In the minds of many pro-lifers, abortion and contraception are entirely separate issues. But without the notion of "unwanted" children that the contraceptive mentality fosters, there would be no abortion. In fact, many forms of hormonal birth control can be abortifacient (cause early chemical abortions) by obstructing the implantation of the newly formed human embryo in his or her mother's womb. After more than 30 years of killing through surgical abortion, and now with the new breed of chemical abortifacients such as Plan B, the Ortho Evra Patch, and Depo-Provera, the link between abortion and contraception is undeniable. Professor Janet Smith describes the contraceptive mentality in this way:
The connection between contraception and abortion is primarily this: Contraception facilitates the kind of relationships and even the kind of attitudes and moral character that are likely to lead to abortion. The contraceptive mentality treat sexual intercourse as though it had little connection with babies; it thinks of babies as an "accident" of intercourse, as an unwelcome intrusion into a sexual relationship, as a burden. The sexual revolution has no fondness - nor room for - the connection between sexual intercourse and babies..."
("The Connection Between Contraception and Abortion" [Homiletic and Pastoral Review, April, 1993)
Pro-Life Wisconsin is opposed to all forms of artificial contraception. We support only natural methods of spacing the births of children. The contraceptive mentality views pregnancy as a "disease" state against which women must be "protected" at all costs - even at the cost of their own health and the lives of their unborn babies. Abortion simply becomes backup contraception. The Unites States Supreme Court went so far as to enshrine the contraceptive mentality in law in its landmark Planned Parenthood vs. Casey decision in 1992.
Please educate yourself about the deadly connection between contraception and abortion and spread this truth with love and patience.
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