Nia Thomas, in her letter defending abortion, published on the Daily Item opinion page of Sunday, Jan. 13, erred by taking a passage of the Old Testament book of Ezekiel out of context. The passage from Ezekiel mentioned by Miss Thomas refers to the future spiritual restoration of Israel and has nothing to do with the abortion issue.
Psalms 139:13-16 clearly reveals that God creates human life within a mother's womb, and to thus abort a developing baby is to murder a person who was created in the image of God.
The Roe v. Wade decision notwithstanding, no person has the moral authority to kill a developing human being within his/her mother's uterus.
James Lindberg, Lewisburg