The Scriptural evidence
Its difficult to know what exact Scriptures Buttigieg had in mind, since he didn’t reference any specifically. What is clear, though, is that if challenged to do so, he’d have a pretty tough time making the case for his argument on both Biblical as well as scientific grounds.
In the Old Testament
Several passages in both the Old and New Testaments could be cited to support the idea that God recognizes that human life begins in the womb. In Isaiah 44:24 we read, “This is what the LORD says— your Redeemer, who formed you in the womb: I am the LORD, the Maker of all things, who stretches out the heavens, who spreads out the earth by myself, “ Note that the Lord clearly says He formed us “in the womb”.
Then there is Exodus 21:22, “If men fight and hit a pregnant woman and her child is born prematurely, but there is no serious injury, he will surely be punished in accordance with what the woman’s husband demands of him, and he will pay what the court decides.” Here we note that it is a “child” that is born prematurely. Psalm 139:13 says, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” Again, the image of being formed as a human being in the womb.
New Testament support for abortion?
On final example will really drive home the point. In Luke 1:41-44, we see the meeting of Mary, who is pregnant with Jesus, a