Fetal parts are identifiable at 9 weeks

From a textbook on how to do abortions:

“Very small embryo-fetal parts may be apparent at 9 weeks’ gestations and become easier to identify thereafter.”

Karen Meckstroth MD, MPH, and Maureen Paul MD, MPH, “First-Trimester Aspiration Abortion,” Management of Unintended and Abnormal Pregnancy. Ed. Paul, Lichtenberg, Borgatta, Grimes, Stubblefield and Creinin. (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), 149.

9 week old preborn baby
9 week old preborn baby

She is probably counting 9 weeks from the last menstrual cycle. The picture above is of the 9-week-old fetus, counting by conception. Below is a picture of what a 9-week-old fetus would look like when counted from the last menstrual period. As you can see, he also has parts.


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Author: TA Smith

Sarah Terzo is a pro-life writer and blogger. She is on the board of The Consistent Life Network and PLAGAL +

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