Shocking news to people who consider themselves pro-life. Many politicians even run on the term ‘pro-life’ without realizing they might be killing their baby, and probably sending her/him down the commode. Are they negligent of reality, or do they want to use the term pro-life to ‘score’ some votes at the ballot box?
Even if married, does anyone (including your pastor), refer to themselves as pro-life but still use birth control, such as the Pill, Ella, Morning-After Pill, RU-486, etc…, to avoid a pregnancy? Without knowing what these chemicals actually do, the proper information is necessary before being called “pro-life”.
Taking a birth control pill every day (or as often as possible), will cause the uterus to shed its lining and become inhospitable (incompatible for implantation) for the nurture of a fertilized embryo. In other words, if the fertilized embryo cannot attach to the uterus for continued growth, and it was purposely done, it’s been aborted. The usual place for an unwanted baby would likely be the toilet.
Usually a fertilized embryo will thrive, grow, and normally become an adult human—with a soul [Soul – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia]. Most Americans know a soul exists, but when?
Most Christian religions believe that a soul is infused in the baby, by the Creator at the time of fertilization. That’s when a baby gets all necessary chromosomes and DNA. This is the most logical time for a soul to be infused, for the baby will not start to grow into a healthy adult until this happens.
That’s why destroying the child after this point, is destroying a human being. Many people try to rationalize its destruction because it may have Down Syndrome, conceived by incest or rape, have some deformity, or may be considered too much trouble to raise.
The pill, or as Planned Parenthood calls it, the abortion pill, does many things. Among possibly stopping ovulation, it thins the inner lining of the uterus, forcing the expulsion of a fertilized embryo, or in their vernacular—a chemical abortion. Numerous methods of chemical abortion are available, with the newest being a chemical called Ella (ulipristal).
Talking Points on Ella – Concerned Women for America discusses the problems involved with this kind of chemical abortion. In Sale of the Abortion Drug Ella Surrounded by More Disinformation …,Anna Franzonello (Americans United for Life) described Ella, which causes abortions but is actually considered as emergency contraception (EC).
Franzonello explains: “In August 2010, the FDA approved the drug Ella. Like RU-486, Ella is a Selective Progesterone Receptor Modulator (SPRM). By blocking progesterone, an SPRM can either prevent a developing human embryo from implanting in the uterus, or it can kill an implanted embryo by starving it to death.”
The “right to life” is in the Declaration, but there is no right to have sex in any document. But with a chemical abortion, it’s easy to do, and you can’t hear any screams of pain from the abortion because it’s likely too small to see.
It’s interesting how an ectopic pregnancy is indeed known as a pregnancy, but the baby is just in an improper place for growth (fallopian tube). So many have the illogical idea that it must be implanted in the uterus to be a pregnancy.
Every time a “pill” is taken does not mean that a fertilized embryo is discarded due to a inhospitable uterus, and therefore aborted. It is possible no embryo was fertilized. But an abortion of a fertilized embryo is highly likely if the uterus has been purposely made inhospitable for the embryo to attach and grow. Most EC methods are done after the pregnancy, and involve the subsequent thinning of uterus lining and abortion of a very young baby.
Bottom line, the pill, and most any form of emergency contraception can result in an abortion.
Being told the facts, will give that person two options: 1) they can go about ‘business as usual’ using contraceptives and killing babies, or 2) realize what abortion actually is, and change habits (i.e.; use Natural Family Planning, NFP with sex; have sex with no abortifacient; or have sex at will because your wife is no longer able to ovulate).
One should remember the words of Blaise Pascal: “Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists.”
Kevin Roeten can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.