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Gn 1:27-28 be fruitful, multiply Gn 9:1 be fruitful, multiply Gn 35:11 be fruitful, multiply 1 Ch 25:5-14 sons, 3 daughters exalt God 1 Ch 26:4-5 God blesses man with 8 sons Ps 127:3-5 Children are a gift from God To protect children is to honor God's gift. To reject children is to reject God's gift. Ez 16:21 God claims them as his Children come from God, so they are his to begin with. Jb 31:15 fashioned by God in the womb To kill a child in the womb is unspeakable; a crime against God, our humanity, future generations, and the most innocent of all. See also " Sin - Abortion" section. Ps 138:13-14 conception [Ps 139 in RSV] Is 44:2 conception Helped from within the womb by the Lord Je 1:5 conception Sanctified within the womb. Lk 1:15 filled with Holy Spirit in womb Certainly one can understand the Holy Spirit helping the adult John the Baptist in his special role. But is there a need for the Holy Spirit to do so while John is still in the womb? Only if the "mass of cells" within the womb are indeed human (they do have unique human DNA, of course) and in need of the Holy Spirit's continual protection. Lk 1:41 babe leaped in her womb That which is within the womb identifed as a human child. 1 Cr 6:19-20 body is temple of Holy Spirit Lk 1:44 babe in womb as human Babe in the womb both acts (leaped) and expresses human emotion (joy). Pv 31:8 Protect voiceless, doomed children Speak for the voiceless; plead the cause of the young who are appointed to destruction Ex 21:22 Penalty for harming the unborn In the ancient world, killing the unborn was punishable by death. Here, the death is accidental (albeit recklessly so), and still to be severely punished.