The tragically misnamed "birth control" pill is used by some 14,000,000 million American women each year. The worldwide numbers reach over 60,000,000.
That's an incredible amount of women using a very powerful drug -- a drug whose negative effects we are learning more about every year. Indeed, besides the issue of the pill's very serious side effects (which many scientists have established to include a greater risk of cancer), there is the crucial question of just how the pill "controls" birth. For instance, despite its primary action as a contraceptive, does the pill also act against a conceived child when "breakthrough ovulation" occurs?
The question of whether the "birth control" pill causes abortions has a direct bearing on untold millions of Christians, many who stand adamantly opposed to surgical abortion but who use and even recommend the pill. For those who believe God is the Creator of each person and the giver and taker of human life, this is a question with the most profound moral implications imaginable.
I have for years recommended a small book witten by best-selling author, Randy Alcorn, as the most careful, the most thoroughly researched, and the most easily read of all the studies available on this very important topic. It's simple title: Does the Birth Control Pill Cause Abortions?
Well, here's some good news. Randy Alcorn, the author of such popular novels as Deadline, Dominion, Lord Foulgrin's Letters and Safely Home (as well as non-fiction theological works as Heaven; Money, Possessions and Eternity; Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments; and The Purity Principle) is now offering a new book form edition of Does the Birth Control Pill Cause Abortions? for only $3.00 a copy. For multiple orders, the prices fall even more: only $2.50 each when 2 to 9 copies are ordered. $2.25 each for orders of 10 to 99. And so on.
It's a terrific offer, representing a great chance to pursue these critical questions...and to help others who need to do the same.
Does the Birth Control Pill Cause Abortions? can be ordered from the EPM website which is right here. And, while you're there, go ahead and check out the bargain prices of Randy's other books. You'll find them quite a bit less expensive than Barnes and Noble or your local Christian bookstore. And each one is a great read.