Continued: His consecration came before birth, not after. Luke 1:15 states that John the Baptist was filled with the Holy Spirit "while yet in his mother's womb". There is no biblical evidence of "non-persons" being filled with the Holy Spirit, and John the Baptist was, before he was born. Finally in Galatians 1:15, Paul says that God "set [him] apart even from [his] mother's womb". God's calling comes before birth, and that is of no small significance in the abortion debate.