In the book, The Da Vinci Code, the first clue was a “vault with 5 concentric, rotating sections labeled with letters that when lined up properly… form[ed] the correct combination word,” as explains Wikipedia.
Similarly, the birth control pill’s Big Secret can only be discovered after decoding a series of words – except they never line up properly.
I was reminded of this by abortion clinic escort Jessica’s rebuttal to my statement that “young people should be instructed that hormonal contraceptives and IUDs abort 5-9 day old developing babies.” She responded:
[T]hey do not abort 5-9 day old babies. That is of course, unless you subscribe to the un-medical and un-legal definition of pregnancy beginning at fertilization instead of pregnancy beginning at implantation in the wall of the uterus. Not all fertilized eggs implant in the uterus, so by the “pro-life” definition of pregnancy, nearly all sexually active women whose contraception fails and/or who do not use contraception, experience a miscarriage otherwise known as monthly menstruation.
She also wrote:
Since birth control prevents the lining from being implantable, it is not abortion, or flushing, or whatever. It’s just your normal period.
See what I mean?
So when an uneducated woman asks if The Pill might end a pregnancy, the cryptographers say no, because a pregnancy doesn’t officially commence until a young human embeds in the wall of the uterus.
If she asks whether The Pill can cause abortion, they again say no, for the same reason. If a mother isn’t pregnant, she can’t abort.
But because the little human wanderer can take up to 12 days, or almost 2 weeks, to nestle in, what is the exact state of the mother during that time?
She’s nothing, the cryptographers say. The [zygote, blastocyst, embryo, fertilized egg - choose one of those terms but no other] is floating during those days inside his mother’s 4th dimension of time and space.
Is the [zygote, blastocyst, embryo, fertilized egg] a new little human, she asks? This question comes too dangerously close to breaking the code. Maybe so, they say, but nevertheless, it’s not a person.
Can The Pill destroy the human nonperson? If by that you mean fertilized egg, they say, perhaps. And so the coding continues.
Reader Donald forwarded me a link to a beautiful video made by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute showing the first days of human life. Ignore the cryptographic audio. The video accurately depicts the miraculous 1st several days of human life….