The letter published online July 2, "Women shouldn't be able to terminate 'another body,'" has drawn many comments and opinions on-line. I would like to share some thoughts and principles gleaned from the Bible regarding, "the other body." In the womb, a human life is being developed. In the womb, an unformed body is growing. In the womb, a creator is putting together a "someone." This "someone" is known to the creator. The creator has a life and a plan for this "someone" and, possibly, a call on his/her life. When we, or anyone else, terminates that "someone," terminates that life, the creator, i.e. God, is not pleased. God told one group who "terminated", i.e. sacrificed the lives of their children, that their idea "had never entered His mind." The references used include:
Psalm 149 (you knit me, I am fearfully and wonderfully made, all the days ordained...were written...before one came to be), Isaiah 49:1,5 (before I was born, the Lord called me; the Lord who formed in the womb...), Ezekiel 16:20-21 (you slaughtered my children...), Jeremiah 7:30-31 (...to burn sons and daughters in the fire...).
Though carrying a child to birth (and then giving him/her up for adoption) may be difficult, costly, "inconvenient", etc, it is far, far preferable in God's eyes than the alternative. As a society, we would be wise to consider God's viewpoint in this and every action we take.