Abortifacient Brief: The Birth Control Pill

By Brian Clowes, PhD - Posted at Human Life International:

Published April 14, 2021

What exactly is “abortifacient” birth control?

Contraceptives are methods of birth control that place a physical barrier between sperm and egg, such as condoms and diaphragms. By contrast, abortifacients are hormonal-based methods of birth control that often cause early abortions. In 2015, about 7.4 million American women were using such methods.1 The principal method of abortifacient birth control is “the Pill,” which first became widely used in the late 1960s and helped fuel the Sexual Revolution.

There are three key things you should know about birth control pills.

1. The Pill Often Causes Early Abortions

“Contraceptive” means a method of birth control prevents fertilization of the egg by the sperm by placing a physical barrier between them. However, all birth control pills and the other hormone-based methods of birth control on the market today function as abortifacients part of the time. The Pill often ends early pregnancies by preventing implantation of an already fertilized egg, or very early human being.

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