Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Why do Christian women take The Pill ?
Recent reflection about the failure of Colorado's Amendment 62 has brought me to the belief that one of our biggest
obstacles to bestowing legal protection to every baby in the womb is the pervasive use of The Pill by Christian women.
I had the privilege of attending HLIAmerica's outstanding December 2010 symposium, 50 Years of The Pill last month.
HLI is to be commended for gathering experts to give the other side of the story the media has entirely overlooked,
to the detriment of American women, for decades.
Breast surgeon and oncologist, Dr. Angela Lanfranchi threw a verbal bomb to attendees, which has yet to enter our lexicon,
but Lord willing it will gain traction in the near future!
Dr. Lanfranchi had the temerity to go beyond whether The Pill is abortifacient, to the considerable health risks, calling the Pill a "molotov cocktail" for breast cancer. She asked the question none have had the courage to ask, "When is it ever right to give a group one carcinogen to a healthy woman?”
Randy Alcorn has written some excellent articles and a book on the elephant in the room, Does the Birth Control Pill Cause Abortions?
"Dr. Walt Larimore has told me that whenever he has presented this evidence to audiences of secular physicians, there has been little or no resistance to it. But when he has presented it to Christian physicians there has been substantial resistance.
Since secular physicians do not care whether the Pill prevents implantation, they tend to be objective in interpreting the evidence. After all, they have little or nothing at stake either way. Christian physicians, however, very much do not want to believe the Pill causes early abortions. Therefore, I believe, they tend to resist the evidence. This is certainly understandable. Nonetheless, we should not permit what we want to believe to distract us from what the evidence indicates we should believe."
Dr. Lanfranchi shared that 50 % of teens are on The Pill ~ a statistic that should concern all loving parents.
So this little white tablet that caused a revolution, is likely responsible for the deaths of thousands upon thousands of tiny lives and far more adult women than any imagine.
Let the national conversation begin!