Want to reduce abortions? Start by reducing contraception.
I know that sounds counterintuitive. Contraception has been readily available in the United States for decades and the number of abortions has continued to go up at an alarming rate. 62 million lives have been lost and that number is growing.
More contraception is clearly not the solution.
Contraception gives women a false sense of security. And that false sense leads to taking greater risks. Contraception changes the way men and women think about sex. When you remove the beautiful, God-given purpose of intercourse, the new life that often results is a problem to be gotten rid of.
Contraception often fails! Over half the woman who go into Planned Parenthood for an abortion were using some kind of contraceptive method the month they became pregnant.
In addition, contraception is abortifacient in nature, not to mention the well documented and severe health risks associated with it.
The only way we are really going to reduce the abortion rate is by taking back our God-given sexuality. It’s by teaching our children from an early age that they matter; that they have dignity because they are made in the image of God. It means teaching our children what it means to be a man and a woman and how each sex perfectly complements the other for a purpose.
Iowans for Life stands at the forefront in educating Iowans about the connection between contraception and abortion.
Most people are surprised when they learn the close connection between contraception and the horrifying abortion rate. Do the babies a favor and learn more. Visit our Natural Family Planning website today.