|HLI Research: Fetal Development|
Dignity of the Human Embryo, The
by Angelo Serra
In his encyclical Evangelium vitae, Pope John Paul II condemned this inhuman situation: “Some people try to justify abortion by claiming that the result of conception, at least up to a certain number of days, cannot yet be considered a personal human life” (n. 60). Read More...
From HLI's Pro-Life Talking Points Series
A new human being is created at conception: From the instant the male gamete (sperm) fuses with the female gamete (egg), a unique human being with his or her own DNA, different from those of his mother and father, is present. After fertilization, there are 46 chromosomes (or 47 in the case of Down Syndrome) where there were two sets of 23 chromosomes before. The resulting being is genetically human and alive, and therefore, by standard biological definition, a human being. Read More...
by Brian Clowes
In "Fetal Pain," from his book The Facts of Life, Dr. Brian Clowes discusses topics such as: mercy for all but the preborn; when does fetal pain begin; the battle over partial-birth abortion; what happens to babies after they are killed; and fetal development—the nervous system. For the Table of Contents with links to the full content of the chapter, click here...
Miracle of Fetal Development, The
by Brian Clowes
In "The Miracle of Fetal Development," from his book The Facts of Life, Dr. Brian Clowes discusses topics such as: to what point of fetal development is abortion legal; milestones of fetal development; new and misleading medical terminology; abortionists’ attitude towards third-trimester abortions; and a clear danger to abortionists. For the Table of Contents with links to the full content of the chapter, click here...