When Does a Fetus Develop a Heartbeat?

Throughout a woman’s pregnancy, her baby undergoes many stages of development in the womb before being born, and among these milestones which indicate life is the fetal heartbeat. When Does a Fetus Develop a Heartbeat? Through the use of ultrasounds, modern science can detect the waves of the baby’s heartbeat as early as three weeks . . . Read more

The Miracle of Fetal Development

There are two ways in which people discuss the time period related to milestones in fetal development: gestational and fertilization age.  These terms can be somewhat confusing since they are based upon different starting points. Fertilization age is a framework of time based upon the point of view of the unborn child.  The gestational (or menstrual) . . . Read more

Fetal Pain is a Reason to End Abortion

Medical experts agree that fetal pain begins at 14 weeks gestation, maybe even as early as 8 weeks. But perhaps the best source for first hand experience with fetal pain is an abortionist. As early as 1976, those performing abortions realized that the procedure is painful for the dying fetus. Abortionist John Szenes describes an unborn . . . Read more

Size of Baby at 12 Weeks Changing Minds on Abortion

One of Human Life International’s most powerful tools in spreading the Culture of Life is “Baby Joshua,” a life-size model of a preborn baby at 12 weeks. This perfectly formed miniature person, his little body curled up and wrapped in a soft cloth, has saved the lives of many babies. He is a witness to . . . Read more

Is a Baby Human from the Beginning?

A New Human Being Is Created at Conception From the instant the male gamete (sperm) fuses with the female gamete (egg), a unique baby human is present, a human being with his or her own DNA, different from those of his or her mother and father. After fertilization, there are 46 chromosomes (or 47 in the . . . Read more