Friday, July 19, 2013 | 2 a.m.
The Bible says that men (and women) are to be stewards of the Earth, and yet we are becoming locusts who would destroy it. A steward should protect and take care of our planet. Right as the global population is expanding to record levels, along comes reliable contraception, marriage between two of the same sex (who will have few, if any, babies) and safe abortions. I think this is God’s plan.
I tried for years to get pregnant but had a miscarriage at 20 weeks. It was a sad time for me and my husband, but after more years, we finally got our two wonderful daughters.
Most unplanned abortions, called miscarriages, happen in the first three months, and most planned abortions also happen in the first three months. I don’t think God would put a soul into a fertilized egg. There’s no heart or a brain yet, but even if there is a soul at this early stage, God would take it back to heaven. So I don’t understand the religious furor about abortion.
My opinion is that God puts a soul into the baby when it takes the first breath of life. If someone disagrees with this idea, they are able follow their own dictates. Unfortunately, some people are trying to push their own religious ideas onto everyone else and using government to do it.
I have faith that God’s plan will prevail before the Earth is destroyed and pray there are others who agree with me.