Here goes fact #8. Week 8: By the end of 8 weeks, the embryonic period is ended. During this period, the embryo went from 1 single cell to nearly 1 BILLION cells, with 90% of the structures found in ADULTS. This tiny one is largely developed. The formation of the hypothalamus starts, which is a …Continue reading "Fact #8 of 40 Weeks 40 Facts"
By Texas Right to Life A new study from the University of Virginia (UVA) demonstrates what parents have already figured out: babies are born with a unique personality. The research, published in Frontiers in Psychiatry, further demonstrates the sophisticated development of even the youngest babies, showing how unique each human Life is from the very beginning. Entitled, …Continue reading "New study shows babies begin to develop personality before birth"
By David Lejeune, President, James LeJeune Foundation USA Sadly, people with genetic disorders, and Down syndrome in particular, are often aborted simply because of their disability. Many people think that embryos are simply a “blob of cells” and not a distinct human life; or they believe that the value of human life is tied to …Continue reading "Announcing: A new pro-life resource just in time for Down Syndrome Awareness Month!"
By that I mean that, for a long time, I did not know that abortion stops a beating heart. I had no clue that, at just 24 days after conception, the baby’s heart is beating. I wonder right now, in newsrooms across America, how many reporters know that important fact about a preborn child’s development.Continue reading "24 days after conception, the baby’s heart is beating"
By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation As a journalism student, I was taught never assume. Yet, as a radio reporter, when covering the issue of abortion, I assumed that my listeners knew the basics about abortion. The huge irony here is that I myself did not have a fundamental knowledge of abortion–in …Continue reading "The case for life with “just the facts” of fetal development"
Week 5: The embryo’s liver starts to produce blood cells! The stomach, pancreas, small and large intestines, and even reproductive organs are developing, and permanent kidneys appear.Fascinating fact: the skin is transparent because it is only one cell thick. This means that we can SEE the organs developing! The tiny one is about the size …Continue reading "Fact #5 underway!"
By Dave Andrusko 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 …Continue reading "What are pro-abortionists trying to hide? The truth that a baby is a baby is a baby."
That’s you and me at our first moment of existence. By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D. NRL Director of Education & Research When the cell was first discovered (and named) by Robert Hooke in 1665, it was hailed as a major discovery. However it was initially thought to be just a cell wall containing a mass of …Continue reading "The glory of our humanity begins with a single cell"
By Dave Andrusko While we have written extensively about the Texas Heartbeat Law, National Right to Life has also reminded readers that the Supreme Court has already agreed to review Mississippi’s Gestational Age Act. At issue in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is a 2018 law that prohibits abortion after the 15th week with …Continue reading "15 important facts about unborn babies at 15 weeks"
Here goes fact #3! Fun fact: Between fertilization and birth, the heart beats about 54 million times. Wow! Watch this short video about more fetal development in the womb: https://buff.ly/2ZAD2oJ 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 3: The baby’s heart begins its first halting beats as early as 18 days after conception."
By Wesley J. Smith President Joe Biden made an irrational statement the other day about when human life begins, saying at a press conference: I respect those who believe life begins at the moment of conception. I don’t agree, but I respect that. I’m not going to impose that on people. Except this is not …Continue reading "When Human Life Begins Is Not a Matter of ‘Belief’"
Here goes fact #2! 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 …Continue reading "Week 2 of 40 Weeks 40 Facts!"