None of that actually matters, because what matters is the intention. The purpose of "birth control" is to control birth, not just conception.xofz wrote: ↑Tue May 15, 2018 8:56 pmAny females, especially female Buddhists, want to express their views? Specifically, on whether or not life begins at conception and abortion is always killing. For instance, does the self-referential consciousness that defines what life is at all begin at conception?
When a woman uses contraception or any other form of birth control, including abortion, including third trimester abortion, it's this that she doesn't want to end up with:
That is the intention: to not end up with a child.
The rest is just moral gymnastics.