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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Biblical references don't apply to abortion rights

To the Editor:

I recently read a letter to the editor from a person who objects to abortion. One might say I’m on the “middle ground.” When the abortion is done is very important. If the time of birth is expected within three weeks or sooner, I don’t want it to happen. Before that time, I don’t object, but I can’t think of anything worse than being an unwanted child.

In this morning’s letter of objection, the writer uses some lines from the Bible. I also use Bible references. However, before going further, please remember that our English language Bible has come from dozens (or hundreds?) of translations, and we are not sure of the exact meaning of some words or phrases.

But, back to my defense of abortion, in Genesis, the Bible says that when God created Adam and Eve, he had to “breathe life into them.” Which, I guess means they were not “alive” until they were breathing. A similar situation occurs when a baby is born. It is usually not breathing, which is why the doctor gives it a slight slap on the butt, which causes the little one to gasp and start breathing. Now it is alive!

Women dispose of nonpregnant eggs every 28 days (it’s called a period.). I don’t object to a fetus that is not wanted and not breathing being disposed of.

Ken Van Horn

DeKalb

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