Pro-Life causes took a hard hit last night. First, the selection of Sen. Obama means that we will have a President with a 100% approval rating from NARAL. There were also two Pro-Life Constitutional Amendments on the ballot—in Colorado and South Dakota—that were intended to challenge Roe v. Wade.
In some small way it’s good that they didn’t pass. You would want them to pass when you have a good chance of getting it to the high court, and I’m not sure if there will be a good one in an Obama Administration.
However, buried in the AP article on all of these measures is an interesting bit of news:
A first-of-its-kind measure in Colorado, which was defeated soundly, would have defined life as beginning at conception. Its opponents said the proposal could lead to the outlawing of some types of birth control as well as abortion.
Do you find the last sentence shocking? You shouldn’t. Many forms of birth control attempt to prevent pregnancy by preventing implantation using hormones, but the downside (if you believe life begins at conception) is that the same effect prevents implantation of the new life into the mother’s womb.
What you see here in this statement, and by the opponents of the Colorado Pro-Life Amendment, is an acknowledgement of this fact. If you’re Christian, or your Pro-Life, you need to understand this and come out of denial.
If you use a chemical birth control, you may be aborting your children.
This includes the depo shot, the patch, the pill or anything you ingest or apply to prevent pregnancy. Read the specs on these things. And then prayerfully consider what it is you truly believe and what is important.