A Pro-Life Response to criticism that it is “unscientific” to say “human life begins at fertilization”

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 …

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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 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. …

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Even very pro-choice biologists acknowledge a human life begins at fertilization

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 …

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Youngsters informed that ‘life begins at fertilisation’ in new children’s book

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 …

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Here goes fact #17 for the 17th week of development inside the womb!

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 …

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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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“Just the Facts” of fetal development make a powerful case for life

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 …

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