Bible Verses About the Preborn
The research center at the University of Exeter determined that "Parents of children with genetic conditions avoid the need to choose whether to undergo pre-natal testing or to abort future pregnancies by simply avoiding subsequent pregnancy altogether."
This should not come as a surprise to anyone that values the sanctity human life. Prenatal testing of children for diseases is not only dangerous in some cases, but is also unnecessary. The Bible clearly teaches that a child in the womb is a distinct person that God has formed. The results of these tests are designed to give the parents a choice: either you keep your child, or you murder unborn.
Evolution teaches that all plants, animals, and people are from a common ancestor, and some that believe in evolution think there is not much difference between chickens and children. If it is alright to terminate the life of unwanted chicken, then it should be alright to terminate the life of unwanted children. Right now the womb is the most dangerous place for a child to be with about one quarter of them being killed by abortion.
Prenatal screening is just the newest form of eugenics. Eugenics is human directed natural selection that removes the "degenerate" or "unfit", and was accelerated by the works of Charles Darwin. Adolph Hitler actively enacted this "selection" on those he deemed to be undesirable both within the womb and without. It is a sad situation when we live in a world where people will run up vet bills for hundreds of dollars to save a sick pet, but they will actively seek to end the life a their child if a test shows them to be less than perfect.
Bible verses that describe the preborn are children, not just blobs of tissue:
And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman's husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life,
Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived.
Or as an hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants which never saw light.
Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?
By thee have I been holden up from the womb: thou art he that took me out of my mother's bowels: my praise shall be continually of thee.
For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.
Yea, thou heardest not; yea, thou knewest not; yea, from that time that thine ear was not opened: for I knew that thou wouldest deal very treacherously, and wast called a transgressor from the womb.
LISTEN, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The Lord hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.
Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
Because he slew me not from the womb; or that my mother might have been my grave, and her womb to be always great with me.
He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and by his strength he had power with God:
Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of the children of Ammon, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have ripped up the women with child of Gilead, that they might enlarge their border:
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.
To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.