• The Spirits' Book

    • Book Two - The Spirit World

      • Chapter VII - Return to Physical Life

        • Union of Body and Soul – Abortion

356. Are some still-born children never intended for the incarnation of a spirit?

“Yes, some never had a spirit assigned to them, nothing would have been accomplished in them. In such a case, the child’s arrival is simply a trial for the parents.”

a) Can a being of this nature come to term?

“Sometimes, but it does not survive.”

b) Does that mean that the child who survives birth has a spirit incarnated in it?

“What would it be if this were not the case? It would not be a human being.”

Source: Kardecpedia