The breath of life

Posted Friday, Apr. 04, 2014  comments  Print Reprints

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In her March 30 letter, Doris Grissom asks “Why is it so difficult to understand that an unborn child is a person?”

One reason might be that many people base their beliefs about abortion on the Bible.

In Genesis, the Bible states, “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”

So a fetus does not become a living soul or person until it breathes. An unborn child is a potential person.

During gestation a body is developed, and when it breathes, it becomes a living soul and person.

Living, breathing persons make choices; fetuses do not.

— Rowena Montgomery,


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