“Does the Bible Support Abortion?” letter

“One of the few biblical passages that approaches the status of the fetus is Exodus 21:22-25, which reads:

“When men strive together, and hurt a woman with child, so that there is miscarriage, and yet no harm follows, the one who hurt her shall be fined according as the woman’s husband shall lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. If any harm follows, then you shall give life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.”

This passage allows only for the punishment of a man who injures a woman causing her to miscarry. However, a careful scrutiny of these verses uncovers a startling revelation. A miscarriage is punishable only by a fine, yet if there is any further harm, such as the death of the woman, the penalty is life for life! The implication of this passage is clear—the life of the unborn child is not accorded anywhere near the same status as the life of the woman. To put it another way, the man who causes a woman to miscarry is guilty not of murder, but a misdemeanor.[1]

Some skeptics were talking about how, 
 
The bible is also OK with abortion. Been thinking a lot lately about how modern Christianity is some kind of warped canvas for cultural values. It’s a weird hybrid of both ignoring the bible and believing stupid things because they’re in the bible. Especially with all the new technology and philosophical thought, whatever emotional conjecture the Christian can convince themselves is true evolves into the absolute word of God.”
So I checked out some parts skeptics had gathered but they used the KJV which was almost unreadable.  This webite cited above uses a more readable translation of the same passages. Those who are not in favor of abortion are not because it feels gross to them, not because the anciet Hebrews thought so, or God opposed it.  God is either neutral or condoing of it in the bible.
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