“Qui in utero est, pro jam nato habetur quoties de ejus commodo quaeritur” Translation: He who is in the womb, is considered as born, whenever it is for his benefit.
How can there even be room for abortion in this maxim? The pre-born is fully protected under this maxim. The ‘foetus’ is considered as a baby whenever it is threatened. It is therefore not considered part of the woman’s body but separate since it is distinct from the mother.
This maxim protects the most vulnerable and defends them whenever they can be in danger therefore protecting life from the beginning in the mother’s womb. Killing a baby would be considered murder and therefore be under the death penalty. This maxim is totally in accord with the Bible:
“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.” Exodus 21:22-25
The Bible too protects the unborn by giving a severe penalty to those who will hurt or injure the unborn or might even kill it. The Bible is all about the preservation and protection of life for the just and innocent in a society.