Montana is in the grip of its recurrent fight over abortion. The sides are evenly matched. Neither has any hope of winning. Stalemate and frustration is all anyone can hope for.
As the fight is filling the media with innuendo and vitriol, I have been re-reading Genesis. A Jewish scholar suggested that Genesis gives a vivid description of the human soul. The soul and how it functions in a person’s life is a central theme in my novels.
In my reading, I was quickly brought up short when I read Genesis, Chapter 2, Verse 7:
"And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils
the breath of life; and man became a living soul."
The human form may be composed of the components of the Earth, but breath adds the living soul. Wouldn’t it be nice if this verse could help resolve the abortion question?