Warning: Please do not continue to read if this is not a subject you like to talk about. Many women get offended about this. I've had some people who are curious about it and so I'm just reporting the facts. I know I just talked about birth control pills the other day jokingly in my post but this is something that I found out about 7 years ago.
If you want to know.....read on.
Several years ago I was talking to my sister-in-law about the pill in general. She told me that she doesn't believe in it but didn't want to tell me why. I'm a super curious person so I just had to know. She warned me that once she told me, it could change my beliefs about it so I had to be sure I wanted to know. OF COURSE I want to know. Basically, chemicals like the pill, IUD, Depo-Provera cause abortions really early on in the pregnancy. If you are like me and you believe life begans at conceptions then this can really hurt your conscience. My sister-in-law gave me the actual medical report on it. I read it completely and I was extremely shocked to say the least. I then asked my doctor, and I really had to probe her, and she confirmed it was true. I have never touched it since.
Well, I'm scared to just have one baby after another even though I believe the bible that children are an inheritance from the Lord. I'm a chicken pants. If I were a super mommy, believe me, I would have 20 kids. I love them like crazy. Nothing, nothing in this world could replace the treasures God gave me. Not a career....nothing. Having said that, I had 3 boys at the time and I was quite hesitant about trying for a girl. Well now that I no longer believed in the pill, I started to look for other forms of birth control. The older pills that were more powerful allowed you to ovulate up to 10% of the time. They rid of that because it was too harmful to women. The new mini pill that is popular allows you to ovulate 50% of the time but aborts baby early on so you don't carry baby. Yikes! So I began to look for other ways. This is what I found:
Breakthrough Ovulation Estimates for other "Birth Control" Methods:
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. (What??? Wow!)
4) With over 17 million American women using the Pill and other chemical abortifacients, it is estimated that breakthough ovulation and pregnany 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.
You can read more at this Pro Life website for tons of information. So, finding this out and not really knowing what I was going to do, I became pregnant with baby number 4. Oh man, she is so cute. Then baby number 5 and 6. They are so cute and such blessings from God! I can't imagine them not being here. There are no regrets there. But I can tell you that although it kind of frustrated me having this information in my hands, I know it's only right to pass the information along. I hate the idea that Satan has this kind of stronghold in our lives and even good Christians are somehow involved unintentionally. It's not like they post it boldly in waiting rooms of pharmacies. It's not even in small print. Just brushed under the rug. It hurts to know I took the pill for the first few years of my marriage. :(
From Birth Control Advocates
Lawyers from organizations that promote abortion have admitted in print and in legal briefs that these products cause abortions. A Tulane Law School Professor wrote:
...nearly all birth control devices, except the diaphragm and the condom, operate between the time of conception and implantation... (Emphasis added)
Attorney Frank Sussman argued in the U.S. Supreme Court:
...IUDs [and] low dose birth control pills...act as abortifacients