This was the cover of LIFE magazine in 1965, 8 years before Roe: “The Drama of Life Before Birth.”
The “classic” arguments from the other side are collapsing under the weight of science. “No one knows when life begins” and “It’s a blob of tissue” are frankly on the wane, especially in the context of surgical abortion, which is how the vast majority of abortions are done today.
The zygote is composed of human DNA and other human molecules, so its nature is undeniably human and not some other species.
The new human zygote has a genetic composition that is absolutely unique from itself, different from any other human that has ever existed, including that of its mother (thus disproving the claim that what is involved in abortion is merely “a woman and her body”).
This DNA includes a complete “design,” guiding not only early development but even hereditary attributes that will appear in childhood and adulthood, from hair and eye color to personality traits.
It is also quite clear that the earliest human embryo is biologically alive. It fulfills the four criteria needed to establish biological life: metabolism, growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction.
The cardiovascular system is the first major system to function. At about 22 days after conception the child’s heart begins to circulate his own blood, unique to that of his mother’s, and his heartbeat can be detected on ultrasound.
Electrical brain activity can be detected at six or seven weeks, and by the end of the eighth week, the child, now known scientifically as a “fetus,” has developed all of his organs and bodily structures.
By ten weeks after conception the child can make bodily movements.
Today, parents can see the development of their children with their own eyes. The obstetric ultra-sound done typically at 20 weeks gestation provides not only pictures but a real-time video of the active life of the child in the womb: clasping his hands, sucking his thumb, yawning, stretching, getting the hiccups, covering his ears to a loud sound nearby– even smiling.
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We’ve been marching for 45 years. Love is our mission…and we won’t stop marching until we end abortion.
Will you join us?
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This #OMariaMail reminded us of why we do what we do. May God be praised now and forever more. ● If you are a woman with a (planned or unplanned) #pregnancy, please do not abort the baby. Let’s talk first. Email us hola@OMariaMedia.org or immediately DM us on Instagram @OMariaMedia.
Share this message with someone who is contemplating an abortion or has already. There is hope. .
Our Lady Undoer of Knots, pray for us.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us. .
. ● Let us pray for #SisterAmaka and all women on the brink of committing an abortion – Hail Mary, full of grace, the LORD is with thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Complete this prayer as your response below.
Join us tonight in praying the #DivineMercyLIVE for you; we pray it daily at 9pm ET. Replay today’s prayer sessions now in our @OMariaMedia live stories.
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Today’s #DigitalBibleStudy from Psalm 56:2-13 by Sister O’Maria reminds: “In God I Trust, I Shall Not Fear!” Pray to the Holy Spirit for the gift of fortitude to stand up for what is right and true regardless of who revolts. Why? Because God is Love. #LoveSavesLives. THIS is #WhyWeMarch this Friday, January 19 with @MarchforLife and friends in #WashingtonDC. You coming?
Read Psalm 56 yourself today • visit our previous post here at @OMariaMedia on the day’s #MassReadings.
God bless @SacredPrint for this lovely “Holy Spirit” pin – love love love it. LOVE saves lives
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