“The truth will set you free.” -Jesus (John 8:32)
More and more people are waking up to the reality that women have been sold a bill of goods on contraception.
It takes a step of faith to place one’s trust in God when deciding to get off the Pill or other birth control methods.
But the freedom that comes from trusting Christ, instead of having to maintain the illusion that one is in control of one’s life, makes the transition well worth it.
This and many other lessons we have learned or have been reminded of by a testimony we just heard here on ProLife365.com. Specifically, a member of the abortion industry became convicted on the life issues, especially of the evilness of contraception, and so she quit her job as a clinic manager.
LIVING PROOF: RAMONA TREVINO, FORMER PLANNED PARENTHOOD DIRECTOR
Yesterday, I posted ProLife365.com’s exclusive interview with former Planned Parenthood Clinic Director, Ramona Trevino. I encourage you to read it, if you have not already, to hear her testimony in her own words.
She describes her conversion out of the abortion industry as beginning by learning the truth about contraceptives: Mrs. Trevino learned the truth that contraceptives can be abortifacients.
She also could no longer stand to be paid to hand them out to women who visited the clinic she ran. Mrs. Trevino became convicted she had to quit working there, and so she did.
In the ProLife365.com interview, the Texan woman tells about how she became an employee for Planned Parenthood, how she began to doubt her work there, and why she ultimately left. Mrs. Trevino also describes the growth she has since experienced spiritually, trusting her fertility, her family, and her life to Christ Jesus.
Today, I want to go back to Mrs. Trevino’s testimony to highlight a few experiences she had that I think all contraception users would do well to emulate.
LEARNING THE TRUTH ABOUT CONTRACEPTION
Birth control is not all that it is cracked up to be.
Mrs. Trevino learned this herself. She said her use of contraceptives “wasn’t a big deal” to her. She says she used it to treat a medical condition, and as an added bonus, it was supposed to prevent pregnancy.
She was shocked to learn, by way of Catholic radio that many contraceptives also serve as abortifacients. “This information shook me to my core,” she remembers.
What’s an Abortifacient?
An abortifacient is a drug (ex. the Birth Control Pill) or a device (ex. An IUD) that causes an abortion.
An abortifacient usually triggers an abortion by purposefully disrupting the lining of the uterus. The newly-created human embryo therefore is not given nutrient-dense uterine lining to land on and to continue to grow.
Instead, the newly formed human life is starved to death and then passed out of the mother’s womb with her next menstrual period. This type of death occurs four to ten times as often as surgical abortions. It is the leading cause of death in the world—and very few people are even aware.
Wait, isn’t the birth control pill supposed to prevent pregnancy?
The birth control pill works primarily by flooding the female body with synthetic hormones to simulate pregnancy. If her body thinks she is already pregnant, then she should not release another egg. No egg, no fertilization, no baby.
The birth control pill also purposely thickens the mucus inside the uterus. This second tactic attempts to prevent any sperm from traveling through the uterus and up the fallopian tubes. If no sperm can get up there, then no fertilization should occur.
But, if all that fails, fertilization could still occur. If this does happen, then the birth control pill and other contraceptives maintain a last line of defense to prevent a child from being born. They can cause the disruption of the uterine lining, causing the death of the newly-conceived baby, as described above.
THE ABORTIFACIENT MECHANISM IS ADMITTED IN PRODUCT PACKAGING
Mrs. Trevino checked the birth control package for herself: “I went back to work the next day, grabbed a pack of birth control pills, looked at the FDA insert, and found it there in fine print,” she recounts.
Mrs. Trevino became convicted. “The argument can be made that the possibility of breakthrough ovulation is rare, but knowing that life begins at conception, it wasn’t a risk I was willing to take, ” she told ProLife365.com.
She goes on to explain that this revelation helped her to seek out a healthier lifestyle. She also benefits this discovery with leading to a happier marriage, after leaving Planned Parenthood forever.
YOU TOO CAN PUT AWAY THE CONTRACEPTIVES FOR GOOD
Mrs. Trevino was earning a wage her family was counting on, when she left Planned Parenthood. Look at her now. God has rewarded her big step of faith and she says she is better off for having made that decision.
“It feels as though I’ve been reborn and I’m barely beginning my life,” Mrs. Trevino exclaims.
If you are not sure if you can put away the contraceptives, have some faith! God wants you to depend on Him. He will take good care of you, if you place your trust in Him.
If you won’t do it for yourself, put away the contraceptives for your own children, whose lives are at risk thanks to abortifacients.
But don’t take my word for it. Listen to what Ramona Trevino says, who already took this big step of faith: “I’m not saying it’s easy, but we’re all called to defend what is right and just no matter how difficult.”
Again, you can read Mrs. Trevino’s testimony in the exclusive interview by clicking here.
For those interested in learning more about contraceptives, I encourage you to check out “4 Reasons You Cannot Oppose Abortion AND Use Birth Control.” You may also enjoy, “4 Ironies of using the Pill, 5 Decades Later.”
So, are you willing to take the step of faith of giving up contraceptives, as Ramona Trevino has done?
Is anyone willing to share their own story of giving up contraception use, either in the comments below or by emailing me?
Do you know someone—perhaps your sister, your cousin, or your aerobics classmate—who might benefit from reading this post?
I encourage you to share it wherever you think someone needs encouragement in this area of their life.
Please sound off below!