Fetus looks human, evokes sympathy, says pro-choice author

From pro-choice author Bonnie Steinbock. on how pictures of unborn babies sway people away from the pro-choice cause:

“By 12 to 14 weeks gestation, a fetus looks human. It evokes in most people the same instinctive responses of protection that newborn babies do.”

Bonnie Steinbock Life before Birth: the Moral and Legal Status of Embryos And Fetuses (New York: Oxford University Press, 1993) 71

Steinbock is not entirely accurate. The unborn baby actually begins to look human much earlier. See this picture of an unborn baby in the 9th week.

10 week legs:

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Author: Sarah

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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