Does the birth control pill cause abortions?

By Randy Alcorn


“The Pill” is the popular term for more than forty different commercially available oral contraceptives. In medicine, they are commonly referred to as BCPs (Birth Control Pills), OCs (Oral Contraceptives) and/or OCPs (Oral Contraceptive Pills). They are also called “Combination Pills,” because they contain a combination of estrogen and progestin.

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About fourteen million American women use the Pill each year. Across the globe it is used by about sixty million. The question of whether it causes abortions has direct bearing on untold millions of Christians, many of them prolife, who use and recommend it. For those who recognize God is the Creator of each person and the giver and taker of human life, this is a question with profound moral implications. After coming to grips with the importance of this issue, and hearing conflicting opinions for the last few years, I determined to research this question thoroughly and communicate my findings, whether or not I liked what I found.

If you have ever wondered about the little pill you pop daily, please read on... 

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