Birth Control

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The Birth Control Movement

The birth control movement as we know it today was championed by Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, and the creator of the birth control pill. Ms. Sanger believed in eugenics and promoted outright sexual promiscuity.

The following are quotes by Margaret Sanger:

The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.

Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race.

We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.

A woman’s duty: To look the whole world in the face with a go-to-hell look in the eyes… to speak and act in defiance of convention.

Women of the working class, especially wage workers, should not have more than two children at most. The average working man can support no more and the average working woman can take care of no more in decent fashion.

~Taken from http://www.lifenews.com/2013/03/11/10-eye-opening-quotes-from-planned-parenthood-founder-margaret-sanger/

www.thebirthcontrolmovie.com is an amazing resource that describes the origins of birth control.

Birth control pills are considered a Group 1 carcinogen by the World Health Organization, and is in the same category as cigarettes.

 

Birth Control as an Abortifacient

The combination pill contains both artificial estrogen and progesterone, while the mini pill contains only progesterone. Artificial estrogen suppresses ovulation most of the time, while progesterone doesn’t suppress ovulation at all! The progesterone causes the lining of the uterus to become thin and shriveled so when a newly conceived baby tries to implant, it cannot. It eventually starves to death and dies.

IUDs prevent newly conceived babies from implanting as well, and as a result they die. IUDs primary function is to prevent implantation, and they still allow conception!

The words “contraception, sterilization, and abortion” are always used together. They are a threesome in feminist and humanist literature. They use these three weapons for the same purpose-to eliminate children! As Christians, we have tried to separate contraception and sterilization from the issue of abortion. But they all have the same purpose. In fact, abortion is a back-up plan to eliminate life if contraception and sterilization are not successful.

~ Be Fruitful and Multiply p. 153 by Nancy Campbell

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Other Thoughts Concerning Birth Control

“Fifty-nine modern nations are plagued by the high-tech benefits of birth-control pills. Each of them have waged a cultural war against babies. Each of them suffer below-replacement birthrates. Each of them face potential extinction. But concerns such as national suffering, dangerous international geopolitics and the disappearance of entire nations are matters that would require mature thinking – something that was successfully bred-out of the American people when they accepted the pill as, in the words of Hugh Hefner, the greatest invention of the 20th century.”

~Geoff Botkin

Check out this great article by Generation Cedar, Crying Out for More Children?

God’s design is perfect. He is the creator of the universe. He creates each human being. When we use artificial birth control means, we are attempting to limit the power of the Creator. Should we desire to control the Creator’s hand?

~paraphrased from Lisa who blogs at http://www.a2ndgenerationofhomeschooling.com/

Conception is a visitation from God! Take a look at Genesis 21:1 and 1 Samuel 2:20-21.

God gives life, while Satan takes it. Which will we choose? The Lord loves to bless us by multiplying our numbers. Take a look at Genesis 32:12, Deuteronomy 6:3, 7:13, 13:7, 28:11a, 28:63a, 30:5, 30:9, 30:15-16, Psalm 115:12-15

 

Resources for Reversals

http://reversalministry.com/

http://www.thelordsheritage.com/

http://blessedarrows.org/doctors.htm

Take a look at A Reversal Story from Bambi at In The Nursery of the Nation.

40 Thoughts on “Birth Control

  1. Very well written, thank you for this information.

  2. Awesome!… that you wrote this. 🙂 It never ceases to amaze me how many women I know who are concerned about organic everything, etc. but don’t think twice about popping the pill. I wish more women would consider the harmful affects of it and in turn might research more about how exactly it works. NFP was the scariest thing my husband and I ever chose to do together- but also the best.

  3. I thought this was very well written. Thank you for sharing this. So many women simply have no idea that their birth control is causing spontaneous abortion!

    I have been married 23 years and have 5 beautiful children. I had heard of spontaneous abortion before we married and purposed in my heart to never use the pill (or any other form of birth control). After the birth of our last son I did have my tubes tied. Each of my 5 pregnancies were increasingly difficult. Preterm labor, bones grinding due causing an inability to walk from 2weeks after conception. I ended my last pregnancy with a disabled placard for my car, an emergency c section, and a belief that I would be permanently disabled due to the way my body responds to pregnancy.

    I love my boys (and the two unnamed angels I miscarried in between). My husband and I prayed hard about the issue and had a peace that the Lord was with us in our decision to permanently prohibit my ability to conceive. I have since needed a partial hysterectomy due to other issues as well.

    I feel led to share this because your article is so dead on with the facts, yet we can always trust the Living God to guide us personally.

    My body could not handle further pregnancies and yet I would have gladly welcomed them, even tried to encourage them. I believe the Lord allowed me to have my tubes tied and accepted it as a way of me sacrificing my ability to have more children to Him. I have been at peace since. In hindsight and through prayer i discovered I was finding my worth in having babies rather than in Him. Does that make sense?

    Thank you for boldly sharing!

    • Nicole on August 29, 2013 at 3:06 pm said:

      Thank you so much for sharing! I love to hear other’s stories. Biblically, I’ve seem many stories of God Himself opening and closing the womb, so generally I do not advocate for tubal litigation or vasectomy. I do know that each person’s life is different, and God might ask different things of people. 🙂

      • Thank you for sharing your understanding and passion in the area of birth control. So often topics like this do have grey areas. I’m appreciative that you are open to hearing the grey areas, as Bekki has shared with us.

    • Bekki, I am in a similar situation… my husband and I did not meet and marry until we were about 30, and we were “full quiver” from the beginning. His plan did not include living children (we had six miscarriages over the years) until we were 40 and 41 (February 2012 and January of 2013), and thanks be to God, we have two wonderful baby boys who are such a blessing.

      Both of our surviving sons were both born 2 to 2.5 months premature because I developed severe pre-eclampsia, and my husband and I have been told that we should not conceive again because it WILL happen again, and it could kill me this time (it almost killed me these two times). I was pressured even on the c-section operating table to agree to have my tubes tied, and we gave a resounding “NO.”

      The problem is, now we find ourselves fearful of having marital relations for fear of a pregnancy that may kill both myself and the baby. We won’t use birth control pills or anything else that would act as an abortifacient, so abstinence for half of every month seems to be our only option.

      Of course, we know that if I were to die because of an even more dangerous pregnancy, God would take care of my husband and children, but I still can’t take that leap of faith to throw caution to the wind (especially since our younger baby’s adjusted age is only six months old and I was unable to nurse past five months — nursing as birth control doesn’t work for us anyway, as we found out with our second precious living “surprise” blessing). Maybe once we turn 43 and our fertility will be on the decline, we’ll be able to relax and live like a loving husband and wife again!

      • Danielle B on November 8, 2013 at 3:03 pm said:

        FAM is an option. And you can use condoms for your fertile time. (Or pulling out) I do NOT believe in withholding sex because of a possible pregnancy. Men need sex, although you can do other thgs, but you needconnection that only sex can bring.

  4. Susanne on August 13, 2013 at 6:53 am said:

    Thank you for this article.

    Can I recommend an article on a Catholic blog “Conversion Diary” entitled “Contraception and a woman’s self image” – it is from a Catholic Pespective but it does emphasis the value of embracing our role as mothers and openness to God’s will and the intended role of sex in marriage.

    I think the moral perilla of contraception in terms or promiscuity etc are clear. Also the immorality of hormonal birth control (whatever your views on the health risks) should I’m sure rule it out for all Christian women.

    Barrier contraception for married couples is a harder debate as if you choose not to use it you have to decide whether to just be open to whatever happens or abstain / use NFP.To try and retain some ‘control’ ! Total openness is (to be honest I feel) probably what brings us closest to God, but what about health etc issues ? Then again many couples fine even periodic abstinence a challenge (especially if as Catholics other forms of intimacy are not permitted).

    The fact is that birth control has – wrongly – lead us to having a recreational attitude to sex which God never intended but which is hard to fight against.

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  6. I am anti-birth control and desire to have more children but my husband does not… He has not had a vasectomy yet but is looking into it… our youngest turns 3 this year (we have three ranging in age from 9 to 2) and I ache for more…. I pray that God will change my husband’s heart or mine… can you recommend any articles/books that I could give to my husband to read that might change his mind?

    • Honestly what helped the most with my husband was prayer. He changed his mind over the course of two to three years without me saying a word! He is not a big book reader. 🙂 Blessings to you!

  7. I’m not a young bride or a young mother. I have three boys and a little girl waiting for us in Heaven. I’m also not Catholic but non denominational Christian.

    I’m sorry if this question is TMI, but I’ve always wondered if condoms and the pull out method are considered in any way in the same category as abortion? I know there’s no life being taken and sex in those regards are merely for ‘recreation’ but within the bounds of marriage, but I’ve often wondered if we’re even suppose to pull out or use contraception.

    The reason we do is because we arent sure we want anymore, For financial and personal reasons (we want to be able to retire before we’re too old), but are both unwilling to do a vasectomy or tubal for reasons you mentioned and the side effects of them. Is it doubting God will supply our needs by doing this or is it alright?

    • Hi Aubrey! Honestly I definitely do not have all of the answers. I sure wish I did. 🙂 For myself, examining motives have a lot to do with the choices I make. If my motives are selfish in any way, then I believe they are wrong. If I have others best interest at heart, than they usually are not. I wish I could help you more. Blessings to you!

  8. Thank you so much for this post! I have never seen your page before, but my friend shared your post on room sharing siblings. (mine share and hate each other). I get lots of comments on my views against birth control. I am not catholic (southern baptist), but I am devoutly pro-life! My husband and I feel that God will not give us more than we can handle. We have been “practicing” NFP for 6.5 years, we have 3 planned children and 4 waiting in Heaven. I wish we could have more, but we can’t due to the danger. We have lost 4 and nearly lost our 3rd living child AND me! I will not use birth control though. (hubby will eventually be getting snipped once I can better come to terms with not having anymore). We will continue using NFP and lots of prayer that the Lord will protect us. We are stationed in one of the most unchurched (and tree-hugging) areas of the country where planned parenthood billboards are everywhere! It’s so sad to see what the world is coming to! Children are a blessing! Even if they are little stinkers most days! 😉

  9. Amy Stribling on October 9, 2013 at 10:23 am said:

    Reading these posts have been such a blessing to me the past week. I am not catholic but I am a Christian. I’ve strayed over the past few years with prayer and trusting the Lord with everything. When I was 19 I got pregnant out of marriage and had a beautiful healthy baby girl. I realized that God blessed me beyond measures even when I did not deserve it. I went on to live my life as a typical teenager partying and being a mom half of the time. God has really changed my heart over the course of four years. My little girl is my everything. I recently married in March of this year to an amazing man… In January once again found myself four weeks pregnant after coming off the birth control pill to only miscarry.. I went back on birth control and recently came off in august to try to conceive. We got pregnant immediately, and I am in the process of miscarrying again… My doctor says that it has nothing to do with birth control, but I believe it has everything to do with it. Seems coincidence to miscarry twice after the pill. God has heeled my heart and transformed me through these experiences. You guys have given me a new outlook on what birth control means for me, God, and our angels.

  10. I have a question along the lines of this. It’s been plaguing me for a while. I am not married, and in no way sexually active, However, I have to take the combination pill as the only treatment for a condition that causes ovarian cysts over and over – they grow, then rupture, landing me in the ER with a desperate need of morphine. Is it sinful for me to take them to provide relief? The cysts take too much of my life, and birth control is all that works. What is your opinion on this?

    (Of course, once I’m married I can stop – the other thing that provides relief for my condition is apparently pregnancy!)

    • Danielle B on November 27, 2013 at 3:19 pm said:

      Of course it isn’t and anyone who would say otherwise is wrong.

      Taking the BCP would be deadly for me, as a I’m factor IV Leiden. (A clotting disorder). Otherwise I would have no issue taking it.

    • Amy on May 7, 2014 at 8:44 am said:

      M, I’m not choosing to tell you want to do, only what I know, let me preface that 🙂 I also have been pre-diagnosed with PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome) it sounds very very much like what you have. In reality, through years of research, I’ve learned that the condition is actually a hormonal imbalance and taking a hormone replacement, like birth control, makes it worse. By changing the diet and taking an herbal regiment the hormones can naturally be reset and often reverse or “cure” PCOS. I was on birth control from age 16, when this was discovered, until age 19, not sexually active at all, and thought that was the only way. Blessedly I was connected with some strong Christian women who could point me toward God-given natural healing. If you are interested, I would strongly suggest looking into it!

    • My Dr. put me on glucophage for PCOS. Not FDA approved, but works; and yes that is what diabetes sufferers take.

  11. Nichole on December 20, 2013 at 8:50 pm said:

    Hi! I have been reading through your website and found it so comforting to hear everyones stories. I am 28 yrs old. I have had 6 miscarriages 2 before 12 wks and the other 4 were before 6 wks (the last ones were twins). I never got any answers from my doctors. They said it could have been a bicornietes uterus then they said it was a growth in my uterus. Nobody ever suggested to me that it could have been the birth control I was on since I was 16 because of ovarian cysts. It wasn’t until I lost the twins 3 and 1/2 yrs ago that I decided that my husband and I would just “be careful” and I stopped using birth control. I am currently 9 weeks pregnant and I am having totally different symptoms with this pregnancy then with the others. I feel like I might have this baby, and I am embracing this pregnancy. Everything looks great with the baby and I am beginning to get happier. My friend just last night said she thought I lost the other babies because of the birth control and after reading this I completely agree!!!

    Thank you all for sharing your stories!! This is my first time telling my story to anyone other then my family!!! You all have helped in so many ways.

  12. Brooke on January 8, 2014 at 10:28 am said:

    Do you think it is a sin to take birth control when you’re not married or sexually active?

    • Nicole on January 8, 2014 at 10:33 am said:

      No, not if it is taken for another medical issue and there is no chance of pregnancy. That being said, birth control pills are labeled as a type 1 carcinogen, like cigarettes, and they are known to cause cancer. Our bodies are God’s temple so personally I would choose not to use them regardless of the circumstance.

  13. Nathalie on February 6, 2014 at 10:20 am said:

    Hi, I’m glad you wrote this article. 2 months after my 18th birthday I married my best friend 🙂 (about 2.5 years ago)

    Right before we got married I listened to the world, and started using the pill, because we were ‘to young’ to start a family and we ‘had to’ make sure we were financially stable, both finished college and in our late twenties. We also should not have more than two children because that would be ‘irresponsable’.

    I used the pill for about 1 year and had horrible side effects. Looking back God was working in my heart, but I wanted to hold on to what I thought what was best for me. So I stopped using the pill and put in a IUD. I am pro-life and sadly enough did not do my research well enough.

    A few months after inserting the IUD, I started getting allot of strange side effects an then I found out I could’ve aborted innocent children because of my selfish thoughts. Immediatly I took the IUD out, and asked God what my husband and I should do.

    He convinced me, and a little later my husband too, that we should let the amount and timing of our children in His hands.

    I am so happy to say that at 20 I am a SAHW and soon to be SAHM!! God is good! And He is providing everything we need!

    This is just my story and I wanted to share it 🙂 this Bible verse realy helped me let go of the thoughts the world gave me, and hold on to the thoughts God has for me: Matthew 6:25-26

  14. This is terribly written. “IUDs prevent newly conceived babies from implanting as well, and as a result they die” No, it prevents sperm from implanting. Sperm is not a baby. If so, I think you would mourn all that lost sperm every time a man ejaculates. ” The progesterone causes the lining of the uterus to become thin and shriveled so when a newly conceived baby tries to implant, it cannot. It eventually starves to death and dies.” Again, same thing. Men do not shoot out thousands of mini-babies waiting to latch on to a uterus for food. It’s not how it works. “Each of them have waged a cultural war against babies. Each of them suffer below-replacement birthrates. Each of them face potential extinction. ” This isn’t true at all. In fact, a below-replacement birthrate , given the overpopulation of the world, would be beneficial. Lastly, including pro-contraceptive quotes by someone who also believes in eugenics does not prove anything. Just how I wouldn’t find someone who practices birth control and murder and use that as evidence. It doesn’t give any evidence.

  15. Yes, but IUD’s prevent sperm from implanting. “One type releases the hormone progestin, which causes the cervical mucus to become thicker so the sperm cannot reach the egg.” and “The copper stops the sperm from making it through the vagina and uterus to reach the egg, thus preventing fertilization.” Disregarding that, why haven’t you commented on the other points?

    • Nicole on March 10, 2014 at 11:08 am said:

      While IUDs can cause the cervical mucus to become thicker, the sperm does still make it though at times. Not all IUDs are copper. From WebMD, “It also keeps the lining of the uterus (endometrium) from growing very thick. This makes the lining a poor place for a fertilized egg to implant and grow.”

      Eugenics and birth control are tied together 100%.

      Our world isn’t overpopulated. For example, the entire world’s population could fit into the state of Texas, with each person having 1035 square feet. (The math: 7,452,732,672,000 (square feet in Texas) divided by 7,200,000,000 (world’s population) = 1035 square feet each. In the end, I trust the Lord for all resources, and I know that if a child is conceived it is His will, not mine. (Revelation 4:11) We should trust in the Lord, and not the “knowledge” of man.

  16. I enjoy reading that some people still believe that the world is not overpopulated. After having more than 1 or 2 kids I feel as if people are astonished to learn how many children we have.

    Am I a young mother in my early 20’s and we have been blessed with 4 children (ages: 3, 2, 2, 1) and baby number 5 is to be born any day! I do not support ‘The Pill’ and I love being a pregnant woman and mother to our babies and wife to my husband. I am drawn to nature and appreciate organic items.

    Although I am unsure as to how many babies we will be blessed with, I was wondering if you had any thoughts on the idea of using neem oils, creams or pills in postponing pregnancies?

  17. I struggle with this perspective mostly because there is a good chance I cannot have children. While children are a blessing, I feel this article is a bit insensitive to this perspective. I walked away from this article feeling that if I never bear a child that I am somehow undeserving of His blessing. Maybe share a bit from this perspective? How we can still feel blessed and loved by the Father even if he allowed our fallen bodies to develop a disease that makes us unable to have children. This struggle is real and devastating.

    • Nicole on March 20, 2014 at 3:21 pm said:

      Hi KJ, I in no way intended to make anyone feel somehow undeserving of God’s blessing if unable to bear children, but to rather encourage women who are considering using various methods of birth control to think of the topic Biblically. While the Bible unequivocally says that children are a blessing, it nowhere says that if you cannot conceive you are not blessed. God has a different plan for each all. Blessings to you!

  18. rosa geney on March 20, 2014 at 5:58 pm said:

    Thank you for your great articles! Each one of them, especially this one have encouraged me! There are so few Christians who are pro-life these days! Keep up the great work. -Blessings in Christ,
    Rosa

  19. Thanks very much for this article…can I ask a question….is it justified to use birth controls for those 45 years old and over….for fear of having a baby with congenital anomalies….(as they say that Down syndrome and anomalies are greater in women above 45 years old)

  20. Amy on May 7, 2014 at 8:28 am said:

    Wow, I loved this article. At 28 I’m still waiting to meet the man I can be a helpmeet to and pray that he will believe and understand this where my own family does not. Thank you for a well written and cited article on this topic. Bless you! (Oh, and if you know any single men… 😉 just teasing!)

  21. I have just come across your blog today and I am enjoying reading your views and lifestyle. I have 6 children and blog at Six Little Hearts. (Ages 1 through to 14.)
    I do not use birth control (much to the horror of Doctors and people in general!) We use the Billings Method and I trained as a teacher of the method. I am neither Catholic or a Christian but I do believe in using natural methods to conceive or avoid pregnancy. We have conceived all of our children first go using the method and avoided pregnancies every other time. I personally would have many more children but my Husband has had enough!
    Good on you for having the courage to voice your views on your blog. It is a lovely blog and I shall be following you here.
    How many children do you have? I cannot seem to find it anywhere. 😀

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