By Elijah Thompson Editor’s note. In this latest installment of what appeared a year ago in NRL News Today, we’ve chosen a very well done critique of the nonsense that life does not begin at conception. It first appeared at “The Fetal Position” and is reposted with permission. Occasionally a pro-choice person will give me …Continue reading "A Pro-Life Response to criticism that it is “unscientific” to say “human life begins at fertilization”"
Week 23: The baby is about the size and has the proportions of a newborn now, but still needs to bulk up a little! With the brain developing more every day, basic life functions are also developing. The baby can breathe, thanks to a substance called surfactant which enables the air sacs to inflate and …Continue reading "Fact 23 for the 23rd week of development"
By Dave Andrusko Like so many of other grandparents, my wife and I eagerly view the photos our middle daughter sends us of her young son, now almost two. 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 two months. …Continue reading "Ingeniously documenting the continuity of human life from the beginning up to and beyond birth"
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 pace. …Continue reading "16th week of development inside the womb!"
By Secular Pro-Life Reposted with permission. If you haven’t already, you should really read Biologists’ Consensus on ‘When Life Begins’, a dissertation by Steve Jacobs out of the University of Chicago. This blog post is going to be long, so here’s the summary: Most Americans think “When does human life begin?” is an important question …Continue reading "Even very pro-choice biologists acknowledge a human life begins at fertilization"
By Right to Life UK A pro-life children’s book has been published which teaches children that life begins at fertilisation. Authors Brooke Stanton and Christiane West published the colorfully illustrated children’s book “When You Became You” in November 2020. They said the book “takes you on a scientific journey through the stages of a human …Continue reading "Youngsters informed that ‘life begins at fertilisation’ in new children’s book"
Week 18: By this time, movement, breathing activity, and heart rate start to follow circadian rhythms. Ultrasounds can start to detect a distinct movement in the baby’s voice box (also called larynx), which is similar to motions made during speaking. At just 18 weeks, children in the womb are very much developed human beings. Abortion …Continue reading "Fact #18 is underway!"
Week 17: This baby is about the size of an avocado, and could fit in the palm of your hand. The baby’s heart beats twice as fast as ours, at about 150 beats per minute. In order to generate heat in the body, brown fat must be deposited. This is a special type of fat …Continue reading "Here goes fact #17 for the 17th week of development inside the womb!"
This baby is about the size of an avocado and could fit in the palm of your hand. The baby’s heart beats twice as fast as ours, at about 150 beats per minute. #40weeks40factsContinue reading "Week 17 of #40Weeks40Facts"
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 …Continue reading "The marvelously complicated development of a baby only half-way through her journey"
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 "“Just the Facts” of fetal development make a powerful case for life"