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 …Continue reading "Dr. Landrum Shettles on fetal development from third month on"
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 …Continue reading "Amazing Computer Animation Shows In Utero Development of Human Face"
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 …Continue reading "A Pro-Life Response to criticism that it is “unscientific” to say “human life begins at fertilization”"
Pregnancy is a cooperative venture between mother and baby, medical discoveries show Editor’s note. The science of pregnancy gets more and more fascinating. To think of the mother simply ‘hosting’ her baby is so, well, 1973. What’s going on in the womb is really a marvelous co-operative venture that may last a lifetime, as Dr …Continue reading "Together, baby; forever, baby"
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 …Continue reading "Embryologic physiology, not legal opinion, should show when life begins"
Here goes fact #16 for the 16th week of development inside 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 development of their baby!). Week 16: Many parts of the baby’s body are developing at a rapid …Continue reading "16th week of development inside the womb!"
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 …Continue reading "Adorable website helpful to expectant parents"
Editor’s note. The following appears on the webpage of Wisconsin Right to Life. Watch the video below to see the beginnings of life in the womb and the step-by-step process of fetal development. Thanks to National Right to Life for giving us permission to show this video online!Continue reading "Your Baby’s Development Month by Month"
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 "We can make a powerful case for life with “just the Facts” of fetal development"
By Sarah Terzo Here are some of Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary’s definitions of words pertaining to pregnancy and preborn children. Embryo: “The early or developing stage of any organism, especially the developing product of fertilization of the egg. In the human, the embryo is the developing individual from one week after conception to the end …Continue reading "Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary definitions the Supreme Court ignored in Roe v. Wade"
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 …Continue reading "LIFE BEFORE BIRTH: The development of the unborn child"
By Sarah Terzo Pro-life writer Melinda Tankard Reist shares the testimonies of women who regret their abortions in her book Giving Sorrow Words: Women’s Stories of Grief after Abortion. I recommend the book to pro-lifers who want to understand the trauma many women feel after their abortions. The detailed accounts of pain, grief, and loss …Continue reading "Post-abortive woman: ‘I would not have gone ahead if I’d been told the truth’"