‘Man. I’m so glad I didn’t miss this.’ I was scared. I didn’t want this life. I didn’t want to be ‘chosen’ for this.’: Mom embraces son’s Down syndrome after admitting fear made her consider abortion
Fear doesn’t talk about the joy that will fill your soul the first time you hold your baby. It doesn’t tell you about the way your smile will spread across your face when you hear him laugh for the first time. It conveniently leaves out the part about the way you’ll burst with pride when she walks confidently and independently into her kindergarten classroom for the first time. It doesn’t tell you that your shirt will be soaked with happy tears as they crown him prom king. Fear doesn’t tell you the truth – that your baby deserves life. Citește mai mult
Judge orders federal gov’t to let abortionists send out pills via webcam
The law cannot require women to consult with a physician in-person to obtain abortion pills while under COVID-19 lockdowns, U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang ruled Monday. Citește mai mult
Fetal development – part 3
Week 3 – heart begins to beat at day 21
Now that the zygote is safely within the uterine lining, forming the circulatory system tops the to-do list. Only 10 days after implantation a heart will begin to beat, at about day 21 or 22 after fertilization (or 5 weeks since last menstrual period).
By week four, this tiny heart is beating up to 121 times per minute.9 It’s a running start with about 54 million heartbeats to go before birth!