Articles/Essays – Volume 39, No. 1
Premortal Spirits: Implications for Cloning, Abortion, Evolution, and Extinction
2006: Kent Condie, “Premortal Spirits: Implications for Cloning, Abortion, Evolution, and Extinction” Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Vol 39 No. 1 (2006): 35–57.
Perhaps no other moral issue divides the American public more than abortion. In part, the controversy hinges on the question of when the spirit enters the body. If a spirit were predestined for a given mortalbody and that body is aborted before birth, the spirit would, technically,never be able to have a mortal existence.