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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