Monday, August 21, 2006

The Birth Control Pill -- Does It Really Cause Abortions?

One of the most important alarms that Vital Signs Ministries has sounded over the years is the news that birth-control pills do, in fact, have abortifacient properties. The science is quite clear on the subject. And, of course then, the stakes in our efforts to let the public know the lethal dangers involved with BCPs couldn't be higher.

The first official brochure of the Omaha Christian Action Council (our former name) dealt with this specific threat. It was first printed in the mid-1980's and it remains a valuable resource today. It is brief. It is direct. is right here.

Then in the 1990's, we made an important addition to the available literature on the subject by printing an interview I conducted with Dr. Thomas Hilgers and Larry Frieders. It was entitled, The New Abortionists" and you can also find that over at the Vital Signs Ministries web site on this page.

We have, from our very beginning in 1982, taken opposition to the so-called birth control pill as a very important responsibility. After all, our mission includes promoting the protection of all preborn children, no matter if the danger comes from curettes, chemicals, or anything else. So, we have written about the issue regularly; it has been explained from the pulpits at my speaking engagements; it was frequently presented on the "Vital Signs" radio programs; and we have held two specific "Frontier Issues" conferences covering the matter.

Also, we enthusiastically distribute free copies of what is the most thorough piece on the subject, Randy Alcorn's very impressive work, Does the Birth Control Pill Cause Abortions?

Of course, the abortifacient properties of the birth-control pill have been the topic of several other excellent articles too and we want to continue to bring those to your attention. Therefore, I'm pleased to recommend this well-researched, authoritative but very sensitive article written by Dr. William F. Colliton, Jr. (M.D., FACOG), a Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at George Washington University Medical Center. The article is posted on the web site of the American Association of Pro Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Please check it out.