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Birth Control, Contraception Donít Stop Abortion, Help Women
Life News ^ | 8/19/11 | Kristan Hawkins

Posted on 08/20/2011 1:53:21 PM PDT by wagglebee

I can’t count the amount of times I’ve been asked what my stance is on contraception. It’s not breaking news that many oral contraceptives and some invasive barrier methods (IUD) have been proven to cause abortion, including the highly controversial ella and Plan B drugs, and I stand firmly against the use of anything that destroys a life created at conception. But what about contraception that prevents conception from taking place?

I’m not the only one who has gotten this question; people want to know how the pro-life movement as a whole feels about this.

In fact, the medical students we reach out to face this question on a daily basis.

This question is a hard one to answer, which is why many avoid it: What is the pro-life movement’s stance on contraception, including methods that prevent conception?

As a physician, what is the right decision to make when a woman asks for birth control? What if she is living below the poverty line, has 3 or 4 children, hasn’t obtained a high-school diploma, and is co-habiting with a man who needs to support her financially? Presumably, she’s aware of the possibility of pregnancy and could be afraid of how she will feed and clothe another child.

What do you say? What’s the pragmatic response here?

Here’s how I think that conversation should be started:

1) Birth Control, no matter what form, doesn’t prevent abortions. In fact, it provides a false sense of security.

The Guttmacher Institute, Planned Parenthood’s own research arm, released study showing that condoms fail 14% of the time. That’s enough to provide some concern, especially when coupled with the Guttmacher’s own numbers showing that over half of all abortions are on women who were using some method of birth control. This is a cry in the face of pro-abortion propaganda claiming that if women had better access to birth control, abortions would become unnecessary.

Well, clearly not.

Contraception gives women a false sense of security, and condoms and birth control clearly can’t be relied on as a fail-proof method of stopping a pregnancy from occurring.

2) Birth control comes with it’s own complications and risks. It some cases, it’s deadly for both the child and mother.

Aside from condoms, oral and invasive methods of birth control come with their own complications. In addition to blood clots and strokes, chemical contraceptives have been proven to end the life of a preborn human mere hours or days after conception by thinning the uterine lining and making implantation more difficult for the developing person. Invasive methods that are implanted into your upper arm or uterus come with the same set of risks to both the mother and child. The most common form of hormonal contraception, the pill, has been categorized by the World Health Organization as a Group I carcinogen. That’s the highest possible ranking; cigarettes are also Group I.

One only has to read the inserts that come with chemical contraception, listen to commercials for hormonal birth control that spew out a long list of side effects, or glance at Facebook ads calling for women who took Yaz birth control pills to contact a law firm to join the lawsuit (google Yaz and lawsuit!) to grasp the unbelievable amount of life-altering consequences of imbibing hormonal birth control.

3) Condoms and birth control are everywhere. You can obtain them for free, yet the abortion and STD rate hasn’t fallen.

Planned Parenthood and county health departments have been giving out free condoms and birth control for years. Yet, the unplanned pregnancy, abortion, and STD rate in America has failed to fall and, in the case of STDs, has significantly increased. Despite this evidence, the Obama Administration just issued a new ruling forcing all health insurance plans to cover birth control with no deductible.

What’s even more scary is that Planned Parenthood knows this. They actually rely on the failure of the contraception they provide to increase their abortion profits.

4) Finally, and most importantly, birth control – in any form – is a Band-Aid.

It seems like the best way to answer the question regarding the pro-life stance on contraception is to emphasize helping women as a whole instead of handing out a temporary “fix”.

Dolling out free condoms isn’t social justice. Handing over a pack of pills to an uneducated mother living in poverty with a man who doesn’t respect her enough to marry her isn’t restoring proper relationships in her life. At the end of the day, what have you accomplished? You’ve just acknowledged her tragic situation by implying, “I don’t know how to help you”, or, “I don’t have time to help you, but here, use these and hope for the best.”

Protecting women from the scarring trauma of abortion and repairing broken relationships in her life seem to be the best way the pro-life movement can restore true social justice – Christian justice – to this woman’s life.

These are my thoughts on how we can make a real impact, but the pro-life movement needs to come together and agree on one answer to this question. Unity will only help us protect more women and the pre-born from the injustice of abortion.


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It seems like the best way to answer the question regarding the pro-life stance on contraception is to emphasize helping women as a whole instead of handing out a temporary “fix”.

She is absolutely right.

1 posted on 08/20/2011 1:53:23 PM PDT by wagglebee
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2 posted on 08/20/2011 1:54:12 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 08/20/2011 1:55:37 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Yea, you don’t know how many times I have been with someone and the crack off that these pro-life groups are a bunch of cavemen for not believing in condom use.

When I explain it to them, they are totally taken aback about it.

The left uses emotional charged triggers to distort others positions, don’t fall for it. When challenged demand that you be heard and explain it slowly so they understand your position.

You might just find you get some converts. I did.


4 posted on 08/20/2011 2:02:40 PM PDT by dila813
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To: wagglebee

Birth Control has been pushed by business for the same reason that it was first pushed by the socialists states: to get women out of the homes and make them into workers. They can then dilute the wages they give to men. Abortions are ok because they keep women from having to lose worktime.


5 posted on 08/20/2011 2:03:26 PM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: wagglebee

Birth Control has been pushed by business for the same reason that it was first pushed by the socialists states: to get women out of the homes and make them into workers. They can then dilute the wages they give to men. Abortions are ok because they keep women from having to lose worktime.


6 posted on 08/20/2011 2:04:00 PM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: wagglebee
"Carried to its logical conclusion, the [Lambeth] committee's report, if carried into effect, would sound the death knell of marriage as a holy institution by establishing degrading practices which would encourage indiscriminate immorality. The suggestion that the use of legalized contraception would be 'careful and restrained' is preposterous. It is the misfortune of the churches that they are too often misued by visionaries for the promotion of 'reforms' in fields foreign to religion. The departures from Christian teachings are astounding in many cases, leaving the beholder aghast at the unwillingness of some churches to teach 'Christ and Him crucified'. If the churches are to become organizations for political and scientific propaganda, they should be honest and reject the Bible, scoff at Christ as an obsolete and unscientific teacher, and strike boldly as champions of politics and science as modern substitutes for the old-time religion."

"Forgetting Religion" Washington Post, March 22 1931

7 posted on 08/20/2011 2:07:57 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: wagglebee
Birth control comes with it’s own complications and risks.

Which have been ignored.

The female body goes through substantive changes during pregnancy and 'aborting' the process leaves the body with trying to 'undo' the mess on a speeded up schedule.

The hormones, chemicals, energy in the body that would normally be used up during the process of producing a live baby are left to run wild in the system.

The breasts respond to the process of birth by preparing milk to nurture the baby. Aborting the baby may lead to the breasts producing unfully developed milk that just sits in the breast and leads to what we call 'cancer' (when more cells die than are created).

Medicine (modern medicine, anyway) does not give therapies or medicines that would reverse the process that occurs during pregnancy and return the female's body processes back to 'normal'. Ergo...

8 posted on 08/20/2011 2:09:32 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: wagglebee

Humanae Vitae - Encyclical Letter of His Holiness Paul VI on the regulation of birth, 25 July 1968.

People continue to ignore this piece of literature which does better from 1968 to describe the logic in the posted article, as well as many other present social phenomena.


9 posted on 08/20/2011 2:11:18 PM PDT by stanne
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To: wagglebee

(perhaps not appropriate here, but it’s already conceived and FR does not allow the abortion of a comment, so...)

ThankU-486


Thanks are in order Mom,
or so it would seem.
For ending my life,
my hope, my young dream...

That night I arrived to my comfy new cave,
there were rockets, I sensed, and at least one crashing wave.

What magic did flare as you and he became three.
To be the joy of your lives surely Destiny chose me.

Till morning’s first light brought with it the fright,
which made one thing first now to be clear.
That though I loved you, dear mom, with all my tiny little might,
you didn’t seem to even know I was here.

Hours became days, my fate just a haze,
the good news had not reached you still yet.
Then came the pee test and my heart-broken gaze,
at your face now clearly filled with regret.

Please, please, oh mother, say I’m reading you wrong,
I promise, I swear, I’ll always be good.
Please, please, oh mother, sing me a comforting song,
and stop your frantic dialing to Planned (de)Parenthood.

Perhaps it is daddy who’ll love me dear,
and find me so unbearably cute.
But I’d then have society to fear,
it deeming his will and mine to be moot.

What kind of place are you running out there,
where daddys and daughters and sons,
Must sit on their hands or pull out their hair,
awaiting moms’ rulings on the next chosen ones?

So, thanks to you mom and thanks again still.
For your love as fleeting as Twitter,
for permanently cancelling my sitter,
or, at least, for choosing to kill via pill!

You can have your cruel world and its heartless love making,
where His blessings are now viewed as a bother.
But if you find a spare moment ‘tween all the pills that we’re taking,
please write to me care of the Father.


10 posted on 08/20/2011 2:15:11 PM PDT by BuddhaBrown (Path to enlightenment: Four right turns, then go straight until you see the Light!)
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To: A.A. Cunningham
It's amazing how far the Washington Post has fallen.
11 posted on 08/20/2011 2:17:05 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

It’s amazing how far the rest of the world has fallen as well.


12 posted on 08/20/2011 2:20:45 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: RobbyS
Birth Control has been pushed by business for the same reason that it was first pushed by the socialists states: to get women out of the homes and make them into workers. They can then dilute the wages they give to men. Abortions are ok because they keep women from having to lose worktime.

Your comment goes straight to the heart of the matter and deserves repeating. If one does not start from correct basic knowledge, everything that follows is built on quicksand.

13 posted on 08/20/2011 2:43:25 PM PDT by SandwicheGuy (*The butter acts as a lubricant and speeds up the CPU*)
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To: wagglebee

Let me get this straight- you believe that women should not take the birth control pill?
I took it most of my life, and it has not hurt me at all.
You think that you are going to help wome as a whole, to avoid taking contraceptives?
How are you going to do that?
Unrealistic.
This article is a bunch of bull.


14 posted on 08/20/2011 2:54:11 PM PDT by kaila
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To: UCANSEE2

Great post. You put into words what I always suspected the health risks were with women who aborted their children.

When I was first married, the stupid doctor gave me a prescription for the morning after pill and when I read the side effects, I tore up the little piece of paper. I still have a bit of a hate-on towards that insensitive creep who didn’t go over all the things that could go wrong with that damned pill!

Women have been suckered by self-centered, sex-crazed men, lesbians, communists, like Betty Freidan, and just plain stupid jackasses into the whole pill/abortion argument.


15 posted on 08/20/2011 2:56:40 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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“It seems like the best way to answer the question . . . is to emphasize helping women as a whole.

I find this an interesting thought.

Why would women need help, and from whom, and to what purpose. I never hear that men as a whole need help - we supposedly need to be tamed and neutered and put on a leash, domesticated, emasculated - but not helped! Are women, in some way, more in need of help for some reason, such that they cannot help themselves? I’m not offering a position or picking a fight here, just struck by the strangeness of this statement, and what I assume to be its underlying assumptions.

Then, RobbyS, you offer an interesting thought I had not entertained before:

“Birth Control has been pushed by business for the same reason that it was first pushed by the socialists states: to get women out of the homes and make them into workers. They can then dilute the wages they give to men. Abortions are ok because they keep women from having to lose worktime.”

I have often laid the decline in our society at the feet of the Marxist-inspired and fomented Women’s Liberation Movement, with the tragic impact it has had (by design) on the family and the development of succeeding generations of youth. Your post makes me wonder whether it was the lure of materialism and identity that was played on so effectively by the Marxists to undermine our nation, which has been my assumption, or whether indeed some part of it was the actual direct instillation of a Marxist utopia, without the need for those other manipulations at all. Could be both.

Thoughts welcome.


16 posted on 08/20/2011 3:00:48 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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Let me get this straight- you believe that women should not take the birth control pill?
I took it most of my life, and it has not hurt me at all.

You favor killing innocent babies, I would say your perception is more damaged than you can possibly be aware:

Baby Joseph’s lawyer dropped from case: prayer vigils planned

03/04/2011 5:58:48 AM PST · 82 of 111
kaila to BykrBayb
This baby is not American.
This is not euthanasia it is letting a dead baby off the ventilator, and avoiding unneccasry surgery.

17 posted on 08/20/2011 3:06:39 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: kaila

Actually, the article is not a lot of bull and no one is going to stop you from using contraceptives unless the crazed Islamists take over. Then we might as well all commit mass suicide.

But there are health risks associated with the pill as you must surely know and it’s silly not to pretend otherwise. I eat steaks and indulge in adult beverages - I try to figure that into my own longevity.

As far as I know, the only contraceptive that is effective, without health risks, is the condom - if used by responsible, married couples. Otherwise, all bets are off.

Do you not agree that it is time for men to take some of the responsibility for birth control? Condoms are the answer to that one but many selfish men refuse to acknowlege that.


18 posted on 08/20/2011 3:06:41 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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To: dagogo redux

You have to look at it this way-
Women in our society used to be barefoot and pregnant, and the man brought home the income.
It made for a good Ozzie and Harriet enviroment, but if you peeled back the facade, a lot of these homes had abuse in them. The stories I could tell about my Catholic relatives!Their families were a mess. They had large families, because they did not believe in birth control. I decided not to listen to the Pope regarding that issue based on what I have seen.
You have a man with power, because he is generating income. Women often were physically and emotionally abused.
Birth control gave power back to the women.
This is not a misogynistic society anymore.


19 posted on 08/20/2011 3:12:50 PM PDT by kaila
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Birth control is actually a marxist idea. It gives people the idea that sex is recreational. Break down the morals of America and you can destroy it from within.

America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within. - Joseph Stalin

20 posted on 08/20/2011 3:14:30 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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