John Piper on Exodus 21:22-25
Here is an excellent short essay for any pro-life biblical scholars who may be viewing this post.
More than once I have interacted with men who use Exodus 21:21-22 to justify abortion, asserting that it places a lesser value on a baby that is (supposedly) miscarried.
However, as John Piper shows, it actually teaches the exact opposite. For when properly translated, it is found to align perfectly with all the rest of the Bible in assuming and teaching that the pre-born are true human beings, endowed with souls, made in the image of God, and therefore of infinite value (Psalm 124, Luke 1:39f, James 2:26).
Accordingly, those who intentionally inflict injury or death on the child are guilty of assault or murder, exposed to judgment, and needy candidates for the mercy and love that God offers them in Christ (Gen. 9:6, John 3:16, Acts 13:39, 1 Cor. 6:11f).
I hope that as the need arises, you will remember and share this practical work of scholarship.