Family Planning

This is regulating how many children are born into a family, including the spacing between children, taking into account various factors including finances, living conditions, career choices and any physical disabilities.  While each family’s aspirations and desires vary, both husband and wife should be in agreement.

The numerous medical options that are available to either prevent or encourage pregnancy are of themselves neutral and not sinful. However, abortion (including the morning-after pill) is not a viable option as once fertilization has occurred this results in the death of a (forming) living human being and so is murder which is contrary to the command, "You shall not murder" (Ex 20:13).

The pro-life viewpoint is about the value and equality of all human beings, advocating the view that life from the moment of conception should be protected. It maintains each person is special and important to God — made in His image and for Him: preborn, newborn, elderly and those with disabilities and special needs (Gen 1:27; Ps 139:13-16; Jer 1:5; Col 1:16). This stance considers a moral responsibility to protect the weak and innocen and is also in opposed to euthanasia. Pro-choice is the opposite viewpoint, having the belief that every woman has the legal right to abort her unborn child at any point in the pregnancy. They consider it a personal decision and should not be limited by the government or anyone else. 

See also: abortion, children, conception, contraception.