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Thursday, December 7, 2023
Dec. 7, 2023

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Letter: Maybe God expected common sense


The writer of “Bible is silent on abortion,” (Our Readers’ Views, March 25) uses faulty logic to support her belief in abortion rights. She reasons: Since the fetus must totally depend on its mother’s womb to live during the earliest stages of development and has a 25 percent chance of being naturally aborted by the body itself, it has “no guarantee of life,” and abortion, especially during the first trimester, is acceptable since the baby might die for other reasons anyway.

What is she saying? She is simply talking about the developmental journey that she herself and every other living human being has taken. If you can think of any person living today that skipped the fetal developmental stage, please let me know.

If the Bible is silent on the issue of abortion, maybe God figured that common sense would suffice. A tree does not immediately spring forth from an acorn. But an acorn is required to make a tree. A human fetus is required to make a person. Does not reason tell us that to kill a fetus is to kill the human life that, given enough time, would have emerged as a living, breathing person?

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