New Defender's Study Bible Notes
1:41 filled with the Holy Ghost. Elisabeth was the second to be filled with the Holy Spirit (see Luke 1:15). The babe in her womb, later to be known as John the Baptist, already filled with the Spirit, leaped for joy when he heard Mary’s voice (Luke 1:44). This proves beyond question that a babe in a woman’s womb is already a true human being, capable of emotional expression—joy in this case. Thus abortion is nothing less than taking a human life. As she was filled with the Spirit, Elisabeth also somehow knew that the fruit of Mary’s womb, not yet born, nevertheless was “[her] Lord” (Luke 1:43).