The Bible’s answer
Life is sacred to God, and he views even an embryo as a distinct, living being. About God, King David was inspired to write: “
Your eyes saw even the embryo of me.” (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.—Exodus 20:13; 21:22, 23.
What, though, if an emergency situation at the time of childbirth forces a couple to choose between letting the mother live and the baby die or vice versa? In that case, the couple would have to decide which life to try to save.
How does God view the life of an unborn child?