I don't know why I was thinking about this, but now that I was I'm honestly curious...
I know there is a growing number of religious groups which push the "Let God" stance on pregnancy and refuse birth-control... Okay, I can understand that, even if I don't agree. But what I'm wondering is why more of these groups don't also shun other forms of medical intervention.
I mean, for a family with financial issues, an abused wife or a woman who's body won't or can't support a baby without being put in danger herself, an unplanned pregnancy can be quite the devastating upset, just as much as a heart attack or cancer... Which makes me wonder what their reasoning behind leaving pregnancy "up to God" and then accepting other medical interventions such as Chemo, Heart Transplants or Brain Surgery...
I'm not saying I think people should shun medical science, and I know there are groups which refuse even the most basic of pain killers, but from what I have noticed the majority of religious groups which refuse BC are more than willing to accept other forms of medical science...
Is there reasoning behind why one should be left up to God and the other shouldn't? And if so, what is it??
Answer by Heidikans at 11:38 PM on Nov. 22, 2010
Answer by Kathy675 at 11:43 PM on Nov. 22, 2010
I can't really answer your whole question. This is not something that any church I have ever went to preached/ taught on either way. However, personally I do not feel comfortable using BC. I don't have any issues with anyone that does, it just isn't for me. I am uneasy with the fact that you can you can get pregnant on BC and that the hormones can in effect cause a miscarriage. That just bothers me. Life is too sacred to me to take the chance of possibly ending any pregnancy...even unknowingly. Again, I know that isn't how everyone feels about it, but this is just my personal perspective.
Answer by asmcbride at 11:43 PM on Nov. 22, 2010
I just wanted to add that I am a big fan of Natural Family Planning. No hormones involved that could end any accidental pregnancy.
Answer by asmcbride at 11:45 PM on Nov. 22, 2010
Answer by tobys.mommy at 11:52 PM on Nov. 22, 2010
Answer by tobys.mommy at 11:57 PM on Nov. 22, 2010
Answer by Heidikans at 11:58 PM on Nov. 22, 2010