about "the pill"

about "the pill"

I have no reason to be on birth control right now, but I am always keeping my eyes and ears open to different thoughts and methods for whenever I do get married. When I was engaged before, I just assumed that I would go on the pill, like most of the other people I know. I didn’t know much about it and the engagement was called off before I got a chance to visit a gynocologist. However, what I have learned since that time has really opened my eyes to what the pill really does.

I think too many people are like I was, saying “Oh I’ll just go on the pill” without really researching it. Therefore, I think it’s a good idea to call people’s attention to some of the downsides of the pill.

First, an article by Randy Alcorn about the abortifacient aspects of the pill.

A blog post by Becky about why she stopped taking the pill. She lays things out very well and concisely (thanks, Becky!).

Several posts by Nichole (note: there are three different posts there) as she was going through the decision process herself (thanks, Nichole!).

And as a bonus (unrelated to the pill issue), a blog post about life beginning at fertilization versus at implantation in the uterus (which could change whether you believe the pill is abortifacient or not). I especially liked Anne’s comment (the 5th one down).

I’m not trying to point fingers or anything, but I do think it’s important for women who are planning on going on birth control (or already are on birth control) to make sure they research and really know what is all involved in the choice they make. Also, I’d like to say that babies are a miracle and gift from God! So even if we choose for various reasons to wait before having kids, I hope that if a baby does come (planned or unplanned), the parents will welcome him/her as a treasure!

EDIT: Here are a few more links about the pill and side effects.

The Impact of the Pill on Implantation Factors

Contraceptive Pill Side-Effects

Birth Control Curbs Sex Drive

Lawsuit Grows Over Birth Control Patch

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