At least two OB-Gyns on the PRC (who are not particularly concerned about birth control pills in general) absolutely agree that the mini-pill is more likely to allow breakthrough ovulation; thus, they will NOT prescribe the mini-pill to postpartum mothers (or to anyone else) for “contraceptive” purposes.
- Fri, Apr 16, 2010
- The Growing Debate About the Abortifacient Effect of the Birth Control Pill and the Principle of Double Effect by Walt Larimore, MD
- Postfertilization Effects of Oral Contraceptives and Their Relationship to Informed Consent by Walt Larimore, MD and Joseph Stanford, MD, MSPH
- Birth Control Pill: Abortifacient and Contraceptive (Signed by 26 ProLife Doctors) by William F. Colliton, M.D.
- The Impact of the Pill on Implantation Factors—New Research Findings by John Wilks, B.Pharm. MPS MACPP
- Thu, Mar 18, 2010
Some people say the Old Testament words “children” and “seed” mean the same thing. In light of God’s command to be fruitful, should we use birth control?
Question from a reader:
I believe children are precious to God, and I would never use a form of birth control that could potentially kill a baby. But all of these arguments are confusing. My husband and I are praying God would give us convictions for our own family when it comes to family size. We don’t want to just follow what the world says to do (i.e. use the pill, stop having children for convenience reasons, have a vasectomy when we are “done" having children). What advice would you give me?
- Tue, Mar 16, 2010
Question from a reader:
Could you give me your theological understanding concerning vasectomies? We have 7 children. I realize that my body is not my own. I have been bought with a price. Therefore I want to do what Jesus wants me to do regarding this.
Let me first say, before I speculate, what I know for sure. As I’m sure you know, Scripture teaches that it is God that opens and closes the womb, and that children are a blessing of the Lord (Psalm 127). Reproductive fruitfulness is commanded and commended by God. Scripture knows nothing of the tragic bias often demonstrated today against people with large families.
Family physician stops prescribing all forms of hormonal contraception.
I am a family physician in Canada and a follower of Jesus Christ. I was recently given a copy of Does the Birth Control Pill cause Abortions? I was trained in the 1980s and believed that the pill worked by preventing ovulation. After a month of study and prayer I have decided to stop prescribing all forms of hormonal contraception.
I met with my non-Christian associate today and she was reasonably receptive to my decision. I need to discuss the decision with my staff and then begin implementing this in my ...
The following is a conversation between two Christians who have different viewpoints on the issue of birth control. (I’ve made up the dialogue, but much of it comes out of discussions we’ve had in the Bible college ethics courses I’ve taught.) Think about the points they make. You will likely agree and disagree with both of them at different times. Hopefully this will help you develop and clarify your own position, which may combine elements of both or be very different from either.
- Thu, Feb 04, 2010
The so-called mini-pill is the least reliable in suppressing ovulation. Therefore, its mechanism of action is more likely to be post-ovulatory—that is, abortifacient.