one more thing worth noting:
http://www.religioustolerance.org/jud_abor.htm says of Ex 21:22:
“hat biblical passage outlines the Mosaic law in a case where a man is responsible for causing a woman’s miscarriage, which kills the fetus If the woman survives, then the perpetrator has to pay a fine to the woman’s husband. If the woman dies, then the perpetrator is also killed. This indicates that the fetus has value, but does not have the status of a person.”
-as a Christian and not a Jew I still find this hard to ignore. However, I will not observe the writings of the Talmud or course, but their understanding of the Hebrew Bible often surpasses many-a-Christian.