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Letter to the Editor

BY DI READERS | JULY 01, 2011 7:20 AM

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Liberty for all, including the unborn

In the city of Philadelphia, there is a cracked metal object with a Bible verse etched on it.

It has and continues to be a great inspiration for freedom-loving people the world over. The Liberty Bell gets its name from the verse on the bell that has the word “liberty” on it. The verse comes from the King James version of the Bible’s Leviticus 25:10 and reads, “Proclaim Liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.”

Instead of thinking of someone in the womb as an “it” or as “property,” we can see them from God’s perspective: They are inhabitants. What place did we inhabit? Our mother’s womb.

Inhabitants are alive, created in the image of God. We are knit together in God’s secret place, according to the Bible; Psalms 139:13-16 says that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. So if you abort fetuses, you tread on God’s living image.

We pray that a woman will not murder an inhabitant who came alive at fertilization.

An inhabitant in your womb makes you a mother. From fertilization we begin living. We are like no other.

“That innocent blood be not shed in the land, which the Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and so blood be upon thee,” says Deuteronomy 19:10.

There have been 60 million fetuses aborted in America since Roe v. Wade. It’s time to proclaim liberty for all inhabitants — from fertilization to the natural end of life.

Donna Holman
Keokuk


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