And, in my own normal words: Any action that prevents fertilization is considered contraception. We believe that the moment an egg is fertilized, it has a soul. It is a human. Even if you don’t believe it has a soul, there is no way we can attach its human identity to any other milestone outside of conception because it would be arbitrary and subjective. When a baby is born, is it human? Five minutes before a baby is born, is it human? Five days before a baby is born, is it human? Five months before a baby is born is it human? Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. It is always a human, and it has been since conception – even before implantation.
I Still Don’t Buy It
We’ve become a culture of acting on what feels right instead of what is right. We say that there is no moral code that is an absolute truth. But, if we believe that, then we cannot condemn the actions of Hitler, Stalin, Koni, Manson or the like because they were simply acting on what they felt was right. Now you’re saying, “Whoa, Jenna. That’s a bit extreme.” And, yes, it is. But that doesn’t make it untrue. So what does this mean then? It means that there is such a thing as a moral absolute. We hold things to be innately right or wrong…unless of course it gets in the way of our own quest for pleasure. (Thank you Relevant Radio for that one!)
Choosing to use NFP in place of contraception says that you value the lives of others as much or even more than your own. It says you value yourself as you were designed. It says you value human rights. It says you are a true feminist. It says you buy into the radical idea that all life is important, not just life outside the womb.
So, does that answer your questions? I hope so. If not, please leave me a comment telling me what else you would like to know. I love talking about this to you! And, side note, while I was finishing this post, the Michigan Pro-Life movement called me to ask if they still had my support. Um yeah! If that isn’t a sign that I was supposed to write this, what is?
**Update: I have been receiving a lot more comments and questions as the day goes on. Instead of replying to each individually, I will do another post addressing all of your thoughts. Thank you for continuing to comment and keeping the conversation going.**