Sunday, May 23, 2010

Following the little Belly Buddy

My former pastor has announced that he and his lovely bride have spawned their own little Belly Buddy. I looked up this site with amazing intrauterine video so they can follow Belly Buddy's progress.

Here are a few short snippets. Though I'm sharing this information in a "Hooray!" context, we'd do well to remember that abortion is readily available on demand in all states in the US through the following developmental milestones:

  • Heart and circulatory system
  • Brain waves
  • The rapidly growing brain
  • Response to touch
  • Hand movement
  • Hiccups & startle response
  • The developmental period
  • Ovaries identifiable
  • RIght- and left-handedness
  • Spontaneous movement
  • Reflexive movement
  • The embryonic period
  • End of embryonic period
  • Kidneys produce urine
  • Breathing motions
  • Motion and sensation
  • Uterus is identifiable
  • Sucking and swallowing
  • Fingernails and toenails
  • Unique fingerprints appear
  • Intestine absorbs glucose and water
  • Taste buds
  • The rooting reflex
  • Response to touch
  • Tooth development begins
  • Quickening
  • Hormonal stress response
  • Circadian rhythms
  • Responds to sound
  • Skin and hair
  • Age of viability

    This is the point of development in which some states begin to restrict the availability of abortion. You can find a lot of information about why these abortions are performed in Late abortions: A retrospective of posts.

  • Blink-startle response
  • Sense of smell
  • Eyes produce tears
  • Flavor preferences

    Belly Buddy is safe in Becky's welcoming womb, with Daddy Dave to look after them both. Other babies aren't so fortunate.
  • 3 comments:

    OperationCounterstrike said...

    If the parents are right-to-lifers, then maybe they should be forced to abort the pregnancy.

    That would be no worse than forcing someone to grow a pregnancy.

    GrannyGrump said...

    "Grow a pregnancy." You really go to gymnastics to avoid saying, "let the baby live." It's a human being, OC.

    And forcing somebody to kill their child is pretty heinous. It's no surprise that somebody as evil as you could embrace such an idea. You not only hate children, you hate parents who love their children.

    If anybody asks me if Hell is real, I can say I've seen glimpses of it in the portions of your dark soul that you display here.

    Eric Slate said...

    Liberals seem to forget that the vast majority of pregnancies are started by 2 consenting adults who could just not have sex if they dont' want to deal with a pregnancy.

    Operation Counterstrike is suggesting some sort of double standard, but such a statement (in order to be valid) presupposes that the moral weight between having a baby and having an abortion is equal AND that the only life in consideration is that of the mother. This is outside of the pro-life position, since we believe that having a baby is morally superior to aborting him/her because he/she is a human being. Your argument is an external objection, and can only make sense to someone with your own twisted belief system where SOME people aren't really people.