Category Archives: Fetal Development

By 5 weeks, preborn baby has heart and developing brain

On fetal development: “By the time a woman confirms that she is pregnant, at five weeks, the baby is already 1/3 inch tall, with a steadily beating heart, a developing brain and nervous system. The first brain waves can be … Continue reading

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Preborn baby can sense how mother feels

From an article in the Milwaukee –Wisconsin Journal Sentinel: “Science has learned that a developing fetus receives messages from the mother, everything from hearing mom’s heartbeat to the music she might direct toward her belly. But a new study in the … Continue reading

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Before birth, baby has 10 trillion cells

William M Connolly, who has studied embryology, says: “Time–Life estimates the mature human body has 100 trillion cells. Scientists tell us each cell performs more than 1 trillion biochemical reactions per second. Before birth, the fetus has, perhaps, 10 trillion … Continue reading

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Geneticist on the complexity of newly conceived human

Dr. Hymie Gordon, chief geneticist at the Mayo Clinic, said that the complexity of the zygote (the human right after conception) “is so great that it is beyond our comprehension.” Thomas W Hilgers, Dennis J Horan Abortion and Social Justice … Continue reading

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Amicus brief on fetal development submitted to the Supreme Court

Amicus brief submitted to the Supreme Court before Roe V Wade, submitted on October 1971 by a group of 220 physicians, scientists, and professors: “In its seventh week [the preborn child] bears the familiar external features and all the internal … Continue reading

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Baby in womb reacts to bright lights

Professor William Brennan recalls the following story about how a preborn baby reacts to bright lights: “A dramatic example of how early the unborn baby responds to painful stimulus was revealed in the television special The Miracle Months, which features films … Continue reading

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Dr. Albert W. Liley on quickening and abortion

Dr. Albert W. Liley, a widely recognized authority in fetal medicine, explains why conception, not quickening, should be the deciding factor in when a preborn baby should be protected: “Historically, “quickening” was supposed to delineate the time when the fetus … Continue reading

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Voices are learned by babies in the womb

In the article “Fetal Psychology” scientists explain how a baby learns to differentiate between voices while in her mother’s womb. This article appeared in the reputable publication Psychology Today. “Along with the ability to feel, see, and hear comes the capacity to … Continue reading

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Baby performs tactile stimulation to develop brain

A psychologist talking about how a baby’s brain develops in the uterus remarks on what a preborn baby does: Heidelise Als, Ph.D., a developmental psychologist at Harvard Medical School, is fascinated by the amount of tactile stimulation a fetus gives … Continue reading

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Preborn baby can feel, dream, enjoy being read to

From an article in Psychology Today. showing that a preborn baby in the womb enjoys being read to:  A new wave of research suggests that the fetus can feel, dream, even enjoy The Cat in the Hat. The abortion debate may … Continue reading

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