Tuesday, June 29, 2004

The First Trimester

In Roe v. Wade that font of scientific knowledge the United States Supreme Court helpfully divided up the 9 month human gestation period into three "trimesters". One hesitates to say that this was done for purposes of obfuscation, but at least let us say the reasons were not entirely clear since it is now legal to kill the preborn baby at any time durng the entire nine months up to and including the moment of birth. In any event, the holy word "trimester" remains part of the abortion industry's specialized mumbo jumbo.

It is the first trimester in which, says the Supreme Court, the baby is least human and can most freely be sliced, diced and tossed onto the rubbish heap without fear or favour. And it is in the first trimester that the BBC reports a new type of ultrasound scan has produced vivid pictures of a 12 week-old foetus "walking" in the womb.

The new images also show preborn babies apparently yawning and rubbing their eyes.

The BBC News webpage has the story here. The pictures are fascinating; the little fellas pictured are just a few weeks old. Be sure and click the "See more pictures of developing fetuses" link. It's right below the second picture.

Thanks to Ecclesia Anglicana for the link. One of his commentors says that these pictures should prevent more abortions than the more gruesome "after" pictures often used. I think he may have something there.