LIFE BEFORE BIRTH: The development of the unborn child

By Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life The life of a human being begins at fertilization (or conception), when a sperm cell fuses with an oocyte (egg) to produce a new human organism. This individual is called a zygote at the one-cell stage of development, an embryo through the first eight weeks, and a fetus from …

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As cute as it gets: Singer lovingly documents wife’s two pregnancies in time-lapse video

By Dave Andrusko I first watched “From Bump to Buzz” a while back and I’ve made it a habit to periodically view the time-lapse video again and again. It’s a delightful 3 minute, 9 second video released online by Tom Fletcher, the lead singer of the British band McFly that documented, virtually every day, the …

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Dr. Landrum Shettles on fetal development from third month on

By Sarah Terzo Dr. Landrum Shettles (“Rites of Life, The Scientific Evidence for Life Before Birth,” Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1983) described the activities and development of the fetus in utero from the third month on, based on his own observations: “Activity is far from merely random, by the end of the [third …

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Amazing Computer Animation Shows In Utero Development of Human Face

By Dave Andrusko Over the years I have been fascinated by the skill of the BBC at offering  absolutely amazing examples of science developed with laypeople in mind. But replete with spectacular graphics, its series a few years back on “Inside the Human Body” may be the most captivating  of all. Although it first appeared …

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A Pro-Life Response to criticism that it is “unscientific” to say “human life begins at fertilization”

By Elijah Thompson Editor’s note. This first appeared at “The Fetal Position” and is reposted with permission. Occasionally a pro-choice person will give me a link to an article attempting to refute the idea that a new human organism begins to exist when the process of conception is successfully completed. There is ample scientific evidence …

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Embryologic physiology, not legal opinion, should show when life begins

By Sarah Terzo Bernard J Ficarra, M.D, who wrote the book Abortion Analyzed, writes about how life begins at conception: “A composite, unified, sacrosanct, unanimity of thought as to when life begins can be determined by studying embryologic physiology. Scientifically acknowledged pronouncements should be more acceptable in determining the onset of human life than legal …

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Adorable website helpful to expectant parents

Editor’s note. This comes from our British friends at the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children–SPUC. An adorable website can help expectant parents track the size of their unborn babies by comparing them to real (or not so real) objects. Babysizer lets the user input how many weeks gestation their baby is at and …

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