By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
Life is all about numbers. SAT scores. Batting averages. Football yardage.
But do you know some of the memorable numbers in the lives of preborn children?
3–the number of weeks when an unborn child’s eyes develop and the heart starts beating
6–the number of weeks an unborn baby’s skeleton is complete and brain waves develop
9–the number of weeks when an unborn baby begins to swallow
11–the number of weeks when an unborn baby begins to suck her thumb
16–the number of weeks when an unborn baby begins kicking
18–the number of weeks when an unborn baby can cry
20–the number of weeks when hair appears on an unborn baby’s head
1 million–the approximate number of unborn children killed by abortion each year.
60 million+–the number of unborn children killed since Roe v. Wade, the tragic U.S. Supreme Court decision which legalized abortion.
The milestones in the development of an unborn child are miraculous. The statistics about abortion are sobering. Share these figures with the young people in your life. They have a right to know.