The Bible does not support Christian anti-abortion beliefs
- In Numbers 3:15-16, infants younger than one month old are not to be counted as persons, according to God. Even more revealing is another commandment from God in Exodus 21:22-23. It reads, "If men strive and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman's husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine." Mosaic law ordinarily calls for taking a "life for a life," but, clearly, an unborn child is not the equal of a person who has been born according to this passage.