Abortion and birth control

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From the moment that the sperm of a man and the egg of a woman meet, a human life begins. (See Psalm 139:13; Psalm 51:5; Isaiah 49:5) Nobody has the right to take the life of an unborn child once it has been conceived. Abortion is not God's answer for problems. When under the pressure of an unplanned pregnancy, we may feel as if there is no other way to deal with the problem except abortion, but God longs for us to call out to Him for His solution! (Jeremiah 33:3) So many women who have gone down the route of abortion, only to suffer very tough emotional, physical, and spiritual problems at a later date. If you are interested in more information please do see either of the websites via the links below.

Family Planning Association (FPA) website Christian Action, Research & Education website

 

There are fifteen different methods of contraception. Make sure that the one you both choose is not abortive. Also, remember to protect yourself against sexually transmitted infections which are in abundance these days. The contraceptive should not kill the egg after conception; it should merely prevent the male's sperm from reaching the female's egg. The intrauterine device (IUD) and the morning-after pill can be considered abortive, whereas the pill, the contraceptive injection or implant, and devices such as condoms and diaphragms are not. All of these possibilities are changing over the years, so research what is best for you both, trust the Holy Spirit to lead and direct.

If any woman has had an abortion, or has been forced to have one, there may be deep emotional trauma, scars and hurts.

If you are a believer and have undergone an abortion, confess it as a wrong and receive God's forgiveness. (1 John 1:9) Forgive yourself (Romans 8:1) and, if needed, pray and receive God's healing. Always remember that there is nothing that we have done that is too difficult or too big for the Almighty God to forgive or sort out. One of the strongest lies of the devil is that, in any situation, "there is no way out" and so we are pushed into doing something which, when in a more balanced frame of mind, we would not consider. When everything gets completely out of proportion, we tend to make decisions too quickly then later regret them. Never forget that God's will may not be easy but it will always be the best for us in the long run.

His will is always in line with His word to us in the Bible.