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How do Evangelical Christians justify their view that abortion is “murder” when there is nothing in the Bible to indicate human life begins at conception rather that birth? Other Christians see birth (or a midway point) as the starting point of a sentient human.
The psalmist in Psalm 139:13-14 speaks in a personal way of his own life beginning at conception, with God forming him in his mother’s womb. Furthermore, God reminds the prophet Jeremiah, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet..” In other words, Jeremiah is a person whom God knew and whom God had plans for well before Jeremiah was born.
Ben Witherington III

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