Originally Posted by 45Auto
To sum it up, it looks like the Bible does not give a clear-cut answer as to the question of when life begins. In my opinion, no one was able to nail this one down.
Men and women can read the Bible and make presumptions and extrapolations from this or that passage and claim that it means one thing or the other. Many of these presumptions are reasonable, but these interpretations are not the word of God and are thus subject to human error.
Even without a clear Biblical answer, strong opinions are held as to when life begins.
You are right; the Bible does not specifically name a time between the reproductive act and birth at which this becomes a human being.
But it certainly does give sufficient evidence - such as the Fetal John recognizing the fetal Jesus - that this is a human life with human emotions at the very least SOME months before birth.
Since we KNOW it is murder at some point prior to birth, and we have no concrete evidence that there is a point at which it is NOT murder, our direction is pretty clear.