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Abortion

Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth (We must first acknowledge that God is the creator of all life.)
Genesis 1: 26: Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground."
Gen. 1:27 And God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
Gen. 2:7 And Jehovah God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Gen. 4:1- Adam lay with his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. She said, “With the help of the Lord I have brought forth a man.”

Gen 25:26- “Afterward his brother came out, and his hand took hold of Esau’s heel; so his name was called Jacob. …” The verb yatza is generally used to speak of what happens to a baby when a mother is struck, but is also used of ordinary births.

Exodus 20:13 You shall not murder.
Exodus 21:14 “But if a man acts with premeditation against his neighbor to kill him by treachery, you shall take him from My
Exodus 21:22-25 When men strive together and hit a pregnant woman, *so that her children come out, but there is no harm, the one who hit her shall surely be fined, as the woman's husband shall impose on him, and he shall pay as the judges determine. But if there is harm, then you shall pay life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe. *There is debate about what is meant by the Hebrew here, whether it indicates a miscarriage or a premature birth.
Exodus 23:7 – Keep far from a false charge, and do not kill the innocent or the righteous, for I will not acquit the guilty.
Deut 24:16 Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor shall the children be put to death for their fathers; a person shall be put to death for his own sin. (Even in case of rape, the pre-born should be protected.)
Deut 27:25 Cursed is the one who takes a bribe to slay an innocent person.
Job 3:3 - 3Let the day perish on which I was to be born, and the night which said, 'A boy is conceived.' (Job considered himself alive at the moment of conception.)
Job 10:8-12 Your hands fashioned and made me, and now you have destroyed me altogether. Remember that you have made me like clay; and will you return me to the dust? Did you not pour me out like milk and curdle me like cheese? You clothed me with skin and flesh, and knit me together with bones and sinews. You have granted me life and steadfast love, and your care has preserved my spirit.
Job 31:15 Did not He who made me in the womb make him and the same one fashion us in the womb? (NASB)
Psalm 22:9-10 Yet You are He who brought me forth from the womb; You made me trust when upon my mother's breasts. Upon You I was cast from birth; You have been my God from my mother's womb.
Ps. 82:3-4  Judge the poor and fatherless: Do justice to the afflicted and destitute. 4 Rescue the poor and needy: Deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.
Psalms 119:73 (NASB) Your hands made me and fashioned me; give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments.
Psalm 127:3-5 Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one's youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; They will not be ashamed When they speak with their enemies in the gate.
Ps 139:13-18 For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother's womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth; Your eyes have seen my unformed substance;

And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand.

When I awake, I am still with You.
Prov 6:16-17 “These six things the LORD hates, yes, seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood”
Prov 31:8 Open your mouth for the dumb, For the rights of all the unfortunate.
Ecclesiastes 9:9 “Enjoy life with the woman whom you love all the days of your fleeting life which He has given to you under the sun; for this is your reward in life and in your toil in which you have labored under the sun.”
Isaiah 44:2 Thus says the Lord who made you And formed you from the womb
Isaiah 44:24 (NASB) Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, and the one who formed you from the womb, "I, the LORD, am the maker of all things, stretching out the heavens by Myself and spreading out the earth all alone…
Isa. 49:1- “Listen to Me, O islands, And pay attention, you peoples from afar. The LORD called Me from the womb; From the body of My mother He named Me”
Isa 49:5 "And now the LORD says, who formed me from the womb to be His servant, to bring Jacob back to Him…
Jeremiah 1:4-5 The word of the Lord came to me saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
Amos 1:13 Thus says the LORD, "For three transgressions of the sons of Ammon and for four I will not revoke its punishment, Because they ripped open the pregnant women of Gilead
Malachi 2:15 “But not one has done {so} who has a remnant of the Spirit. And what did {that} one {do} while he was seeking a godly offspring? Take heed then to your spirit, and let no one deal treacherously against the wife of your youth.”
Matt 18:10 See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you, that their angels in heaven continually behold the face of My Father who is in heaven.
Luke 1:15 For he will be great in the sight of the Lord; and he will drink no wine or liquor, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit while yet in his mother's womb.
Luke 1:41-44 "When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. And she cried out with a loud voice and said, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! “And how has it happened to me, that the mother of my Lord would come to me? “For behold, when the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby leaped in my womb for joy.”
Luke 18:15 And they were bringing even their babies to Him so that He would touch them,

The same word is used for the child before and after birth in Luke 1:41 and Luke 18:15
Phil 2:4 Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.
Galatians 1:15-16 But when God, who had set me apart even from my mother's womb and called me through His grace, was pleased to reveal His Son in me so that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with flesh and blood,

James 3:9-10 9With it [the tongue] we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God.
Scholars Prior to A.D. 1000

Ambrose of Milan

“The poor expose their children, the rich kill the fruit of their own bodies in the womb, lest their property be divided up, and they destroy their own children in the womb with murderous poisons. And before life has been passed on, it is annihilated.” - Ambrose of Milan, Hexaemeron. 5.18.58. Available at: www.religioustolerance.org/abo_hist.htm#second. 32
Aristotle

“As to the exposure and rearing of children, let there be a law that no deformed child shall live, but that on the ground of an excess in the number of children, if the established customs of the state forbid this (for in our state population has a limit), no child is to be exposed, but when couples have children in excess, let abortion be procured before sense and life have begun; what may or may not be lawfully done in these cases depends on the question of life and sensation.” 350 B.C. Aristotle, Politics, 7.16 Translated by Benjamin Jowett cited from www.classics.mit.edu/Aristotle/politics.7.seven

As to the exposure and rearing of children, let there be a law that no deformed child shall live, but that on the ground of an excess in the number of children, if the established customs of the state forbid this (for in our state population has a limit), no child is to be exposed, but when couples have children in excess, let abortion be procured before sense and life have begun; what may or may not be lawfully done in these cases depends on the question of life and sensation. Aristotle, Politics, VII. xvi; cited from classics.mit.edu/Aristotle/politics.7.seven.html

Athenagoras

“How, then, when we do not even look on, lest we should contract guilt and pollution, can we put people to death? And when we say that those women who use drugs to bring on abortion commit murder, and will have to give an account to God s for the abortion, on what principle should we commit murder? For it does not belong to the same person to regard the very foetus in the womb as a created being, and therefore an object of God's care, and when it has passed into life, to kill it; and not to expose an infant, because those who expose them are chargeable with child-murder, and on the other hand, when it has been reared to destroy it. But we are in all things always alike and the same, submitting ourselves to reason, and not ruling over it.” Athenagoras, A Plea for the Christians 35.4 http://www.priestsforlife.org/magisterium/earlychurchfathers/athenagoras.html
“What reason would we have to commit murder when we say that women who induce abortions are murderers, and will have to give account of it to God? For the same person would not regard the fetus in the womb as a living thing and therefore an object of God’s care and then kill it]….But we are altogether consistent in our conduct. We obey reason and do not override it.

Athenagoras, Legatio 35 www.priestforlife.org/magisterium/earlychurchfathers
“And when we say that those women who use drugs to bring on abortion commit murder, and will have to give an account to God for the abortion, on what principle should we commit murder? For it does not belong to the same person to regard the very fetus in the womb as a created being, and therefore an object of God’s care, and when it has passed into life, to kill it; and not to expose them are chargeable with child-murder, and on the other hand, when it has been reared to destroy it.” Athenagoras, “A Plea for the Christians” 35 (ANF 2, 147).

How, then, when we do not even look on, lest we should contract guilt and pollution, can we put people to death? And when we say that those women who use drugs to bring on abortion commit murder, and will have to give an account to God s for the abortion, on what principle should we commit murder? For it does not belong to the same person to regard the very foetus in the womb as a created being, and therefore an object of God's care, and when it has passed into life, to kill it; and not to expose an infant, because those who expose them are chargeable with child-murder, and on the other hand, when it has been reared to destroy it. But we are in all things always alike and the same, submitting ourselves to reason, and not ruling over it. - Athenagoras, A Plea for the Christians 35.4 ; http://priestsforlife.org/magisterium/earlychurchfathers/athenagoras.html

Augustine

“This proves that you [Manicheans] approve of having a wife, not for the procreation of children, but for the gratification of passion. In marriage, as the marriage law declares, the man and woman come together for the procreation of children. Therefore, whoever makes the procreation of children a greater sin than copulation, forbids marriage and makes the woman not a wife but a mistress, who for some gifts presented to her is joined to the man to gratify his passion.” -Augustine, The Morals of the Manichees: 18:65 cited from www.byzantines.net/misc/ sex.htm#Contraception /Birth%20Control.
Basil, Archbishop of Caesarea

“Let her that procures abortion undergo ten years' penance, whether the embryo were perfectly formed, or not.” The First Canonical Epistle of Holy Father Basil, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia to Amphilochius, Bishop of Iconium. Cited from: www.priestsforlife.org/magisterium/earlychurchfathers/basil.html
Basil

“ She who has intentionally destroyed [the fetus] is subject to the penalty corresponding to a homicide. For us, there is no scrutinizing between the formed and unformed [fetus]; here truly justice is made not only for the unborn but also with reference to the person who is attentive only to himself/herself since so many women generally die for this very reason. Basil, First Letter 2 www.priestforlife.org/magisterium/earlychurchfathers
The woman who purposely destroys her unborn child is guilty of murder. With us there is no nice enquiry as to its being formed or unformed…The destruction of the embryo is an additional crime, a second murder, at all events if we regard it as done with intent. St. Basil of Caesarea, Letter 188.2; cited from www.newadvent.org/fathers/3202188.htm

“She who has intentionally destroyed [the fetus] is subject to the penalty corresponding to a homicide. For us, there is no scrutinizing between the formed and unformed [fetus]; here truly justice is made not only for the unborn but also with reference to the person who is attentive only to himself/herself since so many women generally die for this very reason.” Basil, First Letter 2, Found at http://priestsforlife.org
“…those who give the abortifacients and those who take the poisons are guilty of homicide.” Basil, First Letter 8. Found at http://priestsforlife.org
Basil – “She who has intentionally destroyed [the fetus] is subject to the penalty corresponding to a homicide. For us, there is no scrutinizing between the formed and unformed [fetus]; here truly justice is made not only for the unborn but also with reference to the person who is attentive only to himself/herself since so many women generally die for this very reason.” (To Anfilochius, Bishop of Iconia, First Letter 2, www.priestsforlife.org/magisterium/earlychurchfathers/basil/html.)
Bishop of Arles

“No woman should take drugs for purposes of abortion, nor should she kill her children that have been conceived or are already born. If anyone does this, she should know that before Christ’s tribunal she will have to plead her case in the presence of those she has killed. Moreover, women should not take diabolical draughts with the purpose of not being able to conceive children. A woman who does this ought to realize that she will be guilty of as many murders as the number of children she might have borne.”
-Bishop of Arles, Sermon 44 #2. http://priestsforlife.org/magisterium/earlychurchfathers/caesarius.htm

Clement of Alexandria

“Those who use abortifacient medicines to hide their fornication cause not only the outright murder of the fetus, but of the whole human race as well.” Clement, Paedagogus, 2:10.96.1.

“But what cause is there for the exposure of a child? For the man who did not desire to beget children had no right to marry at first; certainly not to have become, through licentious indulgence, the murderer of his children.” Clement of Alexandria; The Stromata, Book II Chapter XIIX; Editors Alexander Roberts and James Donaldson Ante-Nicene Fathers, volume 2, p.368; Hendrickson Publishers (1994).
“If we should but control our lusts at the start and if we would not kill off the human race born and developing according to the divine plan, then our whole lives would be lived according to nature. Women who resort to some sort of deadly abortion drug kill not only the embryo but, along with it, all human kindness." Clement of Alexandria, Paedagogus, 2.10. Cited from http://www.priestsforlife.org/speakersmanual/ch4theologicalcasechurch.htm.
“If we should but control our lusts at the start and if we would not kill off the human race born and developing according to the divine plan, then our whole lives would be lived according to nature." - Clement of Alexandria, Christ the Educator 2.1O, http://www.all.org
Commodianus

“The enemy has suddenly come flooding us over with war; and before they could flee, he has seized upon the helpless children. They cannot be reproached, although they are seen to be taken captive; nor, indeed, do I excuse them. Perhaps they have deserved it on account of the faults of their parents; therefore God has given them up. However, I exhort the adults that they run to arms, and that they should be born again, as it were, to their Mother from the womb. Let them avoid a law that is terrible, and always bloody, impious, intractable, living with the life of the beasts; for when another war by chance should be to be waged, he who should be able to conquer or even rightly to know how to beware.” Commodianus, The Instructions of Commodianus 51, http://www.ccel.org/fathers2/ANF-04/anf04-38.htm
Didache

“Do not murder a child by abortion or kill a newborn infant.” Didache, 2.2.

“Do not murder a child by abortion or kill a newborn infant.” The Didache 2.2; Kurt Niederwimmer The Didache, A Commentary; Ausburg Fortress (1998)
Minucius Felix Octavius

“There are some women who, by drinking medical preparations, extinguish the source of the future man in their very bowels, and thus commit a parricide before they bring forth. And these things assuredly come down from the teaching of your gods.” Minucius Felix Octavius 3O (in Roberts and Donaldson, 4:192). http://www.all.org/issues/ab99x.htm
Jerome

“You may see many women widows before wedded, who try to conceal their miserable fall by a lying garb. Unless they are betrayed by swelling wombs or by the crying of their infants, they walk abroad with tripping feet and heads in the air. Some go so far as to take potions, that they may insure barrenness, and thus murder human beings almost before their conception. Some, when they find themselves with child through their sin, use drugs to procure abortion, and when (as often happens) they die with their offspring, they enter the lower world laden with the guilt not only of adultery against Christ but also of suicide and child murder.” –Jerome, Letter XXII.13 To Eustochium, Available at: www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/npnf206.v.XXII.html. 33
“Some go so far as to take potions, that they may insure barrenness, and thus murder human beings almost before their conception. Some, when they find themselves with child through their sin, use drugs to procure abortion, and when (as often happens) they die with their offspring, they enter the lower world laden with the guilt not only of adultery against Christ but also of suicide and child murder.”
-Jerome, Epistula 22. http://priestsforlife.org/magisterium/earlychurchfathers/jerome.html

“You may see many women widows before wedded, who try to conceal their miserable fall by a lying garb. Unless they are betrayed by swelling wombs or by the crying of their infants, they walk abroad with tripping feet and heads in the air. Some go so far as to take potions, that they may insure barrenness, and thus murder human beings almost before their conception. Some, when they find themselves with child through their sin, use drugs to procure abortion, and when (as often happens) they die with their offspring, they enter the lower world laden with the guilt not only of adultery against Christ but also of suicide and child murder.” Jerome, Epistula 22. Found at http://priestsforlife.org

“You may see many women widows before wedded, who try to conceal their miserable fall by a lying garb. Unless they are betrayed by swelling wombs or by the crying of their infants, they walk abroad with tripping feet and heads in the air. Some go so far as to take potions, that they may insure barrenness, and thus murder human beings almost before their conception. Some, when they find themselves with child through their sin, use drugs to procure abortion, and when (as often happens) they die with their offspring, they enter the lower world laden with the guilt not only of adultery against Christ but also of suicide and child murder.” Jerome, Epistula 22, www.priestforlife.org

. “You may see a number of women who are widows before they are wives. Others, indeed, will drink sterility [oral contraceptives] and murder a man not yet born, [and some commit abortion].” -Jerome, Letters: 22:13 cited from www.byzantines.net/misc/sex.htm#Contraception /Birth%20Control.
John Chrysostom

“For I have no name to give it, since it does not take off the thing born, but prevent its being born. Why then dost thou abuse the gift of God, and fight with His laws, and follow after what is a curse as if a blessing, and make the chamber of procreation a chamber for murder, and arm the woman that was given for childbearing unto slaughter?” John Chrysostom, Homily 24 on Romans cited from http://www.all.org/issues/ab99x.htm.
Joseph Flavius

“The Law orders all the offspring to be brought up, and forbids women either to cause abortion or to make away with the foetus; a woman convicted of this is regarded as an infanticide, because she destroys a soul and diminishes the race.” –Josephus Flavius (Against Apion II. 24) cited in H. St. J. Thackeray, Josephus in Nine Volumes: I The Life Against Apion (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926), 373

Justinian

“Because the thing is a bad example, lower-class people who give a drink to cause an abortion or to excite passion (although they do not do it deceitfully), are to be condemned to the mines, and more distinguished persons to be relegated to an island and deprived of a part of their wealth. If by this drink a woman or a man has died, they are condemned to capital punishment.” Justinian, Digest 48.19.38.5, http://www.priestsforlife.org/magisterium/earlychurchfathers/justinian.html

“Because the thing is a bad example, lower-class people who give a drink to cause an abortion or to excite passion (although they do not do it deceitfully), are to be condemned to the mines, and more distinguished persons to be relegated to an island and deprived of a part of their wealth. If by this drink a woman or a man has died, they are condemned to capital punishment.” Justinian -Digest 48.19.38.5 Cited from: www.priestsforlife.org/magisterium/earlychurchfathers/justinian.html
Lactantius

“Therefore, let no one imagine that even this is allowed, to strangle newly-born children, which is the greatest impiety; for God breathes into their soul for life and not for death.” Lactantius “The Divine Institutes: 6.20 (ANF 7, 187).
Maximus of Turin

Maximus of Turin – Not yet born, already John prophesies and, while still in the enclosure of his mother’s womb, confesses the coming of Christ with movements of joy – since he could not do so with his voice. Sermon 5.4i
Octavius

“There are some [pagan] women who, by drinking medical preparations, extinguish the source of the future man int their very bowels and thus commit a parricide before they bring forth. And these things assuredly come down from the teaching of your [false] gods…. To us [Christians] it is not lawful either to see or hear of homicide.” Octavius, 30 [A.D. 226], http://www.catholic.com/library/Abortion.asp. (18 April 2006)
Plato

“However, I think that when women and men have passed the age of having children, we’ll leave them free to have sex with whomever they wish, with these exceptions: For a man—his daughter, his mother , his daughter’s children, and his mother’s ancestors; for a woman—her son and his descendants, her father and his ancestors. Having received these instructions, they should be very careful not to let a single fetus see the light of day, but if one is conceived and forces its way to the light, they must deal with it in the knowledge that no nurture is available for it.” Plato: Complete Works. John M. Cooper, ed. Indianapolis, IN; Hacket Publishing Co, Inc. (1997), p. 1088.

“This applies, however, only to those who are within the specified age: after that we allow them to range at will, except that a man may not marry his daughter or his daughter's daughter, or his mother or his mother's mother; and women, on the other hand, are prohibited from marrying their sons or fathers, or son's son or father's father, and so on in either direction. And we grant all this, accompanying the permission with strict orders to prevent any embryo which may come into being from seeing the light; and if any force a way to the birth, the parents must understand that the offspring of such an union cannot be maintained, and arrange accordingly.” 360 B.C. Plato, The Republic V Translated By Benjamin Jowett cited from www.classics.mit.edu/Plato/republic.6.v
Philo of Alexandria

“But if any one has a contest with a woman who is pregnant, and strike her a blow on her belly, and she miscarry, if the child which was conceived within her is still unfashioned and unformed, he shall be punished by a fine, both for the assault which he committed and also because he has prevented nature, who was fashioning a preparing that most excellent of all creatures, a human being, from bringing him into existence. But if the child which was conceived had assumed a distinct shape in all its parts, having received all its proper connective and distinctive qualities, he shall die; for such a creature as that is a man, whom he has slain while still in the workshop of nature, who had not thought it as yet a proper time to produce him to the light, but had kept him like a stature lying in a sculptor’s workshop, requiring nothing more than to be released and sent out into the world.” –Philo of Alexandria (De Specialibus Legibus III.XIX [108]) cited in C.D. Yonge, The Works of Philo (Peabody: Hendrickson Publishers, 1993), 605
Saint Basil the Great

"She who has deliberately destroyed a fetus has to pay the penalty of murder.... here it is not only the child to be born that is vindicated, but also the woman herself who made an attempt against her own life, because usually the women die in such attempts. Furthermore, added to this is the destruction of the child, another murder." - Saint Basil the Great -Letter 188:2 http://www.byzantines.net/misc/ABORTION.HTM
"She who has deliberately destroyed a fetus has to pay the penalty of murder...here it is not only the child to be born that is vindicated, but also the woman herself who made an attempt against her own life, because usually the women die in such attempts. Furthermore, added to this is the destruction of the child, another murder... Moreover, those, too, who give drugs causing abortion are deliberate murderers themselves, as well as those receiving the poison which kills the fetus."  St. Basil the Great, Letter 188:2, www.religioustolerance.org/abo_hist.htm
"She who has deliberately destroyed a fetus has to pay the penalty of murder...here it is not only the child to be born that is vindicated, but also the woman herself who made an attempt against her own life, because usually the women die in such attempts. Furthermore, added to this is the destruction of the child, another murder... Moreover, those, too, who give drugs causing abortion are deliberate murderers themselves, as well as those receiving the poison which kills the fetus." St. Basil the Great Letter 188:2, 8. http://www.religioustolerance.org/abo_hist.htm

Tertullian

"...we are not permitted, since murder has been prohibited to us once and for all, even to destroy ...the fetus in the womb. It makes no difference whether one destroys a life that has already been born or one that is in the process of birth." Tertullian: Apologia 9:7-8 http://www.religioustolerance.org/abo_hist.htm
Tertullian – It is not permissible for us to destroy the seed by means of illicit manslaughter once it has been conceived in the womb, so long as blood remains in the person.ii

Tertullian – “It is not permissible for us to destroy the seed by means of illicit manslaughter once it has been conceived in the womb, so long as blood remains in the person.” (Apologia, cap 25, line 42, www.priestsforlife.org/magisterium/earlychurchfathers/tertullian.htm.)

". . .we [Christians] may not destroy even the unborn child in the womb, while as yet that human being derives blood from its mother's body for sustenance. To hinder a birth is merely a speedier man-killing. It does not matter whether you take away a life that is born, or destroy one that is coming to birth. That which is going to be a human being is already a human being; in the seed you already have the fruit." - Tertullian, Apology 9; http://priestsforlife.org/newsletters/v1n2spring91.html#tertullian

“The embryo therefore becomes a human being in the womb from the moment that its form is completed. The law of Moses, indeed, punishes with due penalties the man who shall cause abortion, inasmuch as there exists already the rudiment of a human being, which has imputed to it even now the condition of life and death, since it is already liable to the issues of both, although, by living still in the mother, it for the most part shares its own state with the mother. The distinction in penalties for the abortion of a formed versus an unformed fetus is apparently reflected in a statement in the Apostolic Constitutions also. There we read: "Thou shall not slay thy child by causing abortion, nor kill that which is begotten; for 'everything that is shaped, and has received a soul from God, if it be slain, shall be avenged, as being unjustly destroyed"' – Tertullian, Treatise on the Soul 37, http://www.all.org
Didache

Didache Apostolorum. Translated by Funk, "Patres Apostolici," V, 2.

You shall not kill by abortion the fruit of the womb and you shall not murder the infant already born.
Tertullian

The Apology, Chapter IX. http://www.ccel.org/fathers2/ANF-03/anf03-05.htm#P253_53158.

In our case, murder being once for all forbidden, we may not destroy even the foetus in the womb, while as yet the human being derives blood from other parts of the body for its sustenance. To hinder a birth is merely a speedier man-killing; nor does it matter whether you take away a life that is born, or destroy one that is coming to the birth. That is a man which is going to be one; you have the fruit already in its seed.

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