Exodus 21:22-27

  1.  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. (A Civil suit in court for money.)
  2. And if [any] mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life,
  3. Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,
  4. Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.
  5. And if a man smite the eye of his servant, or the eye of his maid, that it perish; he shall let him go free for his eye's sake.
  6. And if he smite out his manservant's tooth, or his maidservant's tooth; he shall let him go free for his tooth's sake. (If there are criminal charges the punishment is to fit the crime.)

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Question 42: If, in Exodus 21:21-23, If there is a fight and a woman is injured to the extent that she loses her unborn child, God requires capital punishment in the case of 'accidental' abortion, surely His penalty for premeditated abortion can be no less for those who are party to the murder.



  Well that was just the best understanding at that time. The Supreme Court has clarified the issue and now a woman has the right to abortion on demand.