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Solomon, David, and our inmost being

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Editor’s note. We are rapidly approaching the 42nd anniversary of the infamous 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. This month we are re-running posts from past editions of NRL News and NRL News Today. In January we will begin posting new stories about this tragedy. This op-ed ran in 2012.

I am in the final throes of finishing the January Commemorative edition of National Right to Life News. An email I received while I was toiling away reminded me of something I believe is worth discussing.

As I have mentioned on more than one occasion, I am not surprised that pro-abortionists read NRL News and NRL News Today (they do for the same reason I read their material), but I am often surprised how many people on the other side respond. And, for that matter, many “conflicted” people as well.

That’s the power of the Internet: anyone with access to the Web can read stories from NRL News Today, courteous of the major news gathering/search engines at Google, Yahoo, Bing, Startpage, and Search—to name just five. Practically anyone anywhere with access to the Internet can read NRL News and NRL News Today at their leisure.

One gentleman wrote me today that he could “appreciate” my feelings, adding, “My pro-choice feelings boiling down to I just don’t know. I am not King Solomon.”

What’s fascinating is that the allusion to Solomon is no doubt to the decision he made when two women claimed to the mother of a baby. (As you recall, both had given birth, but the baby of one woman had accidentally been killed.)

Solomon said, in effect, okay, I’ll split the child in half and you can jointly “own” the baby.

We read in Scripture [I Kings 3:26-28]

26 “Please don’t kill my son,” the baby’s mother screamed. “Your Majesty, I love him very much, but give him to her. Just don’t kill him.”

The other woman shouted, “Go ahead and cut him in half. Then neither of us will have the baby.”

Solomon said, “Don’t kill the baby.” Then he pointed to the first woman, “She is his real mother. Give the baby to her.”

King Solomon knew the real mother would rather the other woman have her son than allow him to be put to death. We don’t have to be Solomon to understand that.

King David understood God’s eternal reach, His role in our formation. [Psalm 139: 13-16]

13 For you created my inmost being;

you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

your works are wonderful,

I know that full well.

15 My frame was not hidden from you

when I was made in the secret place,

when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.

16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;

all the days ordained for me were written in your book

before one of them came to be


Chelsea Garcia is a political writer with a special interest in international relations and social issues. Events surrounding the war in Ukraine and the war in Israel are a major focus for political journalists. But as a former local reporter, she is also interested in national politics.

Chelsea Garcia studied media, communication and political science in Texas, USA, and learned the journalistic trade during an internship at a daily newspaper. In addition to her political writing, she is pursuing a master's degree in multimedia and writing at Texas.

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