Posted By Jennie Chancey on May 6, 2012
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.