Science has proven that the human life begins at conception. Once the egg is fertilized, all the DNA material that makes up what our body fully is becomes present in a zygote, and that is when life begins. The zygote, a living human life, will implant under normal situations. The pill will cause the zygote to artificially not be able to implant, but rather flush it out, destroying a human life.
While I may personally agree with when life begins, I don't see that Science has proven this as an "exact stated fact." Given the number of debats on the subject in the world of Science and the fact that on many occasions the Courts have been far less supportive of this statement, I'm not sure one can state firmly that Science has proven anything.
As for the higher moral ground concept. The reading of your comments surely brought that to mind to me. If it was not your intent, then good, however all one has to go by when reading comments is how they view the comment and what it potrays to them. It's all well and good for a Church to denounce use of the pill or other forms of birth control and they should if they feel led to do so. However, to criticize other Churches is not the best idea (IMO) unless they have practiced their own preaching. It is not "bunk" to expect one to live their preaching/teaching, and I am not speaking of you personally, but the entier Catholic Church. I see valid points in both your comments and in the comments of Highrigger and believe you both are seeking the will of God to do the right thing. I just don't see the need to appear to be beating up on the Methodists because they do not universally denounce the use of the pill and justifying this by saying that the Catholic Church does. By practice what you preach I mean that IMO if the Catholic Church (or any other church for that matter) is going to universally denounce the use of the pill, then should it come to the attention of the Church leaders that someone in their midst is not obeying their preaching/teaching, then that person should be confronted and questioned and a determination should be made if they will be allowed to remain in the Church. In any case, these people should not be allowed to celebrate Communion or partake of other Holy Rites until they come into line with the teachings of
the Church. In our congregation, if we are aware that a person is not living a christian life, we do not allow them to celebrate Communion period. My point about "get your own house in order" before calling on other churches to do so is simply that the Catholic Church needs to enforce their edicts or else what purpose do they serve?
I'm not knocking the Catholic Church here, because I am personally glad that their leadership has been out front on the abortion issue however, at times, it appears to me that their position has been more lip service than committed action. They are not alone on this for sure. The Baptists, Methodists, whoever have not been proactive enough in this area in my opinion. If the Church would UNITE behind this movement and do more than pay lipservice to the issue of abortion (during election cycles), then, possibly we would see a drastic change in the laws concerning abortion.