Saturday, January 22, 2011

Know the truth*

Have you ever held a new born baby? Or even seen one? Felt the delicate way they fit into your shape for support? The miracle of life is one rarely ever fully acknowledged, like the blooming of a flower and the rising of the sun. From the moment of conception, an embryo is something completely unique. Something the world hasn't seen yet. She has her own genetic code, her own personality and features already programmed, ready to come to life.

It has been 38 years since the Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton Supreme Court decisions were handed down, legalising abortion in the USA - abortion for all nine months of pregnancy for any reason. In that time, 52 million babies have been aborted legally. I can't even imagine 52 million babies. I can't imagine 52 million anything.

Here's what I know about unborn babies:

- By day 22, her heart will beat, pumping a blood separate and different to that of her mother's.
- From week 3 to 8, she'll develop major organs, she'll have a face and her own set of fingerprints. She'll be able to hear, she'll respond to her mother's voice.
- By week 9 and 10, she can hiccup.
- By week 12, the baby can experience pain, her vocal cords are complete and she can suck her thumb.
- By week 17, the baby can have dream (REM) sleep.
- Week 20, she recognises her mother's voice.

There are lots of valid reasons for having an abortion, realities that women have to face and make a decision about. But every day there are more and more careless people who use abortions as an easy get-out-of-jail-free card. Know the truth about what you're doing. Legally, that baby isn't a 'person' but scientifically, an unborn child is a human being, completely separate of its mother.

Just know the truth, if you're mature enough to have sex, then be mature enough to stand up to the consequences.

From flickr.com by Leo Reynolds (cc)

2 comments:

  1. nice info...thanks for sharing....

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  2. :) You're welcome.
    Thanks for following. xx

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