‘If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman’s husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life, Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot…’*
The following birth control methods have been proposed to sometimes prevent implantation of a blastocyst:
- Hormonal contraceptives (the Pill, Norplant, Depo-Provera, Plan B)
- Some herbal contraceptives may work primarily by preventing implantation.**
- Intrauterine device (IUD)
Incredibly, there are websites that tells a woman how to have an ‘herbal abortion’. That was news to me! As I read a specific website on herbal abortion, I came to the realization that there are many witches and demons among us (they used to be called midwives, c.1800’s)…after all, who else would make such a ‘potion’? I’ll post further on that subject later.
A blastocyst is a child only 4-5 days old in gestation. If the child cannot attach to the womb by the fifth day, it dies.
The Pill particularly is supposed to not allow fertilization to happen. That is not always true. The progestin component of the Pill (and Norplant, Depo-Provera, Plan B) causes the inner lining of the uterus to become thin and shriveled, unable to support implantation of the child; thus the child dies. Also, progestin lowers the effectiveness with how the fallopian tubes force eggs from the ovaries toward the uterus. This can cause the child not to reach the uterus in time to implant successfully, and again…the child dies.
The IUD is a whole different story – one that I can share because it happened to ME.
The only thing I knew about hormone based contraceptives is that I couldn’t take them because the hormones did not agree with me. Apparently, I have plenty of my own. That being said, I asked the doctor what would be my best way to control fertility without hormones and he said the IUD. Somehow in my own mind I believed what he said and went with it. After all, I was 37 years old and just had my ‘last’ child. Shame on me…I did not do a bit of research on the IUD because I TRUSTED MY DOCTOR.
About nine years later, after I met and married a wonderful Christian man, I had a strange thing happen while waiting for my cycle to start…it didn’t. And just like that I had pregnancy symptoms. Then about 4 days later, the symptoms stopped. I knew deep, deep down that I was pregnant and then I wasn’t. What happened? A week or so after that, I was listening to a Christian radio show called Frances and Friends. Her guest was someone that was speaking on population control overseas and he made a statement regarding the forced use of IUD’s on women in third-world countries. He went on to say that an IUD causes abortion if the woman becomes pregnant. I WAS DEVESTATED. I knew I was pregnant and now the baby is dead because of my CHOICE to use an IUD…I was lied to by a doctor. Of course, within a few days I had it removed.
The IUD absolutely DOES NOT PREVENT PREGNANCY, it has never prevented pregnancy. The IUD only keeps the baby from attaching to the womb…it kills it. Abortifacients are not labeled as such, either. Don’t bother reading the label or believe everything your doctor says…until you do your own research and make an educated decision based on facts regarding contraception and Life.
There have been over 50 million lives lost due to abortion. The amount of abortions due to abortifacients are uncountable.
*Exodus 21:22-24, KJV
**FYI: If you are pregnant or want to become pregnant, stay away from these herbs: brewer’s yeast, vitamin C, wild carrot, blue cohosh, black cohosh, slippery elm, pennyroyal, nutmeg, mugwort, papaya, vervain, common rue, ergot, saffron and tansy. Animal studies have shown the pomegranate may be an effective abortifacient.