Even in those days one would have to be pregnant to cause an abortion. Your interpretation makes no sense then or now. If you were honest, you would admit it.<quoted text>
He asked you where your faith is. I agree, The Law of Jealousies seems silly. But like I said to STO, what can we expect from people in those times? They did not understand biology the way we do. It's easy to see the emotional reasons for believing an abortion from the bitter water would prove infidelity. One emotional argument is not too different from the next, Ink.
Oh, regarding your other post to me, maybe you could research the two plants mentioned. One was pennyroyal, I believe. Look it up. It will provide the info you're looking for; how long it's been used, what it's been used for, why it was used, etc.
As far as the fact that were abortive plants around then matters not to the culture of the Israelites whose very existence depended on children being born.