It’s so easy to get caught up in the day to day discussion on abortion and forget about what precisely we are fighting for. The corruption of language and rhetoric of “choice” cleverly diverts our attention away from the central truth at the heart of every abortion story – the life of an innocent unborn baby hangs in the balance.

An unborn baby’s heart starts beating by 3 weeks. In the first 12 weeks of pregnancy an unborn baby can be easily seen kicking and jumping on ultrasound scans. The baby’s fingernails and hair have already started growing. All the baby’s vital organs are formed. At this stage in development, the baby can yawn and even suck his or her thumb. The baby’s face is also visible at this stage.

Even if we know it already, it’s still important at regular intervals to remind ourselves precisely what’s at stake with every abortion and the scientific reality regarding the developmental milestones of each unborn baby.