The ultimate reality show? The development of the child in utero

An unborn child’s life is as dramatic as any series you will watch on cable television By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The reality of the hidden life of the unborn child can pop up in the least likely of places. I happened to be watching a “reality show” known for its …

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Here goes fact #16 for the 16th week of development inside the womb!

Week 16: Many parts of the baby’s body are developing at a rapid pace. The retina in the eye now has distinct layers, neuron multiplication in the brain is COMPLETE by this time, AND teeth enamel begins to develop. As for the lower half of the baby’s body, all limbs and joints are now FULLY formed. …

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The marvelously complicated development of a baby only half-way through her journey

By Sarah Terzo By mid-pregnancy the fetus has begun to explore its own body and environment using its hands. It often holds on to the umbilical cord, and when a thumb approaches its mouth, it will turn and begin to make sucking motions with its lips… The fetus is also using its sense of hearing …

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Already at fact #12?! Look at her sucking her thumb!

Week 12: This marks the end of the first trimester of pregnancy! Starting at week 12 to around week 18, bowel movements begin. The material expelled from the fetal colon is called meconium, which is composed of proteins, dead cells from the digestive tract, and enzymes. By this point, the whole body responds to touch …

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Ingeniously documenting the continuity of human life from the beginning up to and beyond birth

By Dave Andrusko Like so many other grandparents, my wife and I eagerly view the photos our middle daughter sends us of her young son. We do so via text every day, so you might think I wouldn’t be amazed how much change there’s been in just the last few months. But I am! When …

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BBC’s “Inside the Human Body” shows amazing 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, it’s a series on “Inside the Human Body” that may be the most captivating of all. Although it first appeared way back, it wasn’t until later …

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At 15 weeks, unborn babies have already reached major developmental markers

By Dave Andrusko On Wednesday we wrote about a press conference held  concerning the reintroduction of the “Protecting Pain-Capable Unborn Children from Late-Term Abortions Act” which surveys show has very strong support among the American people. Pro-life champions Senator Lindsey Graham and Congressman Chris Smith reintroducing this legislation to protect these children from a hideously …

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