If I had a dollar for every time I’ve written to make fun of the verbal gymnastics that pro-abortionists routinely employ, I’d be rich. It’s like a vein of gold that you can mine seemingly forever. Only this metal is neither beautiful nor enriches life. Instead, it is used to hide the …
By Paul Stark Editor’s note. This appeared on the blog of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL), National Right to Life’s state affiliate. The pro-life movement is comprised of people of many faiths and no faith. So is MCCL. Ours is not a “religious” position. The facts of science (showing that the unborn is a…
With all the so called “controversy” surrounding the Texas Heartbeat Law, here are some facts about the development (growth) of an unborn child. Note Day 22 and Week 20!
The development of an unborn child from conception to birth
Fertilization! A new, unique human being is formed!
Day 1: fertilization: all human chromosomes are present; unique human life begins.
Day 6: embryo begins implantation in the uterus.
Day 22: heart begins to beat with the child’s own blood, often a different type than the mothers’.
Week 3: By the end of third week the child’s backbone spinal column and nervous system are forming. The liver, kidneys and intestines begin to take shape.
Week 4: By the end of week four the child is ten thousand times larger than the fertilized egg.
Week 5: Eyes, legs, and hands begin to develop.
Unborn baby at approximately 7 weeks after conception.
Week 6: Brain waves are detectable; mouth and lips are present; fingernails are forming.
Week 7: Eyelids, and toes form, nose distinct. The baby is kicking and swimming.
Week 8: Every organ is in place, bones begin to replace cartilage, and fingerprints begin to form. By the 8th week the baby can begin to hear.
Weeks 9 and 10: Teeth begin to form, fingernails develop. The baby can turn his head, and frown. The baby can hiccup.
Weeks 10 and 11: The baby can “breathe” amniotic fluid and urinate. Week 11 the baby can grasp objects placed in its hand; all organ systems are functioning. The baby has a skeletal structure, nerves, and circulation.
Week 12: The baby has all of the parts necessary to experience pain, including nerves, spinal cord, and thalamus. Vocal cords are complete. The baby can suck its thumb.
Unborn baby at approximately 12 weeks.
Week 14: At this age, the heart pumps several quarts of blood through the body every day.
Week 15: The baby has an adult’s taste buds.
Month 4: Bone Marrow is now beginning to form. The heart is pumping 25 quarts of blood a day. By the end of month 4 the baby will be 8-10 inches in length and will weigh up to half a pound.
Week 17: The baby can have dream (REM) sleep.
Week 19: Babies can routinely be saved at 21 to 22 weeks after fertilization, and sometimes they can be saved even younger.
Week 20: At 20 weeks the baby recognizes its’ mothers voice. At 20 weeks, the unborn child is capable of feeling pain. This is also the earliest at which partial-birth abortion is performed. 😥😪
The unborn child at 20 weeks (5 months)
Months 5 and 6: The baby practices breathing by inhaling amniotic fluid into its developing lungs. The baby will grasp at the umbilical cord when it feels it. Most mothers feel an increase in movement, kicking, and hiccups from the baby. Oil and sweat glands are now functioning. The baby is now twelve inches long or more, and weighs up to one and a half pounds.
Months 7 through 9: Eyeteeth are present. The baby opens and closes his eyes. The baby is using four of the five senses (vision, hearing, taste, and touch.) He knows the difference between waking and sleeping, and can relate to the moods of the mother. The baby’s skin begins to thicken, and a layer of fat is produced and stored beneath the skin. Antibodies are built up, and the baby’s heart begins to pump 300 gallons of blood per day. Approximately one week before the birth the baby stops growing, and “drops” usually usually head down into the pelvic cavity.
SOURCE: Diary of an Unborn Child
“In fact, the abortion apologist-in-chief [Biden] wants to codify Roe, making it a matter of federal law“
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Joe Biden seems determined to cement his place in U.S. history as the Abortion President. Not second or third, but the most pro-abortion President ever. So much for his claims of representing Scranton, Pennsylvania values. (He is forever playing up his “blue collar” roots in Scranton, …
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5th Circuit rejects pro-abortion challenges, Texas heartbeat law scheduled to go into effect Wednesday
In spite of a slew of last-ditch pro-abortion efforts, Texas’s SB 8, which prohibits elective abortions after the preborn child’s heartbeat is detectable, is scheduled to go into effect this Wednesday. More than 20 “abortion providers” had filed…
We pick up today where we left off last week in our series of overviews of important amicus briefs filed in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization which the Supreme Court will hear this fall. We began this series on July 22, and it continues to be well received.
The justices will hear the state of Mississippi defend its ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy with very limited exceptions. The law was blocked by Judge Carlton W. Reeves of the Federal District Court in Jackson, Mississippi in 2018…
By Laura Echevarria, Director of Communications and Press Secretary With school just getting back into session in Northern Virginia, it reminds me of what happened once when I was driving home after picking up my son from school. I noticed the car next to ours had a purple and white “pro-choice” bumper sticker on the driver’s …
With pro-life policies being wiped off the books, this administration could cost hundreds of thousands of preborn children their lives in the coming years of the Biden presidency. Along with them, countless women will be left living in deep regret. https://buff.ly/3xoHTbs
By Dave Andrusko Off the top of your head, what would you say to sentiments (accurately) captured in the headline, “Not much has changed in decades’ long debate over abortion”? You’d know, of course, that a pro-abortionist would have written the piece that, as it happened, appeared in a Missouri publication, because there has been …