Two high school girls recently stopped by our center and asked if we had the abortion pill because their friend was pregnant and wanted to have a miscarriage. We let them know we do not provide or refer for abortions, but asked if we could chat with them some. We wanted to help them understand the truth about the abortion pill.
These young girls’ are not alone in thinking that taking the abortion pill results in the woman having a miscarriage. The TRUTH is that while a woman’s body may experience some of the same symptoms as a miscarriage, taking the abortion pill does not cause a miscarriage. It causes an abortion.
According to the National Library of Medicine, a miscarriage is a naturally occurring event – the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. Abortion – whether it’s by the abortion pill or some other method, is not a naturally occurring event. It is a procedure induced by human hands to end a pregnancy. A miscarriage is as different from abortion as death by natural causes is different from death by human causes. It is important for us to know the truth about the abortion pill so we can make sound, informed decisions. It is equally important for us to remember, as fellow human beings, that any pregnancy loss, regardless of how it comes about, can be a difficult and traumatic experience for a woman.
Jesus is full of grace and truth. We need Him. He speaks the truth to us through His Word, and at the same time, He “heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” (Psalm 147:3) – and that includes all of us at one time or another. Let’s point each other to Jesus for truth and life.