Originally Posted by ampaterry
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.
Even in the fetal state the Son of God and John the Baptist are examples of extra special individuals. This is one of several Biblical passage providing testimony of the extraordinary and miraculous nature of Jesus. While it's reasonable to make an extrapolation from this passage, in fact we are making a comparision of Devine beings with ordinary people. An interpretation of the Bible even by an inteligent man is not the same as the word of God.
And so it is that we imperfect men and women must proceed with humility and caution regarding a question which the Bible has not answerd.