Psalm 139:13–16 (ESV)
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
Jeremiah 1:4–5 (ESV)
4 Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
Luke 1:15 (ESV)
15 for he will be great before the Lord. And he must not drink wine or strong drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb.
Luke 1:41 (ESV)
And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit,
James 2:26 (ESV)
26 For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.
Questions for thought
Does the spirit come into a baby “fetus” at conception or is the “fetus” dead?
Why does the Bible use the same word for children in the womb and those who are already born (Lk 1:41; 1Pt 2:1-2)
Is there any indication from the Bible that the spirit is placed in babies before birth or after birth?
Does a mother’s “right over her own body” supersede the “right of a child to be born”?
At what point can we say that a potential human has the right to live?
Here is an online Greek Dictionary of New Testament words for the word BREPHOS used in Luke 1:41 and 1 Peter 2:1-2.