How many are even aware, I wonder. Millions of women take contraception, but many are likely unaware of the birth control mechanism than can cause an abortion.
My goal with this post is to lay out the methods by which birth control works, focusing on the one that can cause an early abortion.
Even if contraception did not cause a chemical abortion, as it can sometimes do, it would remain unnatural and sinful. Today I just want to review the ways in which the birth control pill works, for those unaware.
HOW BIRTH CONTROL MANIPULATES A WOMAN’S NATURAL BODY CHEMISTRY
The most common birth control pills out there are oral contraceptives. They come in different forms, but the most common is a dual blend of synthetic hormones that simulate estrogen and progesterone.
The synthetic estrogen in the Pill attempts to pretty well flat-line the level of estrogen for almost the entire cycle.
This prevents a spike in estrogen that would otherwise naturally occur. As a result, two other hormone levels are kept low (follicle stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone), preventing ovulation.
The other synthetic drug (progestin) in the Pill attempts to keep the progesterone levels artificially high. This has several ramifications.
For one, it stops the production of the luteinizing hormone, which prevents ovulation. Second, it dries out the uterine lining, making implantation difficult to impossible. Third, it can thicken the cervical mucus, limiting the ability of the sperm to travel to the ovum for fertilization.
These artificial hormones are available in different amounts, through various means. The birth control pill contains a cocktail of both artificial hormones. There are also progestin-only contraceptives available by pill or by shots.
Women can also attempt to (temporarily) sterilize themselves by using an implant or an intrauterine device (an IUD). Many other options are available.
ABORTIFACIENT NATURE OF ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES
As I have discussed on this blog in the past, oral contraceptives maintain an ability to cause a chemical abortion.
If the birth control pill works as intended, it will prevent ovulation. If no ovum is released, then obviously no fertilization can occur. If no fertilization, then no baby can be created.
If that fails, as it does anywhere from 2% to 10% of all women’s cycles, the second method of the birth control pill is to thicken the cervical mucus, so as to prevent the sperm from ever reaching the egg. If this is achieved, again, no baby can result.
However, a third function of the birth control pill exists. If the first two methods fail, then fertilization can still occur. If it does, then a new human being is formed. We know the result is human because it has human parents. We know it is alive because it is growing.
When fertilization does occur, then the last line of defense for the birth control pill is to disrupt the lining of the uterus. If the birth control pill succeeds in drying out the endometrium, then the baby has nowhere to implant.
In place of having a lush, nutrient-dense place to attach to, the baby starves and dies.
The baby, still very small, is passed by the mother. Often, she has no idea her son or daughter just died.
I hope this gives everyone pause about using contraception. Is causing death to your own children worth the cheap sex and hedonism birth control conjures?
Were you aware of the mechanisms by which the birth control pill works?
What are your thoughts about the abortifacient capabilities of the birth control pill?
Please sound off with your thoughts below.