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Ken Sims, Moorhead, Published February 23 2013

Letter: The Bible is clear about conception

The commentary from Dr. Necito Montaniel (Feb 19) uses the Bible to establish what is and what is not a human being. Montaniel says that a fetus becomes an “infant” when it starts to breathe. Genesis 2:7 refers to God creating Adam from the dust of the ground. Adam was not born, he was created. Using the creation of Adam is not applicable to the birth of a child. According to Montaniel, a stillborn baby is not a human being but a fetus. I don’t think parents who have lost precious babies at birth would agree with you.

The Bible (Jeremiah 1:5) also says: “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you; before you were born, I set you apart.” And King David said (Psalms 139:13): “For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb.” God made it perfectly clear that the miracle of birth happens between a man, a woman and God, who knew us before we make a home in our “mother’s womb.”

Sen. Margaret Sitte’s, R-Bismarck, efforts to protect life at any stage is anything but selfish.

Every journey begins with a step toward a destination. You cannot reach it without taking that first step. Our life’s journey begins with a first step, too. It’s called conception.