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Abortions Through Birth Control Pills and Devices

In 1998, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology pointed out that "Methods of contraception, including emergency contraception, prevent pregnancy by inhibiting ovulation, fertilization and/or implantation (ACOG, 1998)."

"Implantation," of course, refers to the newly-conceived life nestling into the uterus to receive his/her nourishment for the duration of the pregnancy. If contraceptive methods "prevent...implantation," it means that they kill that newly conceived child.

More and more women who have used birth control pills and devices are coming to realize that they have actually aborted an unknown number of children. We share some of their pain here. Healing programs like Rachel's Vineyard provide assistance to these mothers as well.

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The Contraception of Grief: The Genesis of Anguish Conceived by Abortifacients and Sterilization by Theresa Burke, Ph.D.

Abortifacients -- The Other Forbidden Grief, by Janet Morana, Associate Director, Priests for Life

Spanish Translation: Los abortivos - El otro dolor prohibido

A shorter version of this testimony, with commentary by Dr. Theresa Burke, Ph. D., is found here: The Anguish of Abortifacients

Johnna’s Testimony

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