The Scriptures show that Jehovah God takes notice of the life of a child even during the very early stages of development after conception:
Ps. 139:13-16: "You [Jehovah] kept me screened off in the belly of my mother. . . . Your eyes saw even the embryo of me, and in your book all its parts were down in writing."
Jehovah God views the willful taking of a human life for a reason not authorized by Him as very serious:
Gen. 9:6: "Anyone shedding man's blood, by man will his own blood be shed, for in God's image he made man."
1 John 3:15: "No manslayer has everlasting life remaining in him."
Ex. 20:13: "You must not murder."
Jehovah God has even stated that a person would be called to account for injury to an unborn child:
Ex. 21:22, 23: "In case men should struggle with each other and they really hurt a pregnant woman and her children do come out but no fatal accident occurs, he is to have damages imposed upon him without fail according to what the owner of the woman may lay upon him; and he must give it through the justices. But if a fatal accident should occur, then you must give soul for soul."
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