’s enslavement. In her sexual revolution, this woman has chained herself to a (crappy) man, to do his bidding. For a man’s pleasure. A man who doesn’t value a woman and her dignity, her true femininity, her true beauty and mystique as a rightful to-be-revered creation. To push for birth control. “I don’t want you getting pregnant and ruining my life” so pop a Pill and let’s get it on, woman!

Or these feminists think poppin that cancer inducing pill will ensure them true equality in the workplace, a rewarding career. They think children are the enslavement. I hate to inform those “feminists” that if it weren’t for their mother, and her love or “enslavement”, they wouldn’t be blessed with the chance to scratch their way up the career ladder they’re scaling at the moment. I feel like these “feminists” have a shallow, puddle-like view of their world and the worth of their life.
I’m stopping right there. Being in the first trimester and having a 1 & 2.5 year old -one who’s sick right now- it sometimes takes me a week of periodic writing to complete one blog entry. I go at it like it’s my job or something… ANYWAY— What I wrote above was laced -actually FUMIGATED- with anger, over-generalization and sarcasm.

It’s so easy to be angry after reading or witnessing ignorance parading as intelligence.

And even at that, ignorance can be intelligent.

Here are my renewed thoughts, and this time, with compassion and love:

I’ve been sick to death wondering why so many women ignore the science of chemical contraceptives: That they increase the risk of breast cancer, cervical cancer. That they mask the ailments a woman has and don’t treat her problem. That they have the ability to chemically abort an already conceived human being.

It angers me that women are so stubbornly supportive of such a chemical, even to the extent that they are willing to risk chemically aborting a human they’ll never see in order to better plan for their future.

The link above provides scientific fact behind my assertions. I have many more scientific links in support throughout my blog but I’m not taking the time to retrieve them… I realized today that many women in support of contraceptives believe there is no other way.

What got me to calm down happened today, obviously… I read an article by Kristen Walker, a pretty retro, hip and funny pro-life advocate. I love her astute honesty and sometimes I (regretfully) relish her brutal generalizations on the left-minded pro-abort individual.

So, in my constant nagging way, I shared it with my Facebook pals.
One of my high school friends commented saying that while the article was funny and entertaining, she felt she was being more responsible by taking birth control so that she could better herself -finish school, save money, own house- before starting a family. She asked why she should be made to feel irresponsible for doing that: improving her life.

I love my friend. How can I possibly want to make her feel like she’s doing the wrong thing, and she’s a bad person for wanting to plan for her future? I could never!

I realized that while both sides are busy telling each other who’s wrong and who’s right, hardly anyone is giving the safer alternative. I am so constantly trying to edify my correctness with the facts that I don’t provide the ways to know better.

The answers are out there. They’re just kind of hard to find.

By my friend’s calculations, she is doing the right thing. She’s trying to be the best she can be, the safest she can be and the smartest.

But what she doesn’t seem to fully know is what I so angrily introduced in the beginning of this entry: a woman’s natural way of telling her what’s going on.

This is a woman’s responsibility. She will be empowered to know it.
We are given boobs, a uterus and ovaries for a reason. Yes, they are for a baby, but they tell us more than that.
It’s hard work, understanding this and trying to improve ourselves. Many times, it requires a lifestyle change: no smoking/drinking, diet change, exercise etc. But it is, IT IS the better way. It is the healthiest way.

While the question of whether or not chemical contraceptives cause or reduce the risk of cancer is constantly being battled, this alternative zeros out the question completely. This natural way, can probably reduce risks to any cancer, providing that it requires a woman to live in the healthiest way according to her personal needs possible.

This is what pro-lifers should be concerned about just as much as saving lives. I know many are focused on this too…. but many others are just angry. Don’t be angry! No one responds to anger well.

I am so guilty of this. Almost 3 years ago I wrote an entry filled with frustration and anger at the ignorance of many toward their understanding of chemical contraceptives. The article was supported with truth but written with malice. It rendered some family members who have been close to me all my life very distant. VERY distant. I made those people feel accused of doing something terrible.

While what they may or may not have been doing is still wrong, according to science and Christianity, they closed their hearts to it because of the manner in which I presented it.

Since then, I have tried to be careful and compassionate, mainly posting articles that support my findings instead of writing my thoughts alone.

You live, you learn.

So here we are again, Contraceptives the hot topic because of the HHS Obama Mandate. I have an opportunity to talk, write and educate people about it. I can offer what I know!

I’m going to try to do just that. If I can, legally… It will take some time ( LIKE MONTHS ), because as I said, I don’t have hours on end to sit and research and write. But I hope to be part of the community that wishes to bring a woman up, to help her understand her body better than to suppress it with fake hormones that can harm her in the long run.
I pray for the perseverance!

The American Holocaust- when is it okay to kill a human being? →

I (only) have two babies and am in the process of moving to a new house- I took the 30 minutes to watch this documentary and was amazed at the change in these individual’s logic by simply being asked the right questions. It’s about the Holocaust. Yes, the Nazi Germany Holocaust… But also about the American Holocaust. It’s about discrimination. It’s about life. If there’s even a fraction of a percent of a chance that a human life might be ended by your action, would you take it? Do you value all human life? Or do you only value your human life?

This documentary has the power to change lives, and save them too.