The Burden

Exploring the burdens of birth control on women.

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These are some popular contraceptive options today.

contraception

This does not include: the female condom, the sponge, cervical cap, spermicide, and emergency contraceptive.

I find it amazing contraception promotes freedom while in most cases, except condoms and withdrawal, places the burden of contraception completely on women. We’ve been under this burden for centuries

Ancient Contraceptives

Through history we see Egyptian women using leaves, honey, and crocodile dung. Aristotle wrote that oil and frankincense was commonly used. Even Casanova encouraged his mistresses to use empty lemon rinds.

Throughout our lives we take drugs, shots, and put devices in us, all for the sake of an unwanted pregnancy! Please mess with are hormones more drug companies. But don’t even think about screwing with a man’s testosterone, far too dangerous.

Telegraph did a picture article about what men really think about contraception.  It was enlightening to see men taking notice of this inequality in the bedroom. Rebecca Reid, an author for Telegraph, expanded on this topic by writing, Men don’t think they ‘have a right’ to talk about birth control.

Rebecca Reid discovered two revelations from her research.

“The first was how uniform the uncertainties of hormonal contraceptives are. Every woman I asked about her difficulties with the Pill had a similar experience. Yet too many of us continue to ingest doses of synthetic hormones, irrespective – or perhaps ignorant (myself included) of the consequences.”

The second is

“Men are loath to discuss contraceptive issues. In my quest to secure a male testimony about contraception, I was met with straight ‘No’s’, and several blokes backing out of interviews after getting cold feet.”

Hormonal birth control can be liberating; yet, I believe it takes a toll on relationships. There is an imbalance. One person injects hormones while the other is squeamish about the topic. Both articles above show this inequality.

Personally, I never want to take hormones. I don’t want to be scared of complications or whether a blood clot is just over the horizon. For all those out there who agree with me check this out Natural Family PlanningFertility Awareness Method, and the Lady-Comp.

 

Dear Mr./Mrs. Future President,

Dear Mr./Mrs. Future President,

First off, because of technological algorithms these days you’ll probably never read this, or for that matter have time too. Nevertheless, here is just one more American voice desiring to be heard.

There really is only one issue I’d like to address. You can fight poverty, lower taxes, and increase gun control all you want, but none of this compares to the genocide of America’s youngest population.

Abortion gets personal. No politician desires to enter into the dangerous land of women’s rights. I get it. Lucky for you that’s not necessarily what you need to do. What I’m asking of you is simple, pray and listen. You were called to this position for a purpose.

Also, I don’t like that abortion has become a means to a greater political campaign. I don’t want a slogan. I don’t want words. I want life for those who never had a chance in the first place.

I could rabble on all day and tell you to change the world, but that’s not the point. My point is love.

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres” (1 Corinthians 13:4-7).

Unfortunately, I can’t watch you everyday, nor would your bodyguards allow me. But God is watching you. So do your best. Work your hardest. And remember, life is only a moment.

Sincerely, a hopeful friend

5 Reasons Why I’m Pro-life

Raised in a Christian home I fell into the footsteps of my pro-life parents. Life is life and that’s the end of it. It never occurred to me to really research abortion until this past year. I have compiled 5 main reasons why I believe in pro life.

1. Life Begins at Conception

What makes a person a person? Personality? Body parts? Genes? DNA? These small traits are formed at conception. A zygote forms when a sperm cell and an egg cell unite. A sperm cell contains genes from the father while the egg cell contain genes from the mother. This makes an unique person.

Abortion is only allowed because the child inside you is considered cells rather than life. I believe location is the only difference between a born baby and a baby inside the womb .

2. My Body is Not My Own

And a baby’s body is definitely not my own. Yes, the baby grows inside me. However, with different DNA, blood, and organs is not my body.

Who says I know best? Who am I to decide if someone’s life is worth living?

I was bought at a price. I want to do my best to honor God with my body. I make mistakes like everyone, but when it comes to a life growing inside me, that could never be a mistake. God created that person.

3. Part of Me

When I picture my future child, I see a sickly, selfish, blonde, little know it all. Why do I picture this? Because that’s me! I’m not saying all children are like their parents, but we do provide them with our genes, good or bad.

I once talked to a friend about what I would do if I were raped and became pregnant. In the end, I decided that no matter who the father was, that baby is still an unique little half me.

Take away your personal beliefs and ideas and you will find a person growing inside you. Additionally, this person is no stranger, it is part of you. Essentially, when you abort a baby you are aborting part of yourself.

4. Infertility 

Fertilization is a science in a miracle. So many things have to work perfectly to conceive a child. Surprisingly, this is the first time in history that the majority of women (15-30) wish for infertility, if only temporary, to appease their sexual desires. Heaven forbid a child is conceived against their wishes.

It is amazing we can even have children! Infertility and miscarriages are heartbreaking for couples desperately desiring children. American Society for Reproductive Medicine reports that “in a survey of married women, the CDC found that 1.5 million women in the US are infertile.”

That is potentially over half a million mothers wanting a child that you decided didn’t deserve to live.

5. For Women

Finally, I stand for women’s rights, that means every woman. 50% of abortions are little girls. Who is standing up for them?

Final Thoughts

Overall, killing a person is a crime, no matter how old. I can not be silent. I myself am proof that a zygote, fetus, or whatever you want to call it is a living being.