Should Churches Push Contraception?

Posted By on May 6, 2012

From Boundless.org:

Young evangelical leaders at the recent Q conference in DC were asked, as part of a panel on reducing abortions, this question:  “Do you believe that churches should advocate contraception for their single 20-somethings?” The “yes” crowd was 66 percent large. Only 34 percent said no.

Wow! What does one make of this?

What’s remarkable and discouraging to me is the Q attendees are not back-pew slackers, but a gathering of influential leaders in the coming generation of evangelicalism. And a strong majority of them not only believe that it is fine for single Christians to use birth control, but that the church, Christ’s bride, should get busy encouraging it if not directly supplying it. But advocating contraception to cut down the number of abortions is not a rationale.

Read the full piece at THIS LINK. Many people mistakenly believe that contraceptives reduce the abortion rate, but even Planned Parenthood’s own research debunks that myth. Encouraging more promiscuity doesn’t reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies or the subsequent abortion rate.

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Jennie is the wife of Matthew and mother of ten children, all of whom keep the household bubbling with life, learning, and levity. Jennie co-founded LAF in 2002 with Lydia Sherman and has been delighted to hear from women all over the world who enjoy their femininity and love to cultivate womanly virtues.

Comments

3 Responses to “Should Churches Push Contraception?”

  1. darbydugger says:

    Thank you for sharing this! What a sad article to read. The only thing a church should promote for unwed members in their 20’s is purity. I believe all churches should be more vocal on the dangers of taking “the pill” or other forms of medical birth control because they run a real risk of causing early abortions. I’ve shared this fact with so many friends at church and most of them had no idea about this risk. That is a failure on the church’s part, in my opinion.

    Thanks again for sharing!

  2. brittlax says:

    WOW…better to NOT use contraceptives so individuals get pregnant out of wedlock and/or without financial security so there are more disadvantaged children in poor households or one parent households???!!! Sounds logical to me..

  3. You assume the only way to avoid pregnancy is through hormonal contraceptives. Sex outside of marriage (outside of financial security/stability) is the cause, and contraceptives have escalated out-of-wedlock births rather than reducing them. Far better to remain abstinent and self-controlled until marriage than to sleep around and have the double worry of STDs and children born out of wedlock.

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