Even the life of the unborn is precious in God’s eyes. In ancient Israel, if someone harmed a pregnant woman and either she or her baby died as a result, God considered the guilty party a manslayer, and he had to pay life for life. Exodus 21:22, 23.
Imagine, then, how God must feel when he sees countless unborn babies deliberately aborted each year.
An abortion is done intentionally to cause the death of an unborn child. It is not an accident or the result of a natural reaction of the human body. From the time of conception, a child is not just another part of the mother’s body. The child is a separate person.
Life is sacred to God, and he views even an embryo as a distinct, living being. Psalm 139:16 God stated that a person would be called to account for injuring an unborn child.
So, in his eyes, killing an unborn child is murder.