Junk Science In, Junk Prolife Out

Steven Ertelt
October 24, 2013
by Katie McCann | Columbus, OH


The Miracle of Human Development: Life Begins Long Before She's Born

"The life of a baby begins long before he or she is born. A new individual human being begins growing in the mother's uterus at fertilization and, if the baby's life is not interrupted, he or she will someday become an adult man or woman."[1] In 2008, over 43 million unborn babies were killed worldwide.[2] In the United States, over 53 million unborn babies have been killed since abortion was legalized in 1973,[3] and more than 1.2 million are killed each year.[4]

As the world-renowned French geneticist Jerome LeJeune asserted, "To accept the fact that after fertilization has taken place a new human has come into being is no longer a matter of taste or opinion. The human nature of the human being from conception to old age is not a matter of metaphysical contention, it is plain experimental evidence."

Video: Inside pregnancy Weeks 1 to 9 BabyCenter

Within a week of conception, the fertilized egg, known as a blastocyst, will make its way to your uterus. The egg is about the size of a pin tip. In days, the cells of the egg arrange themselves into groupings. The inner cell mass will become your baby; the outer cells will become the amnionic sac and the placenta. The blastocyst then sheds it's protective casing in a process called "hatching", and grows into the lush uterine wall. Around week 5 your developing baby is the size of a sesame seed. The cells that once formed the blastocyst inner cell mass begin organizing and arranging, giving shape to the young embryo and primitive organs. Your baby's brain and spinal cord are visible through his translucent skin.... He's drawing nutrients and oxygen from the newly formed placenta and umbilical cord.... By week 9 the embryonic tail is gone. Your baby's looking more human every day. -copyright BabyCenter LLC 2008

The scientific evidence is beyond dispute:

Nothing magic occurs at birth which suddenly makes an unborn baby human. The baby is the same baby, whether inside or outside the uterus. Every unborn baby is a complete, individual living human being from the earliest moment of his or her existence at fertilization. Unfortunately, in the United States it is legal to kill that developing child by abortion for all nine months of pregnancy for any reason.

LifeNews Note: Katie McCann writes for Ohio Right to Life. This originally appeared at the Ohio Right to Life blog


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