A doctor discusses the fetal heart and organs at 4 weeks

In an essay about fetal development, a doctor and scientist wrote:

“The pulsating heart is at first most of all in the service of the rapidly growing brain… With its own growth, the heart acquires a central significance in the vascular system.

At the beginning of the 4th week, the young embryo is about three millimeters in size. Now even a layman has no difficulty in recognizing it as a human being, because brain, spinal cord, heart, viscera with stomach, intestines and liver, as well as the first layouts of upper and lower extremities are discernible. All these organs are already functioning, that is, corresponding to their respective properties that have developed at this stage. We do not find any single functionless organ. All organs as part of the whole exercise formative functions, and in this process, the brain functions as the center of growth.”

E Blechschmidt, MD “Human Being from the Very First” in Thomas W Hilgers, Dennis J Horan, David Mall New Perspectives on Human Abortion (Frederick, Maryland: University Publications of America, Inc., 1981) 18

These facts about fetal development are not newly discovered. Fetal development information has been around for a long time, just ignored and denied by pro-choice activists.

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Baby who survived abortion suffered developmental delay, intracranial bleeding, hydrocephalus, and disfigurement

The book Lime Five recounts the following malpractice case:

“On July 16, 1985, “Lynette” underwent an abortion at a Planned Parenthood facility in Michigan. Prior to the abortion, no ultrasound was performed to determine the gestational age of the fetus. Dr. X ruptured the amniotic sac, then referred Lynette to a hospital where, five days later, she gave birth to a two pound, three and a half ounce premature infant boy. Because of the botched abortion attempt, the baby suffered developmental delay, intracranial bleeding, hydrocephalus, and disfigurement.”

Washtenaw County (MI) Circuit Court Case No. 85–30344 NM

Mark Crutcher Lime 5: Exploited by Choice (Denton, Texas: Life Dynamics, Inc., 1996) 75

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Sidewalk counselor discusses men he sees

Shawn Carney, who helped found 40 Days for Life, wrote about sidewalk counseling and seeing men go in and leave the abortion facilities:

“I’ve been watching fathers driving in and out of abortion facilities for over 10 years now, and my observation is that the body language of the fathers as they drive onto the abortion facility grounds is almost always that of defeat. They do not feel like men on that day.

No matter what their demeanor or attitude – stubborn, angry, determined, resigned, desperate, scared, controlling, sad – my encounters with these men over the years tell me they will eventually comprehend the gravity of what happened in that facility on that day. They will realize they fathered a child who was lost and that the role they played in the abortion leads to pain and regret for them as well as for their wives or girlfriends. Conventional wisdom tells us that abortion is just a women’s issue, something for the mother alone to deal with. I don’t believe that. I know from experience that the conscience of a father will, over time, bear the weight as well.”

David Bereit, Shawn Carney, Cindy Lambert, 40 Days for Life: True Stories from the Movement That Is Changing Hearts and Saving Lives One Prayer at a Time (Nashville, Tennessee: Capella Books, 2013) 104

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Pregnant rape victim traumatized by abortion

A woman who was raped and became pregnant describes her abortion:

“The clinic staff made me feel not only like I was on an assembly line, but if I stopped to look at information, or if I looked like I was scared, and/or having second thoughts, they became impatient. One nurse even raised her voice to me; like how dare I question her.

I barely whimpered — almost like a sad little kitten — and this woman berated me and made me feel so scared and lost…

Physically, the abortion hurt almost to the point [where] I was seeing little white spots on the ceiling and the operating room was beginning to softly spin…

I wanted to scream out, “No!!! Stop!!! You’re hurting me, and you’re killing my baby!!! Please stop!!!”

… Fourteen years later, and I still don’t know if it was a little boy or girl baby I aborted. I’ve often suspected “it” (my baby) was a girl …. I ache to hold my baby. And ache that I cannot.”

This testimony originally appeared on AbortionConcern.org

Quoted in Sarah Terzo “Women pregnant by rape: Abortion ‘just added more layers of trauma’ Live Action News April 18, 2019

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Doctor “attacks” woman who wants to keep her baby with anencephaly

In a booklet meant to encourage women pregnant with disabled or sick babies choose life, Barb wrote about the pressure she came under to abort her son who had anencephaly:

Seven months into the pregnancy I was referred to the high-risk clinic. It was there where I was attacked by a doctor because I decided to keep the baby. My husband did not come with me, so I had nobody to defend me. The doctor basically told me that by keeping this baby I put myself in a great risk of having a lot of things go wrong. He even offered for me to abort that baby at that time. I cried so much when he was telling me this, but he did not seem to care. As I was driving home. I could not stop crying. How could somebody be so cruel? I couldn’t abort this baby. It was a gift from God even if only for a short time. I heard the heartbeat, I felt the movements, how could I just kill an innocent baby?

Bernadette Zambri Hope in Turmoil: A Guide for Decision-Making after Receiving a Difficult Prenatal Diagnosis Regarding Your Baby (2014)

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Pregnant mother given little information about down syndrome

Dee Bird was told her baby had Down syndrome and that she only had a 1% chance of surviving until birth. Abortion was suggested, but Bird decided to have her daughter Amellia. She says:

“As long as Amellia is healthy and strong, she was showing me that she was putting up a fight, to beat those odds, then I wasn’t going to take that away from her.”

Bird says doctors gave her very little support when she decided to carry to term:

“The midwife I was talking to, she was able to give me this folder, like a little binder folder… and another pamphlet on two organizations that deal with pregnancy loss and they help out with funerals, and it’s got all the planning, so I had all the information possible if she didn’t make it, but they weren’t even able to refer me to Down Syndrome Victoria. Everything was worst case scenario and I think that was the hardest thing to deal with.”

Australian show Lateline with Barbara Miller,  22 Nov 2016,

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Former Clinic Worker: Rita

Rita worked as a “counselor” in an abortion clinic. After she left her job, she said:

I was completely driven to help other women to obtain abortions. I was totally invested in keeping abortion safe and legal. I never recognized how pushy and one-sided my counseling was until I became pregnant and wanted a child. Everyone around me was so critical of my own pregnancy. I realized then that I had been the same way toward every pregnant woman who entered our clinic.It’s almost like we needed them to abort so that we could feel better about our own abortions. I was too busy justifying what I had done to be aware that I carried any grief about it.

[Emphasis mine]

Teresa Burke, David C Reardon Forbidden Grief: The Unspoken Pain of Abortion (Springfield, IL: Acorn Books, 2002) 37 –38

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Aborted babies born alive were drowned in saline solution

In North Carolina, a bill protecting babies born alive after late-term abortions passed in the state House and Senate but was vetoed by Governor Roy Cooper. During the testimony for Bill 359, Rep. Pat McElraft spoke about her experiences working at a hospital where a late-term abortionist plied his trade. She testified:

You will hear from opponents of Bill 359 that there is no need for this bill. “We don’t have is happening in North Carolina.” I can testify to the fact that infanticide has happened in North Carolina. I’ve been witness to the results of those late-term abortions.…

There was an abortionist in Jacksonville, North Carolina, who was known nationally for performing late term abortions. We heard of many girls who came from other states to North Carolina — Jacksonville, North Carolina, to have their late-term abortions. Even hitchhiking down from New York, some of them did, to come in…

Those were the days when saline abortions were performed. The salt content of the saline was so strong that it burned the little baby’s skin.

Sarah Terzo “Eyewitness: Babies born alive after abortion were drowned in salineLive Action News April 23, 2019

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Pro-abortion politician admits abortion is killing

Pro-Choice Alabama representative John Rogers, democrat, defends his opposition to a pro-life bill:

“Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later.

You bring them in the world unwanted, unloved, and you send them to the electric chair. So, you kill them now or you kill them later.”

EWAN PALMER “‘SOME KIDS ARE UNWANTED, SO YOU KILL THEM NOW OR YOU KILL THEM LATER’ ALABAMA REP. CRITICIZED OVER ABORTION BAN REMARKS” Newsweek 5/2/19

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Ectopic pregnancy: Pictures of preborn babies

Live Action News ran an article that showed still photos from videos of surgeries for ectopic pregnancy. An ectopic pregnancy happens when a baby starts to grow in a woman’s Fallopian tube instead of her womb. If the tube ruptures, the woman can bleed to death, so the tube, and baby, must be removed.

These pictures, all in the first trimester of pregnancy, show how developed a preborn baby is at an early stage. To learn more about the pictures and see links to the full videos, go here.

Ectopic pregnancy

9 week 

Ectopic pregnancy

9 week 

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10 week

Ectopic pregnancy

10 week 

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11 week

Ectopic pregnancy

11 week 

Ectopic pregnancy

14 week 

Ectopic pregnancy

14 week

Ectopic pregnancy

8 week 

Ectopic pregnancy

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