The last occurrence from Luke is in Acts 7:19: "[The godless Pharaoh] dealt deceitfully with our people and mistreated our fathers, forcing them to put out their young children, that they might not live." This verse is describing the infanticide that occurred while the people of Israel were enslaved in Egypt.
The same word is used for an unborn baby, a newborn baby and young children because God sees them all the same—as people bearing His image and likeness worthy of all rights and dignity. In Elizabeth's womb is a human being made by God, bearing the image and likeness of God, deserving of all of the dignity and value we ascribe to all other human life. This shows that a baby in a womb is a baby. A baby in a womb is known by God as John was, named by God as John was, can be predestined and chosen for salvation as John was, and can be filled by the Holy Spirit as John was (Luke 1:15).
Elizabeth's baby has a name. He is filled with the Holy Spirit. He worships. He is alive. God is the Author of life, and only He has the right to define when life begins.
Contrary to what God declares, many cultures, courts and countries try to differentiate between a newborn baby and an unborn baby. One gets full civil and human rights, but the other does not. But it is impossible to read the Bible and not see life in the womb as anything less than human being.
Of course, this is an emotional and devastating subject that haunts many who have an experience with abortion. For everyone who has participated in this act, there is grace, love, forgiveness, mercy and healing available through Jesus Christ as well as hope for an eternal reunion with their unborn child in God's presence."