Already at fact #12?! Look at her sucking her thumb!

Week 12: This marks the end of the first trimester of pregnancy! Starting at week 12 to around week 18, bowel movements begin. The material expelled from the fetal colon is called meconium, which is composed of proteins, dead cells from the digestive tract, and enzymes. By this point, the whole body responds to touch …

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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 development of their baby!). Week 1: A new human life …

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In Utero Development of Human Face captured in Amazing Computer Animation

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 a few years back on “Inside the Human Body” that may be the most captivating  of all. Although it first appeared way …

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A terrific pro-life resource–“The case against abortion: prenatal development”

By Dave Andrusko Without fail, the categories of posts on National Right to Life News Today that receive the most reader response are those especially adroit at combining appeals to the head and to the heart. They come in a variety of packages, limited only by the creator’s creativity. There are those that illustrate that …

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Your Baby’s Development Month by Month

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! An Amazing Journey! LIFE! At the miraculous …

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Doctor compares preborn babies to kids in nursery school

By Sarah Terzo Dr. Frederic Frigoletto, “a pioneer on the frontier of fetal therapy,” describes observing a fetus in utero as “almost like going to a nursery school to watch the behavior of 3-year-olds.” Frederic Frigoletto, quoted in Lucy H. Labson. “Today’s View in Maternal and Fetal Medicine.” Patient Care 1983, p.105. Editor’s note. This …

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Pro-Choicer: women are aware of what is in their wombs

By Sarah Terzo Pro-choice activist Kathleen Reeves writes about laws requiring sonograms before abortions: “I think we can be pretty sure that a woman about to have an abortion is aware of what’s inside her womb. And in case she’s not, the doctors who counsel her before the abortion are perfectly capable of telling her…. …

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The Unborn Children: More Precious Than a Diamond

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation I vividly recall the diamond that my father bought to replace the ring that had been stolen from my mother in a hotel room during their honeymoon. The diamond was small, yet exquisite to my child’s eyes. It was all that my father could afford. I …

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Voyage (“Odysee”) is a must watch video

By Dave Andrusko It’s only a Facebook page (as far as I can tell) named, “Only for Nurses.” But I’m sure they wouldn’t mind if I share it with you. I don’t recall who/what brought me to the computer-generated video that ran under the headline “Amazing Must Watch… And share ” And I’m not entirely …

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Woman-to-woman, we can enlighten minds and soften hearts, and save countless lives

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation I had the distinct privilege of attending a Women’s Conference in central Pennsylvania recently. What struck me was how incredibly enthusiastic the women were when they visited our educational display table. The display included soft-touch fetal models showing a preborn baby’s development. When the conference attendees …

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

By Maria 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 other …

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