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 …Continue reading "BBC’s “Inside the Human Body” shows amazing in utero development of human face"
Week 2: By 2 or 2 1/2 weeks, the formation of 3 tissues called ectoderm, endoderm and mesoderm give rise to numerous structures that will later develop! These include the brain, spinal cord, the liver, pancreas, the heart, blood cells and more structures. Stay tuned…by week 3, the heart begins to beat. #40weeks40facts Please share …Continue reading "Here goes fact #2!"
The development of human beings in the womb is fascinating. So for the next 40 weeks, we will share 1 fact per week about a baby’s life in the womb. Please share with your friends to help inform the public just how beautiful life is (especially pregnant friends who would like to know about the …Continue reading "Week 1: A new human life is conceived!"
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 …Continue reading "At 15 weeks, unborn babies have already reached major developmental markers"
By Liana Joy, Secular Pro-Life “It’s just a clump of cells, not a baby.” Most pro-lifers won’t go more than a month or two without hearing this stubborn phrase. Pro-choicers often chant it as a one-liner to shoot down a pro-lifer’s honest argument or just to express their unyielding abortion support. In cases where they actually …Continue reading "How to respond to the pro-abortion ‘It’s just a clump of cells’ argument"
By Bonnie Finnerty, Education Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation While the celestial heavens and the deepest pockets of the ocean remain mysterious to us on many levels, modern technology has made them less so, providing new and fascinating insights that we once lacked. The same is true of another once baffling frontier: the womb. Although it …Continue reading "Following the actual science leads inevitably to a pro-life conclusion"
Thank you to all who have followed week by week. Once you are at weeks 39 or 40, your baby is more than ready to be delivered. But only 5% of babies are born on their due date, so this might not be the end yet! They are likely the size of a watermelon at …Continue reading "This is the end of our #40weeks40facts campaign!!"
Weeks 37 & 38: The baby is about the size of a honeydew melon at 6.5 lbs! The child is now considered full term & will be out any minute. The lungs are very capable of adjusting to life outside the womb. The eye color might still change, due to a lack of pigment. #40weeks40factsContinue reading "Facts 37 & 38 of 40 Weeks 40 Facts"
Weeks 37 and 38: The baby is about the size of a honeydew melon at about 6 and a half pounds…but he will gain half a pound a week! The child is now considered “full term” and will be out any minute. The baby’s lungs are more than likely capable of adjusting to life outside …Continue reading "Facts 37 and 38 for the 37th and 38th weeks of development inside the womb."
Weeks 35-36. By 35 weeks, the baby has a firm hand grasp. Currently, she has 15% of her body fat, which will get to be around 30% by birth. She also begins to lose some of the fine hairs covering the body. Imagine a bunch of bananas—that is how big the baby is! #40weeks40factsContinue reading "Facts 35-36 of 40 Weeks 40 Facts"
Week 34: As the baby gets bigger, there is less space to move around! He is moving closer down to the pelvis to prepare for delivery. At ~5 lbs the child continues to gain weight. Keep talking to baby, especially in high pitched tones—he can hear you very well #40weeks40factsContinue reading "Fact 34 of 40 Weeks 40 Facts"
By Sarah Terzo Pro-abortion authors Harold J Morowitz and James S Trefil wrote about an embryo’s brain: “… All three regions of the brain develop together, and the cells that will give rise to all of them are clearly visible in the four-week embryo… “The development of the brain is a smooth continuum, with no place …Continue reading "Pro-abortion authors describe brain development of preborn baby"