Abortion Quotes and 4D

>> Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Hey all!

I am taking the liberty of grabbing more of Nicole's work and posting it here (referrencing the previous post).   It is a compilation of quotes that shed light on the humanity of a fetus through the use of 4D technology, an important point for pro-life advocates to establish.  

I hope you find them informative. :-)

 

"By midpregnancy the fetus has begun to explore its own body and environment using its hands. It often holds on to the umbilical cord, and when a thumb approaches its mouth, it will turn and begin to make sucking motions with its lips... The fetus is also using its sense of hearing for orientation. Its most familiar sounds are surely the noises of the mother's digestive system and the swishing from her major blood vessels, but gradually the fetus also begins to perceive the sounds of the mother's world, such as music and the father's voice. The eyes of the fetus are sensitive to light, even though the eyelids are still shut tight..."

-Lennart Nilsson and Lars Hamberger, A Child is Born, 4th edition. New York: Bantum Dell, 2003. p. 141



"Does a fetus see anything? It is known that the eye can sense light as early as the third month of pregnancy. Sometimes when an endoscope is inserted into the amniotic sac, a fetus tries to protect its eyes from the light on the instrument, either by turning away or by using its hands and fingers."

-Lennart Nilsson and Lars Hamberger, A Child is Born, 4th edition. New York: Bantum Dell, 2003. p. 146



"During her odyssey in the womb [a fetus] will smile, recognize her mother's voice and maybe even dream."

-In the Womb, National Geographic, 2005



"One of the many things revealed by the 4D scans is the fact that babies have rapid eye movement sleep. This is a period of sleep when the eyes slicker around behind the eyelids. Later in life, this is an indication of dreaming. This gentle flicker of an eye could be a sign that the fetus, still with a month to go before being born is already dreaming."

-In the Womb, National Geographic, 2005



"Twins, and other multiples, are known for a particular characteristic in utero. Scientists have even witnessed them playing games together... Scientists think their prenatal behavior [carries] over into early childhood."

-In the Womb, National Geographic, 2005



"In the top drawer of my desk, I keep [a picture of my son]. This picture was taken on September 7, 1993, 24 weeks before he was born. The sonogram image is murky, but it reveals clear enough a small head tilted back slightly, and an arm raised up and bent, with the hand pointing back toward the face and the thumb extended out toward the mouth. There is no doubt in my mind that this picture, too, shows [my son] at a very early stage in his physical development. And there is no question that the position I defend in this book entails that it would have been morally permissible to end his life at this point."
-David Noonin, "A Defense of Abortion"



"Never, never will we desist till we . . . extinguish every trace of this bloody traffic, of which our posterity, looking back to the history of these enlightened times will scarce believe that it has been suffered to exist so long a disgrace and dishonor to this country."

-William Wilberforce



"When my wife and I visited the Yad Vashim Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem, we were most deeply touched by the children's memorial. It has 1500 candles, with mirrors designed to reflect each candle a thousand times, representing the 1.5 million children killed in the Holocaust. We stood in the darkness hearing the names of individual children read one by one.
I was struck by the number, because at the time it was the same number killed by abortion in America each of the previous few years. The fact that most of these children haven't been given names doesn't diminish their worth. I have stood at memorials for the unborn where parents have given names to their children and written them in expressions of love and grief. If we could only hear the names of each of these children whispered to us in the dark, perhaps we would wake up."


-Randy Alcorn, ProLife Answers to ProChoice Arguments. p. 301 

 

God bless and veritas supra omnis!

3 comments:

Hillary March 18, 2009 at 5:37 PM  

I can vouch for the first one. :D Before Rosie was born we would play "Robin Mark" and she would wiggle alllll over -quite the wonder to feel:-). After she was born, for months, playing that same CD was the only thing that would quiet her down and make her go to sleep. John was the same way but with Emily playing the piano.
I never cease to be amazed by the intricate perfection that God created us.
Excellent work, Nicole, and thank you for posting, Mark.

Mark Hutchins March 19, 2009 at 7:26 AM  

Wow! That's pretty incredible, Hillary (what you shared about Rosie and John)! :-)

Nicole March 24, 2009 at 6:06 AM  

Aw... that is amazing. Can you just imagine God watching each child grow in their mother's womb? Thanks for sharing that, Hillary. =) And thanks for posting this, Mark!

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