Bob Stone, Stephen, Minn., letter: Many birth-control pills induce abortionsMany years ago when birth control was introduced, Pope Paul VI predicted that the “slippery slope” of our morality had begun. He hit the nail on the head.
By: Bob Stone,
STEPHEN, Minn. — I would like to respond to the letter from Ell-Piret Multer (“Birth control helps prevent abortions,” Page A4, Feb. 9).
The writer states that women’s use of contraceptives will reduce the number of abortions, that opponents to birth control also oppose abortion and that this thinking is “inherently contradictory.”
I suggest the opposite: that many birth control pills actually work by acting as abortifacients that, in fact, induce an abortion.
These pills are designed to act only after the sperm and egg unite, producing the embryo, or new life. Then the pill goes into action by preventing the new life from attaching to the wall of the uterus, thereby aborting the embryo.
Many years ago when birth control was introduced, Pope Paul VI predicted that the “slippery slope” of our morality had begun.
He hit the nail on the head as now, as a result of further advances of science interfering with God’s sacred plan of life, we are experiencing disintegration of the family, of marriage and of millions of lives lost to abortion.
In a country that likes to pride itself on cherishing its children, how can we keep killing them off?
Rev. Stone is pastor of St. Stephen’s Church in Stephen.