Iron County Right to Life
PO Box 107
Caspian, Michigan 49915

The Fascinating Story of Life Before Birth

    The moment of conception is the beginning of a new human being. All of the genetic information necessary to build our body and our brain is present at this moment. Nothing will be added to this unique individual from the moment of conception except food and nourishment.
First Month:
    In the next four weeks, this tiny yet distinct embryo which has implanted itself on the uterine wall will be developing its own eyes, spinal cord, nervous system, liver and stomach. The heart began beating at 18 days and has set the rhythm of life for this preborn baby.
Six Weeks:
    The baby, a plump little being over a half inch long, with short arms and legs, floats in her amniotic sac, well moored by the umbilical cord. Though she weighs only 1/30 of an ounce, she has all the internal organs of an adult in various stages of development.
Two Months:
    At eight weeks, she is just over an inch long and everything is present that is found in a full-term baby. The completed skeleton begins to change from cartilage to real bone for this "young one" (the Latin translation is "fetus") and brain waves can now be detected.
Three Months:
    The little person floating buoyantly in the amniotic fluid is now more than 2 Vz inches long. She can make a tiny fist, get hiccups, wake and sleep.
Four Months:
    The fourth month is marked by rapid growth with the baby weighing one half pound or more. Now external events - especially touch and noises - will reach the baby and provoke reaction.
Five Months:
    At 20 weeks, she curls as her mother moves and stretches when her mother rests. She can make an impressively hard fist and her punches are felt plainly by her mother. Some unborn children are calm in the womb, others are more active.
Seven Months:
    From the seventh month until term she increases in length from 13 to 20 inches and nearly triples in weight. She experiences the four senses of vision, hearing, taste and touch. This little person now has only to await the miracle of birth.

If you would like to help or make a commitment to the Right to Life and to help stop abortions, you can do as little as pray, or work within the law to end the killing of unborn babies. If you would like to make a financial contribution to help maintain our bill board and other miscellaneous cost, please send your contribution to:

Iron County Right to Life
P.O. Box 107
Caspian, Michigan 49915.

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