Abortion Myth #2
It’s not a baby. It’s just a blob of tissue.
Science has shown that from the moment of conception the unborn child is very complex, possessing all of the genetic material he will ever have. At the earliest stage at which abortions are performed, the unborn child already has every body part he will ever have, and because his heart is pumping blood by day 21, it is possible to listen to his beating heart at that time.(1) Brain waves can be detected on an Electroencephalogram (EEG) by day forty, which is also prior to surgical abortions.(2)
In the words of Randy Alcorn, "What do we call it when a person no longer has a heart beat or brain waves? Death. What should we call it when there is a heartbeat and there are brain waves? Life. It is an indisputable scientific fact that each and every legal surgical abortion...stops a beating heart and stops already measurable brain waves."(3)
Thanks to modern science which includes 3-D ultrasound technology, the beginning of human life is evident. The unborn child in the womb can be observed throughout pregnancy in stunning detail. For more information on fetal development, click here.
||12-week Fetus||11-week Aborted Fetus
(1) J.M. Tanner, G. R. Taylor, and the Editors of Time-Life Books, Growth, New York: Life Science Library, 1965, p.
(2) H. Hamlin, "Life or Death by EEG," JAMA, Oct. 12, 1964, p. 120
(3) Alcorn, Randy. Prolife Answers to Prochoice Arguments. Oregon: Multnohma Publishers, Inc., 2000.