September/October, 1997 Volume XII Number 8
Does the birth control pill cause abortions?
by Randy Alcorn
Table of Contents
Introduction: What's at stake?
Background: "Contraceptives" that aren't contraceptives
The Mini (progestin-only) Pill
The birth control pill: My own vested interests
The Physicians's Desk Reference
A wealth of scientific evidence
Established fact even in the Seventies
Pro-abortionists know it: Why don't we?
Breakthrough ovulation & backup mechanisms
What do the Pill manufacturers say?
Still more evidence
Three more risks of the Pill to preborn children
The new Morning After Pill: Standard BC pills
Evidence to the contrary?
How often does the Pill cause abortions?
When the first mechanism fails, how often does the second work?
Questions & objections
"If this is true, why haven't I heard it before?"
"If we don't know how often abortions happen, why shoudn't we take the Pill?"
"But spontaneous abortions happen frequently anyway"
"But Pill-takers aren't
to have abortions"
"Life is full of risks -- you can't avoid them all"
"Can't we just take higher dose pills?"
"Without the Pill there would be more unplanned pregnancies and therefore more abortions"
"But how can we exercise birth control without the Pill?"
"I never knew this about the Pill -- should I feel guilty?"
"Let's not get sidetracked from fighting real abortions"
Time to search our hearts and change our ways?
When does each human life begin? The answer of scripture
When does human life begin? The answer of science
Abortion: perspectives of the early Church leaders
God is Creator and Owner of all people (and therefore has sole rights over all)
God has exclusive prerogatives over human life and death
The shedding of innocent blood
How God sees children
Defending the weak and helpless
© 1997 Advocates for Life Ministries