Helen Wambach Ph. D. did a fascinating study on volunteers who were hypnotized in which they reported having some sort of higher dimensional consciousness that existed before birth. This consciousness came into the foetus at or near birth!!!!!! http://www.carolmoore.net/articles/helenwambach.html - - - Updated - - - Kevin Williams is one of the most off the scale brilliant intellects that I have ever had the privilege to read tons of web pages by and he is personally pro-choice due to his research on NDE accounts: http://near-death.com/atwater/column/archives/2005/2005_11.html On the other hand.....I must advocate caution on this issue due to the implications of what was shown to Christian Andreason during his NDE regarding his over -soul?????!!!!