I have been wondering about the morality of birth control that is are also considered abortifacients.
This is how most hormonal birth control works (In my understanding), they make ovulation discontinue, and also make it difficult for sperm to reach an egg if one does actually drop. This process inhibits fertilization. I’m fairly certain that’s morally sound. You have to have fertilization to have conception, so if no fertilization happens, no life is lost.
However, I’m finding nearly all birth control have a sort of “failsafe”, a last ditch effort to make sure pregnancy does not ensue. Most hormonal birth control changes the lining of the uterus, rendering it more difficult for a fertilized egg to attach and stay, if fertilization does in fact happen. That’s where my moral quandary lies.
The first and most important question is when does life really begin?
And if we don’t have an answer for that question, should we error on the side of more caution?
What do leading Christian scientists have to say about this?
What does the Bible suggest about things like this?
I’m genuinely not certain what is correct. Thank you for your inputs!