And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. (Genesis 1:28)
What is a contraceptive and how do they work?
Contraception prevents pregnancy by interfering with the normal process of ovulation, fertilization, and implantation. There are different kinds of birth control that act at different points in the process.
Contraception tries to stop this happening by:
- keeping the egg and sperm apart
- stopping egg production
- stopping the combined sperm and egg (fertilized egg) attaching to the lining of the womb
The history of using contraceptives
Around 3000 BCE Ancient societies, including Crete and Egypt, made condoms from animal and fish bladders or intestines and linen sheaths.
Around 1850 BCE Egypt develops one of the first spermicides by combining crocodile dung and fermented dough. The low pH of the dung may have had a spermicidal effect.
1619-1870 Black women draw upon African folk remedies to create medicines that are shared and spread among enslaved populations to resist coerced reproduction by white men.
1855 The the first rubber condom is produced.
1921 Sanger founds the American Birth Control League, the precursor of Planned Parenthood, at the First American Birth Control Conference in New York City.
1950s, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Gregory Pincus and John Rock created the first birth control pills. Because state laws prohibiting contraceptive research made it extremely difficult to set up trials, Rock and Pincus controversially first test the drug on at the Worcester State Psychiatric Hospital in Massachusetts and then on.
1965 The U.S. Agency for International Development’s population and reproductive health program , with the goal of reducing birth rates in developing countries.
1965 The Supreme Court rules that married couples have a Constitutional right to privacy that includes the right to use birth control. However, millions of unmarried women in 26 states are still denied birth control.
1970 Congress passes , creating a federal grant program dedicated solely to providing low-income individuals with comprehensive family planning services, including contraceptives, and related preventive health services.
1972 The Supreme Court in legalizes birth control for unmarried people.
1978 The Supreme Court in holds that states cannot constitutionally place any restrictions on the advertisement, sale, and distribution of contraceptives to individuals of any age.
2006 The FDA approves over-the-counter sales of the emergency contraception Plan B for people aged 18 and over.
Breaking Something Whole
The entire point of contraceptives is to destroy or make your reproductive system dysfunctional. Think about that, it is purposefully breaking something that works as designed. The majority of people in America suffer from a health condition, whether it be autism, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, the list goes on. They all seek perfect health. We all want for our immune systems to be strong, for our bodies to fight of cancer cells, for our bodies to function perfectly. Yet,
- Percent of women aged 15-49 currently
- using the pill: 12.6%
- using long-acting reversible contraception (Intrauterine device or contraceptive implant) 10.3%
- female sterilization: 18.6%
- male sterilization: 5.9%
Source: Key Statistics from the National Survey of Family Growth (data are for 2015-2017)
Millions of individuals are taking their reproduction into their own hands and the reason by and large is because they are not married adults.
The Spirit Behind Contraceptives
Many do not know that the end result of contraceptives is death: infanticide. This is the part that God is against. God is a giver of life. Adam and Eve’s first blessing was being fruitful and multiplying. God saw that it was good. Remember that the prophet Isaiah warned that there would come a time that people would call good evil and evil good. When Jesus was on the cross there were women weeping for him and he said “Do not weep for me, weep for yourselves, and for your children. For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.” Society calling barrenness a blessing is the current state of society. A large family (typically over 2 or 3 children) is looked down upon. Women that postpone having children is seen as female empowerment. Marriages with no children is now normal. How far we have come from the word of God. Having “protected” sex outside of marriage has lead to all kinds of disasters. The foundation of the family has been shaken and society now feels the repercussions.
The Pill and Abortions
The morning after pill and the birth control pill are both abortion-inducing drugs? Yes, but not every time. Clearly the abortion pill is an abortifacient; that is its only intended purpose. As for the morning-after pill and the birth control pill, since one of their methods of operation is preventing implantation of an already created human being, then yes, they are abortion-inducing drugs. If, however, these pills successfully delay or prevent ovulation so that the egg and sperm never meet, then no abortion can occur. Fertilization has not happened, so abortion is not possible. But, if the sperm and egg do meet, then a unique human being is created. Purposely preventing the implantation of that fragile person, thus expelling him from the body, results in an early chemical abortion.
Where do We Go From Here?
I know that some of you that have read up to this point must be thinking I’m not ready to have children at this time or I have as many as I can handle. As a woman your body tells you when you are ovulating. With that information you can plan naturally for a family without taking any drugs. Natural Family Planning is a technique that has been used for thousands of years. Not having sex and having sex that purposefully leads to a death of a fertilized egg are completely different. Take responsibility for your actions. God’s plans for you are much better than what you think, ask or imagine, let’s start to rely on him and his word. Every story in the Bible that someone took fertility into their own hands it wasn’t God’s perfect plan. Know that God wants to best for you. Be encouraged!