This is a post from Jacqueline Forrer of My Blessings Homeschool
Two summers ago, 2012, was quite the challenge for me. My husband was going through a major depression and I was struggling to make it through each day with our three children. I have since realized a few things that God was trying to do at that time. He was teaching and guiding me during those tough days to make me rely on Him more than ever before. He also was asking for some changes in my life that I wasn’t quite sure why or what he was asking of me. All of that’s for another time though. Today I want to share with you about one giant leap of faith that we both took that year.
After our third blessing, I was asked what kind of birth control I wanted and I had heard some things about Mirena and decided to try it. My doctor placed it and I had no major issues with it. It was there for over two years when I was on a forum for Christian moms and started learning some things about birth control and the device I had my doctor place inside of me over two years prior.
I kept seeing this word “abortifacient.” I asked and researched what it meant and this is what I found.
a·bor·ti·fa·cient: adjective 1.(chiefly of a drug) causing abortion.
“I asked him, ‘Does the Pill sometimes fail to prevent ovulation?’ He said ‘yes’. I asked, ‘What happens then?’ He said, ‘The cervical mucus slows down the sperm. And if that doesn’t work, if you end up with a fertilized egg, it won’t implant and grow because of the less hospitable endometrium.’ (Emphasis in the original)
“I then asked him if he was certain the pill made implantation less likely. ‘Oh yes,’ he replied. I said, ‘ So you don’t think this is just a theoretical effect of the Pill?’ He said the following, which I draw directly from my extensive notes of our conversation.
“Oh, no, it’s not theoretical. It’s observable. We know what an endometrium looks like when it’s rich and most receptive to the fertilized egg. When the woman is taking the Pill, you can clearly see the difference, based both on gross appearance – as seen with the naked eye – and under a microscope. At the time when the endometrium would normally accept a fertilized egg, if a woman is taking the Pill it is much less likely to do so.” (Emphasis in the original)”
You can read the rest of the article on the Pro-Life OBGYN website which goes into more detail about this interview and other findings. I also read the small print that’s on the pamphlets for birth control and IUD’s just to make sure that what I was hearing was true.