The Pill

Excerpt from A Declaration of Life by Pro-Life Physicians and it concerns the abortifacient nature of hormonal contraceptives.

Birth control pills, Depo-provera injections, and Norplant implants achieve their anti-fertility effects primarily by causing temporary sterilization, secondarily by causing abortion by preventing the approximately week old human from successfully attaching or “implanting” into the wall of the mother’s womb, and thirdly by acting as a contraceptive barrier to sperm by thickening the cervical mucus.  That these drugs promoted as contraceptives may really cause abortion has not been clear to many Americans for whom abortion presents serious moral questions.

Physician package inserts for the pill are still required in 1998, and they still use language that indicates the pill, Depo-provera and Norplant inhibit implantation. These chemicals alter the lining of the womb (uterus) creating a hostile environment and thus make it harder for the tiny multicelled human being to implant in the wall of the womb. This constitutes abortion at approximately one week of life. There is no definitive medical agreement as to what percent of monthly cycles this occurs.

We, the undersigned physicians, do therefore declare that the pill and similar birth control products act, part of the time, by design, to prevent implantation of an already created human being. These products clearly cause an early abortion and are – despite the semantic gymnastics of their ardent apologists – abortifacient.

We further declare that the so-called emergency contraceptive products being promulgated on the American people work in the same fashion and are also abortifacient.

This declaration was created by the public policy department of American Life League, Inc.  It was circulated to members of the medical and scientific communities for review and endorsement. The physicians listed below have all signed statements of  agreement with the declaration. Their signed statements are on file at American Life League, P.O. Box 1350, Stafford, VA 22555.

See the list of physicians who endorsed this declaration.


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