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I am responding to the excellent editorial published in the Bangor Daily News on Aug. 23. The editorial is entitled, “Abortion not a decision for judges, politicians.”
As a surgeon who graduated from Dartmouth and Harvard medical schools and practiced in the U.S. Army for two years and 32 years as a community surgeon in Plymouth, Massachusetts, I support the views expressed.
I want to tell people of a parable in the Bible, Luke chapter 8, verses 4 through 8, called the parable of the sower. Jesus tells of a sower sowing seeds on various soils. Only the seeds that fell onto good soil survived and produced a “hundred fold.”
Now these seeds were part of the cycle of life. They had been formed by a pollen and an ovule. Do people really believe Jesus was only talking about tomato seeds, etc.? I don’t think so. I am a scientist and don’t believe in Biblical statements that seem to break the natural laws. However, the Bible is well worth reading for it contains a great deal of truth.
I would hope that the excellent editorial will lead to a better understanding of abortion.
William W. Babson Jr.