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You were the
human at conception
that you are today.

Nothing less.

 

        "You are you from conception, and that
never changes no matter what physical changes your body takes. And the virile sport in the Mustang driving to work with his muscular forearm tanned and ready for a day's labor has not one microgram more right to his inalienable rights of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness than has the three-months' fetus riding in a sack of water or the vegetable (comatose patient) rotting for 20 years in a gurney bed... How can abortion be anything but fascism again, back as a fad in a new intellectual garb with a new, and more helpless, victim?" –Ken Kesey, author:"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"

      “I see no difference between the early person that you were at conception and the late person you are now.
You were, and are, a human being." …Dr. Jerome LeJeune adds: "It is hard to believe, although beyond any possible doubt, that the whole genetic information necessary and sufficient to build our body and even our brain, the most powerful problem-solving device, even able to analyze the laws of the universe, could be epitomized so that its material substratum could fit neatly on the point of a needle!– World renowned geneticist, the late Dr. Jerome LeJeune

      "As has been known and documented for over a hundred years, and as acknowledged by the International Nomina Embryologica Committee for decades, the immediate product of fertilization (natural or artificial IVF) is a new living human BEING, an individual, an organism. Each of us human beings began as a single cell zygote! This is a basic objective scientific fact, yet this accurate science has been allowed to be cast as just a 'personal opinion', or a 'belief' to be weighed and measured along with other 'personal opinions' and 'beliefs'."
– Dr. Dianne N. Irving, M.A. and Ph.D. scientist, philosopher, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

         Let’s not call them “Persons.” What’s the big deal whether an embryo is a “person” or a “possible person?” Well, in the elite, progressive circles of our society, a “person” is more than a mere “human being”. Dr. Peter Singer of Princeton University has defined the human being in terms of qualities and characteristics of normal adult human beings. Mentally and physically disabled may be defined as humans, but not persons.
        This enlightened thinking takes pro-abortion politics to another level. There are those who insist our government has an obligation to improve society in general by thinning out the least of us. A “person” may not be mutilated and destroyed for experimental research for the greater good of society. A “possible person” may.
       The Unborn in the USA are already being thinned out legally, but anyone who presents a drag on our healthcare system – the mentally ill, drug addicts, Parkinson’s patients or those in a coma are now more likely to be treated as “non-persons” as well. Ironically, they are the very ones hoping to be cured by the promises of experimental research.
        Why does this fallacious national mind set prevail? There is nothing in the U.S. Constitution that denies personhood to the unborn at any stage. But astute proponents of death realize that once the concept of personhood is ever established, the fetus’ right to life would be guaranteed specifically by the Fourteenth Amendment, and the pro-choice case for legalized abortion would collapse!

      Insist on a Sonogram. The ugly truth is leaking out. Watching a fetus sucking its thumb or seeing its beating heart on an ultrasound is not good for business at an abortion clinic. This convincing, visual evidence that a pregnant woman is carrying life ought to be written into law so that a mother can make an informed decision before allowing anyone to so painfully destroy her baby. The ugly reality of abortion was shown in a controversial BBC documentary, “My Foetus”, on May 8th, 2004. It was produced by Julia Black 13 years after she had an abortion at the age of 21, to “demystify what remains one of the most common, yet controversial, medical procedures.”
      In the documentary, you see sonogram images of the fetus’ tiny hands, feet and beating heart, as it sucks its thumb. The film erases any doubt that an abortion involves a living human infant. The doctor in the documentary then proceeds to use a manual suction procedure to remove the fetus before your eyes. The abortion was over in less than three minutes. The film enflamed the abortion debate and created a furor in Britain when it was shown 4 months earlier. Some viewed it as a direct attack on the abortion industry and the “right to choose”.

Stages of preborn:fetus loading…
0 to 28 days: From the first moment every new human
does one thing. It grows. About the 4th and 5th day it implants
in the mother’s womb and asks mom for nourishment by way of a hormonal code.
Day 14: The tiny human produces a hormone that stops mom’s menstrual cycle.
Days 18 to 21: It starts to develop cerebral vesicles, eyes, lungs, intestine and stomach. It’s brain and nervous system has started to develop.
Day 21: the heart begins to beat!
Day 28: Muscles are developing along the future spine.
Arms are budding, and your legs aren’t far behind.

Month 1:
Day 30: The tiny human has grown 10,000 times the original size to 1/4” long. It’s brain now has human proportions. Blood flows in it’s veins but stays separate from Mom’s.
Day 35: Mouth, ears and nose are taking shape. The pituitary gland is forming.
Day 40: Brain waves can be measured by an EEG.
Day 42: Now about 1/2” long, the skeleton is formed. The brain now coordinates movement of muscles and organs. Reflexes are beginning.
If it’s a boy, the penis is forming.
Day 45: There is spontaneous movement. The jaw forms, including teeth buds and gums.
Week 7: Lips are sensitive to touch and ears may resemble family patterns.

Month 2:
The new human is well proportioned and weighs about a gram. Every one of its organs is complete.
Everything is now present that will be found as a full term baby and developed adult. The stomach produces digestive juices. Kidneys begin to function, the liver is making blood cells. Forty muscle sets begin to operate in conjunction with the nervous system. Cartilage begins to change to real bone cells.
Week 8.5: The unique human’s tiny fingerprints are being engraved. It gets the hiccups.
Week 9: Fingers grip around an object placed in its palm. The new human responds to a touch on the sole of the foot by curling its toes, or bending its hips and knees to move away. Thumb sucking begins. Fingernails are forming.
Week 10: The 2.5-inch long body is sensitive to touch all over. The tiny human squints, swallows, puckers up its brow and frowns.
Week 11: It begins to urinate. Ribs are forming rapidly.
It smiles and makes complex facial expressions.

Month 3:
Week 12: The new human kicks, turns its feet, curls and fans its toes, makes a fist, moves its thumbs, bends its wrists, turns its head, opens its mouth, purses its lips.
It practices breathing. The spinal column becomes bony, breasts begin to form.
Week 13: Facial expressions start to resemble the parents. Reflexes are vigorous. Vocal chords are formed. Sex organs are apparent.
Week 14: The heart pumps several quarts of blood every day. Hair begins to grow. Nails are well formed. Neck is formed. Legs and arms lengthen.

 

 

Month 4:
Week 15: The unborn opens its tiny mouth and scratches its chin.
Week 16: Now 6 inches long, the first thin transparent layer of skin begins to replace the temporary protective membrane. Eyes are still closed. Nose, eyes and lips and ears are shaping up. Sex is discernible on ultrasound.
Week 18: It’s able to make a fist, punch and kick.

Month 5:
Week 20: The unborn is about 12 inches long (half its birth height). It weighs about a pound. Mom begins to feel movement. She can feel hiccups. The unborn might sit upright or lounge back with arms folded under its head. It can pedal its legs, make crawling movements, roll over, turn somersaults and swim.
Week 22: The unborn can lift its eyes to eye level and turn them slowly from side to side for long periods of time. The eyes can also dart quickly back and forth. After a couple weeks, the eyes are able to roll up and down and all around.

Month 6:
Week 25: Oil and sweat glands are working. Eyes open as the eyelids become unsealed. Noise may cause blinking. For the last few weeks the new human has had virtually all the neurons its brain will ever have.
The unborn would survive outside the womb if born early. It drinks the amniotic fluid. Variations in heart beat can be recorded.
Week 30: All four of the unborn’s senses are being used: Vision, hearing, taste and touch. It recognizes mom’s voice. Eyes are open and more active, eyelids are fringed with lashes. By the end of the 7th month, the new human may weigh 4 pounds.

Month 8:
Week 35: Skin begins to thicken, with a layer of fat underneath. Antibodies are building up. Taste buds develope.The baby will gain 2 more pounds this month.

Month 9:
Week 38: It’s likely to add only one pound now, essentially a covering of fat to keep warm and look chubby. Face and cheeks fatten up. The baby takes up its position for birth.

Birth: The baby triggers its own labor, usually 255-280 days after conception. Of the 45 generations of cell divisions that happen before adulthood, 41 have already taken place. Only four more will come during the rest of childhood and adolescence.

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