Maybe it’s just because I grew up surrounded by doctors and nurses my whole life, or that I really like science. But, the morning after pill doesn’t terminate a pregnancy. It prevents a sperm from attaching itself from an egg. Sperm can live in a female’s vagina for up to 3 days. You have 3 days to take that pill to prevent pregnancy. If you wait after that time frame, the pill is ineffective. This is what monthly birth control pill is sometimes used for. It prevents sperm from fertilizing from an egg. The morning after pill is just a much higher dosage than daily or birth control. The abortion pill is very different from birth control and the morning pills. The abortion pill is given in the very, very early stages of a pregnancy (usually within the first 7-9 weeks). The abortion pill does what it’s called. It is a pill used for abortion. It terminates an already existing pregnancy. What people are doing are they are lumping the two together. They are saying birth control, the morning after, and the abortion pill are all the same thing and each work in the same way. Birth control and morning after, prevent. The abortion pill terminates. Not only does birth control prevent pregnancy, it also helps with a whole bunch of other female reproductive issues. It helps women who have endromitriosis, ovarian cysts, sever acne, oligomenorrhea (infrequent periods), uterine cancer, severe menstrual cramping, the list goes on. But for the people who think the abortion pill, birth control pills, and the morning after pill are one in the same, need to honestly do research on the subject, or go talk to someone who works in obstetrics/gynecology.
The Bible says nothing about birth control or abortion. Why? Because it didn’t exist yet. There is not one verse, chapter, book, psalm, or gospel that mentions birth control or abortion. What The Bible does mention is children. They mention children a lot. It says that children are gifts from God, which they are. If you have a child or children, consider yourself lucky, a lot of people can’t. And, a pregnancy is actually a miracle. So many things can go wrong, 10-25% of pregnancies end in miscarriages and a large percentage of those miscarriages happen in the first trimester. So you can see why The Bible considers children a gift, because biologically, they really are. Throughout the Bible, many people mentioned longed for children and always said God has a plan for them and God will give then children when he feels they’re ready. Which is true. I believe that God will give you a child when he/she/it feels a woman, or couple is ready for one, or he/she/it believes it is time for a child to come to the world. But does it make it wrong for someone to delay having a child? Absolutely not. I feel that if a woman wants to get her education and career or whatever she wants first, then she should. I believe that it was God’s plan for that woman to actually go and get birth control because that is her plan that God made.
The whole religious argument comes from these verses and stories about children. Which I do agree with. I do believe children are a gift and that every woman should experience pregnancy. It’s an absolutely beautiful, and selfless thing to do. I also believe that woman can choose when and if she wants to experience it. Does an employer have a right to bring their religious beliefs into their business? Sure. But they should not force their employees to follow suit. That is against the first amendment.
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