It’s amazing how many young women take a mysterious pill almost every, single morning…and don’t know what it is doing to their body.
The Birth Control Pill, aside from being contraceptive, fundamentally changes how a woman’s body was made to function. It basically tricks her body into thinking it is constantly pregnant. When it “works” it prevents a woman’s body from going through her completely natural and healthy hormonal cycle. Isn’t that funny?
I thought medicine was supposed to fix things that were broken. Heal things that are sick. But the Birth Control Pill is one of the only pills that does exactly the opposite. It intentionally breaks something in your body that is working. And while there are some morally acceptable applications of The Pill to fix or help other issues a woman may be having, her fertility is not one of those things! And often those problems, as I understand, can be fixed more effectively by alternative methods that are much healthier.
So ask yourself this: If you aren’t sick, why are you taking a pill every morning? Do you really think this is God’s plan for your life? Or did He perhaps design you with something else in mind?
Another little known fact about the Birth Control Pill is that it can act as an abortifacient. And not only can it, but it is designed to do so.
If you read the fine print about the Birth Control Pill, they all say that they work these three basic ways.
- By hopefully preventing the woman from ovulating.
- It causes a woman’s cervical mucus to thicken to try and prevent sperm from getting through.
- It thins the lining of the uterus so that (if points 1 and 2 don’t work and a sperm happens to fertilize an egg) the fertilized egg can not implant – ending the life of the new human that the woman just created.
From what I understand it’s very difficult to verify how often #3 occurs (if anyone has any numbers please share!). But given the widespread examples of women getting pregnant while using The Pill (i.e. all 3 steps failing), it seems probable that #3 is happening quite a bit (some estimate it to be millions every year just in the US). Women just don’t realize it’s happening because they wouldn’t be able to tell their normal menstrual cycle from an abortion at this early point.
I wrote a post over at the National Catholic Register about a new documentary on the Pill that talks precisely about this issue and how Pill providers try to hide these facts from women and doctors. Here is the short version of the documentary:
For a comparison, here is Planned Parenthood’s endorsement of The Pill:
You’ll notice that they conveniently leave out step #3. Unconscionable, in my opinion. It’s also sad that they don’t mention the truest and safest way to prevent both pregnancy and STDs: Abstinence. But they don’t make any money off of people controlling themselves.
Additionally, I would encourage every person, man and woman, to learn about Natural Family Planning (NFP). Especially couples! It’s over 99% effective at postponing pregnancy. And the best part is that it respects the dignity and function of a woman’s body the way that God made her. It also has countless other positive points (like being in complete harmony with living a Christian life – as opposed to contraception). Once you are educated about it, it’s a no-brainer.
Do you know what the divorce rate is among couples who practice NFP? 0.2%. Case closed.
Additionally, here are a couple of other good videos explaining more on how The Pill works:
Please share this with everyone you know – especially the women!