Birth Control and The Christian Part II

UPDATE: Dr. Allan Carlson is scheduled to be on the John & Stephaine show June 21 at 4:40pm on 101.5 WORD Fm in Pittsburgh.

Back in November of 2004, I wrote a piece on the myth of birth control, It a myth that millions of Christians have accepted. We did a show on it and had two doctors live on the air that both had different ideas as to when life begins. Is it when the egg is fertilized or when it attaches to the wall?

What the two doctors did agree on is the fact that there is a lot we just don't know. We can't say for certain that the use of birth control does not and never will cause an abortion. That is the one fact in this whole debate we need to put in neon lights.

All of you Christians out there reading this and using birth control need to understand.... It is possible by using birth control pills you are causing (albeit unknowingly) an abortion. Let that sink in a moment.

Millions of Christians could be having abortions every year without even knowing it! Just that fact must cause us to review our decisions and answer the question: Are we doing things because it's God's will or because it's convenient for us?

Back then I was slammed for even suggesting such a thing. Many chalked it up to "Catholic teaching" and dismissed my ideas. But now more Protestants are questioning are contraception
Pro-life principles inconsistent with ‘birth control’?

Fact is Protestants and Catholics were united in opposing contraception until the mid–twentieth century. Since then, the Catholic Church has stood virtually alone on the issue. But some pro-life Protestants are rediscovering that marriage and procreation are intertwined blessings.

Family experts DR. ALLAN CARLSON and PAUL MERO—neither of whom is Catholic—explain why many believers of various denominations are deciding that birth control is incompatible with a biblical world view.

In The Natural Family: A Manifesto, Carlson and Mero describe what our public policy would look like if we were serious about restoring the American family. They show why the family is in crisis and what we can do to preserve the most fundamental and wholesome relationship on earth. None of it is new. But finally people are being to understand what the Catholic church has been teaching and the reasoning behind it. Muslims are not using birth control and simple math should sound an alarm for all Christians.

I intend to try and get Dr. Carlson on the show. In the meantime to read the essay by Dr. Allan Carlson on Protestants and contraception, go here

4 comments:

Scott Roche said...

"What the two doctors did agree on is the fact that there is a lot we just don't know. We can't say for certain that the use of birth control does not and never will cause an abortion. That is the one fact in this whole debate we need to put in neon lights."

We also can't say that the use of seat belts can not and never will kill you. People use them anyway. Maybe it's a flawed analogy, but until I see a study that indicates that birth control (and by that I assume you're talking about the pill) causes spontaneous abortions in a significant number of cases I don't think I'd worry about it too much. In out case we opted to get the Mrs.' tubes tied so that we could stop at three, still have fun as God intended, and not have to worry about another stressful high risk pregnancy. That way we also get to avoid the side effects that the pill brings. Incidentally some women take BC pills to regulate their period due to polycystic ovaries. What do you reccomend they do?

"All of you Christians out there reading this and using birth control need to understand.... It is possible by using birth control pills you are causing (albeit unknowingly) an abortion. Let that sink in a moment."

This is little more than a scare tactic. It's possible that by driving your car you'll hit and kill someone. I'd wager that that's more likely statistically speaking than an abortion caused by a BC pill. I might lose, but it's a bet I'd make.

An inadvertant abortion is not blood that I believe should be put on the hands of any parent.

Powerball said...

"An inadvertant abortion is not blood that I believe should be put on the hands of any parent."

On that point I agree. That's why I feel people need to be warned.

Beyond that I would disagree with you. I'm talking for the most part about the pill but any attempt to prevent life must be included.

Do you really think God intended us to "have fun" without the possiblity of creating life? That "go forth and muliple" throws a wrench in that. I don't recall "go forth and have fun while circumventing my plan for life" in Scripture.

Nobady really want to hear this because when the eyes are open guilt usually follows.

Wonder Woman said...

Hey, hey, hey the egg must be fertilized in order for the pill to be equal to an abortion.

And if you're indeed a Christian, obeying what's commanded of you - you wouldn't need the pill (pre-marital sex)*gasping*.

Right?

Powerball said...

Well, no not exactly. I know many married couples that use the pill or some other means of contraception.