It seems that before descent into the womb there are no babies according to the pali canon.
yes. & descent into the womb occurs at conception
It is in the vinaya. (if you count that as a sutta)salayatananirodha wrote: ↑Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:21 amThere is this; it's not a sutta, but it's an āgama. https://suttacentral.net/ea21.3/en/huye ... b-pasadika
I don't think abortion is ever referred to in the suttas.
The usual definition for conception is the uniting of the egg and sperm which happens before the descent into the womb.
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