"Rice production since 2000 increased an average of 4.07% a year, twice the population growth rate. By promoting natural planning and female education, we have curbed population growth to 2.04% during our administration, down from the 2.36 in the 1990’s, when artificial birth control was pushed. Our campaign spreads awareness of responsible parenthood regarding birth spacing. Long years of pushing contraceptives made it synonymous to family planning. Therefore informed choice should mean letting more couples, who are mostly Catholics, know about natural family planning."-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
-from the GMANewsTV website
Family planning can be done without using abortifacient (abortion-causing) contraceptives like intrauterine devices (IUDs) and birth control pills.
Life begins AT CONCEPTION, therefore, anything that kills a CONCEIVED life, whether that human life is called an embryo or is called a fetus, causes ABORTION.
So, as the condom is not an abortifacient, birth control pills have such an abortifacient effect. Birth control pills are not that effective in stopping ovulation, and pill manufacturers know it makes the uterine lining hostile to an embryo. The IUD is not a chemical abortifacient, but it acts by irritating the uterine lining in order to make the uterus hostile to an embryo. So it causes death of an embryo.
Read the related blog entry "No to the Reproductive Health Bill by Rep. Lagman".
This is not an attack on Rep. Lagman, but rather I am exposing the "wolf in sheep's clothing" which is the bill itself. I have written there why Christians must object to the bill. This is because its basis is unbiblical, against the word of God, especially when it comes to the shedding of innocent blood, the sanctity of life and of marriage, and sexual immorality.
"Family planning" is not a "Catholic issue". Protestant Christians must be aware of the "culture of death" which contraceptive manufacturers and pro-abortion organizations push. For them, life does not start at conception, abortion/killing of babies is a right, and unborn babies are not human, especially if they are not "wanted". Hatred for the unborn is hatred for God, the Creator of life, who made these children. That hatred for the unborn leads them to kill babies in their mothers' womb, in the guise of "compassion" for the mother.
"Compassion for the mother is extremely important, but it is never served through destroying the innocent." - Protestant author/Bible teacher/pastor Randy Alcorn