Thursday, December 8, 2011
Super Pro Life Fetal Development Video
Because I get many hits on this blog by people searching for prenatal development terms such as "15 week fetus," "9th week of pregnancy," and "abortion in first trimester," I decided to post a link to a video I discovered on YouTube. It's packed with information on the development of an unborn baby.
The video is, "The Case Against Abortion:Prenatal Development." I found the music jarring and turned it down, but the information is good. The video shows pictures of embryos and fetuses and discusses information such as when the heart begins beating, brain development, thumb sucking, and more.
Quick Quiz - What's the difference between an embryo and a fetus? A baby is called an embryo up until the eighth week after conception. From then on, he or she is a fetus. (That fact's not in the vid. That's just my little courtesy aside.)
Most people watching this will be surprised to see that this new little embryo is not just a "clump of cells."
Anyway- do watch, and show it to anyone wondering what a baby in the womb looks like at 28 days, 39 days, 46 days, 7 weeks, and 9 weeks. I hope you'll read the facts presented and think about them. It's good to be informed.
Now, I'm interjecting myself. Getting away from the film content.
I've heard the argument- "Women should have the right to do what they want with their bodies."
No- That doesn't fly.
The baby is a distinct human being.
He's an organism distinct from his mother. (Separate DNA than hers. Separate heart, arms, legs, etc. He's not part of her body.)
He's human. (He has human DNA. Humans produce other humans. We learned that in kindergarten science.)
He's alive. (He's growing and developing. So we know he's not dead.)
And I haven't even gotten into the religious arguments.
No photo today, because I'm encouraging you to go watch the video. :)
Okay, maybe just one little photo.