“Birth control means contraception.” No, birth control means controlling the number of live births. Contraception means controlling the number of conceptions. Commonly, however, the two are lumped together. Contraceptive devices, for example the condom and IUD’s, prevent births by preventing conception, but others, like the “pill” prevent birth by preventing the embryo from developing in the mother’s body “Contraception is not an abortion.” Many forms of what are commonly referred to as contraception, primarily the “pill”, are abortion because they prevent the “product of conception” from implanting in the uterus of the mother. The embryo (which has, by the way, a complete, unique set of human DNA) is then expelled from the body. This expulsion is induced by the actions of the mother taking the pill with the express purpose of making implantation very unlikely. “…an abortion does not prevent conception.” No, it doesn’t, but neither does the most popular forms of contraception ( a misnomer if there ever was one) used by women. Perhaps its time that you studied up a little on exactly how the pill works. It does not prevent contraception BTW: Why don’t you just call the “product of conception” what it is; a baby; an embryo; a fertilized egg? Do you think it makes you sound “more scientific” to just describe it? That’s like always calling the Sun “our primary energy source ” and never just calling it “the Sun”. Stupid.