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Justice for All, Stay out of my Uterus (Baby Killer Barf Alert)
The Metropolitan ^ | 10/6/2005 | Zoe Williams

Posted on 10/10/2005 9:48:46 AM PDT by curtisgardner

By the time this column is printed, Justice for All's cultish tribute to the fetus will have left the grass of our campus. While the right wing whack-jobs are now gone from our fading campus lawns, the ghosts of their messaging haunt me.

What we saw when Justice for All came to Auraria was complete and utter disrespect. Not only were we visually assaulted by an enormous display of gory images with questionable validity and undeniable shock value; the women who make up our student body, faculties and staff had the essence of their freedom questioned. This is not something that just came with the Justice for All fetus-fest; it is an ever-present violation of the privacy and liberty of women that is found in the media, politics, religion, entertainment and social interaction.

The fact that women's sexuality, their safety during sex and their health decisions that follow sexual relationships are debated as topics for broad consensus in the first place is misogynistic. When males are granted the right to make health choices freely while women have the same privacy and freedom denied due to biological characteristics, the sexism that runs rampant in our society is blatantly clear.

Now, self-proclaimed "pro-lifers" reading this column may venture to dub me a hypocrite, as I am opposed to war and the death penalty, yet I support abortion. They will most likely question my support of human life. This is where the error lies. I am not "pro-life" and have never claimed to be. I am opposed to oppression and violations of peoples' self-determination.

I stand behind abortion rights because I believe that no one can serve as a better governing body over an individual than that person. I believe individuals have the ability to discern what they will and will not do, as they are autonomous beings. For this reason, I am also vegan, against the death penalty, opposed to state power and fully supportive of individual sexual decisions.

Honestly, I do not care what a woman's reason is for having an abortion, as I am not in a place to judge. Economics, family, sex abuse, power disparities in relationships, education and many other factors I have no ability to begin to understand, play into a woman deciding to terminate a pregnancy. I do not care how many abortions a woman has or for what reason; it is her body and her choice, bottom line.

Of course, I will discourage one from undergoing numerous abortions as a casual affair. I would also encourage an individual from casually having root canals and open-heart surgery. Regardless of whether I think their judgment leading up to such a choice was the best or if I myself would make the same choice, it is a person's right to do so.

One may ask about the self-determination and autonomy of a child. Once a child is born, I wish it nothing but the best. I would love to see every child have an education, food, shelter and medicine. However, I fail to see how a mass of cells the size of a kumquat, with no nerve endings, or a potentially viable fetus that is so deformed it has no chance of surviving (plus, it may kill the woman carrying it) can qualify as self-determined individuals. I fail to see how one can even consider the aforementioned cellular growths to be humans.

I warn all advocates for an end to legalized abortion right now: you will never succeed in ending abortion. People like me will fight back. We will break any law and violate every social norm to ensure that our sisters can receive safe and affordable abortions on demand, without apology, because it is their right.

I, for one, am tired of having my legitimate decisions scrutinized in the name of morals and governance. I am tired of hearing those that undermine my autonomy, be they men or women, dubbed "pro-life." I refuse to live in fear any further that women will lose the ability to decide to go through a life saving procedure. No government, church, political organization or private citizen will take away my rights to my body, my uterus, my sanity and my safety. I encourage other women to adopt the same standard.

This leaves me to ask a question I once read on a button to Justice for All and their cultish following led by megalomaniacal religious fundamentalist privileged males. If you cut off my reproductive choice, can I cut off yours?


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KEYWORDS: abortion; angermanagement; babykiller; confused; dementalillness; justiceforall; mentalillness; radicalfeminists; shemale
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This article is from the "ideologically balanced" newspaper on my campus. Justice for All is a group that goes around to different college campuses and puts up displays of aborted fetuses to protest abortion. Obviously, this writer only wants free speech when she agrees with it, typical for the left.
1 posted on 10/10/2005 9:48:52 AM PDT by curtisgardner
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To: curtisgardner

Pity this woman, her life course was set when her hippie parents named her "Zoe".


2 posted on 10/10/2005 9:50:06 AM PDT by Numbers Guy
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To: curtisgardner

So Zoe, ya' don't know where babies come from do ya'?


3 posted on 10/10/2005 9:50:34 AM PDT by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: curtisgardner
I pity the child who has to call her mommy.
4 posted on 10/10/2005 9:51:33 AM PDT by The Ghost of FReepers Past ("Let the wicked man forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the Lord" Is 55:7)
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To: curtisgardner

This is the kind of article I can't stand reading. But I can't resist replying, "Lady, I'll be happy to stay out of your uturus."


5 posted on 10/10/2005 9:52:49 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Numbers Guy
Pity this woman, her life course was set when her hippie parents named her "Zoe".

funny you should say that. being a political science major like her i am forced with occasionak run ins, and trust me, she is a hippie. Why dont they shower i ask myself

6 posted on 10/10/2005 9:52:49 AM PDT by curtisgardner
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To: curtisgardner
I think this is her... I don't think she needs to worry about anybody trying to enter her uterus. Well, not a man anyway..


7 posted on 10/10/2005 9:53:13 AM PDT by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: Numbers Guy
Pity this woman, her life course was set when her hippie parents named her "Zoe".

Zoe......Moon Unit....Dweezil....Chelsea.......

8 posted on 10/10/2005 9:54:32 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: Rodney King
I think this is her

Gack!!! Now I regret investing in that high resolution monitor!!!

9 posted on 10/10/2005 9:55:33 AM PDT by Numbers Guy
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To: curtisgardner
No government, church, political organization or private citizen will take away my rights to my body, my uterus, my sanity and my safety.

Too late!

10 posted on 10/10/2005 9:55:39 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Rodney King
here is an actual picture of HER from an anti-war rally on campus, no joke


11 posted on 10/10/2005 9:58:32 AM PDT by curtisgardner
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To: curtisgardner

>>"..my Uterus"<<

"But Marge, we're a team! It's uterUS, not uterYOU" - Homer Simpson


12 posted on 10/10/2005 9:58:48 AM PDT by ItsOurTimeNow ("Heart of my own heart, whatever befall")
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To: curtisgardner

Don't worry Ms. Williams, no one is going to do anything to stop you from having the freedom of murdering the unborn, least of all the Repubs in government.


13 posted on 10/10/2005 9:59:41 AM PDT by trubluolyguy (I got an idea, and idea so devious my head would explode if I even began to know what it was.)
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To: curtisgardner
[ I am ] fully supportive of individual sexual decisions.

So am I, lady, so am I.

But abortion is NOT a sexual decision.

14 posted on 10/10/2005 9:59:52 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Rodney King

I wondered what the face of evil looked like. Now I know.


15 posted on 10/10/2005 10:00:26 AM PDT by adgirl
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To: curtisgardner
Of course, I will discourage one from undergoing numerous abortions as a casual affair. I would also encourage an individual from casually having root canals and open-heart surgery.

Who has casual root canals or casual open heart surgery?
Also, WHY would you recommend against this procedure? Could it be that down deep, in the quiet stillness of your soul, you know it is wrong?

I fail to see how a mass of cells the size of a kumquat, with no nerve endings, or a potentially viable fetus that is so deformed it has no chance of surviving (plus, it may kill the woman carrying it) can qualify as self-determined individuals. I fail to see how one can even consider the aforementioned cellular growths to be humans.

It isn't just a mass of cells. "It" has brain waves, a heartbeat, fingerprints, senses pain, responds to it's mother's voice, and has recognizable features.

No government, church, political organization or private citizen will take away my rights to my body, my uterus, my sanity and my safety.

Guess what? We already did! You are not allowed to take illegal drugs, engage in prostitution (most states), or sell your body parts. Your safety is under attack from the anti-gun crowd (I'd be willing to be this author supports gun control).

16 posted on 10/10/2005 10:01:09 AM PDT by ConservativeBamaFan
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To: curtisgardner
I stand behind abortion rights because I believe that no one can serve as a better governing body over an individual than that person. I believe individuals have the ability to discern what they will and will not do, as they are autonomous beings.

There's a fairly sizable group of posters on FreeRepublic who echo this line. It isn't restricted to the lunatic leftists. Rather, it is shared by the socially irresponsible of various political persuasions.

17 posted on 10/10/2005 10:01:43 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: curtisgardner
women will lose the ability to decide to go through a life saving procedure.

First time I ever heard it called a life-saving procedure...

18 posted on 10/10/2005 10:02:48 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: curtisgardner

Ah, the old "mass of cells" chestnut. Perhaps she ought to stop and take a good hard look at some of those fetus posters, or maybe I could show her my daughter's newborn photos, since she was born at 27 weeks and could have been legally aborted in all 50 states for any reason.

By the way Zoe, you were a mass of cells once too, in fact technically you still ARE a mass of cells.

You gotta love the fact that she so believes in the autonomy of the individual that she's a vegan-that's right folks, fish, cows and pigs have the right to self-determination, but unborn humans don't. Love that liberal logic, LOL!


19 posted on 10/10/2005 10:04:28 AM PDT by sanemom
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To: curtisgardner
the women who make up our student body, faculties and staff had the essence of their freedom questioned.

This Williams creature displays a true sewer of a mind. In it's twisted imaginings, the cold-blooded slaughter of the innocent and helpless is the essence of freedom. Leftism is always, at bottom, about killing the inconvenient, but leftists are usually better at disguising their agenda.

20 posted on 10/10/2005 10:05:27 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: curtisgardner
Of course, I will discourage one from undergoing numerous abortions as a casual affair

Honestly, I do not care what a woman's reason is for having an abortion

Huh?

21 posted on 10/10/2005 10:05:53 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: curtisgardner

Well, in 15 years, she'll no doubt be back on your campus as a fully tenured professor..head of the "Women's Studies Dept"


22 posted on 10/10/2005 10:05:55 AM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: curtisgardner

Well, in 15 years, she'll no doubt be back on your campus as a fully tenured professor..head of the "Women's Studies Dept"


23 posted on 10/10/2005 10:06:11 AM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: curtisgardner

Oh well, at least she's probably not going to reproduce.


24 posted on 10/10/2005 10:06:15 AM PDT by sanemom
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To: Numbers Guy

She has a terminal case of PMS..Permanent Moral Shutdown...


25 posted on 10/10/2005 10:07:32 AM PDT by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: curtisgardner

Is there any cure for Baby Bulimia?


26 posted on 10/10/2005 10:07:55 AM PDT by ex-snook (Vote gridlock for the most conservative government)
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To: curtisgardner

Satan does not have horns and a pointed tail. He disguises himself much more effectively than that.

27 posted on 10/10/2005 10:08:32 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: curtisgardner

In the warped world of this "woman's" mind, anything can be rationalized. Her thinking is sick and demented but in a sick and demented world it seems...well...reasonable.


28 posted on 10/10/2005 10:09:19 AM PDT by fizziwig
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To: curtisgardner
The fact that women's sexuality, their safety during sex and their health decisions that follow sexual relationships are debated as topics for broad consensus in the first place is misogynistic. When males are granted the right to make health choices freely while women have the same privacy and freedom denied due to biological characteristics, the sexism that runs rampant in our society is blatantly clear.

When men can offer a woman half the cost of an abortion and not have their economic decisions debated by a woman and the courts with respect to child support, there might be some equality in abortion. As it stands now, there isn't. Only the woman has any "choices" after sex. If the pro-abortion feminists supported that sort of thing, I'd believe that equality was actually their concern.

Honestly, I do not care what a woman's reason is for having an abortion, as I am not in a place to judge. Economics, family, sex abuse, power disparities in relationships, education and many other factors I have no ability to begin to understand, play into a woman deciding to terminate a pregnancy. I do not care how many abortions a woman has or for what reason; it is her body and her choice, bottom line.

A few years ago, a woman in Patterson, NJ wanted to go out and party but was stuck with an infant child. After several failed attempts to find someone to take care of the child, she decided that it was her body and her choice and tossed her child into a river where he died. What I want to know is whether this author feels that a parent should have their choices restricted to take care of a born child or not if nobody else is available to take care of that child. Do adults have an obligation to take care of born infants or not?

29 posted on 10/10/2005 10:10:02 AM PDT by Question_Assumptions
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To: curtisgardner

Typical "it's all about me" rhetoric. If you don't want the public in your uterus, then you should think about keeping something else out of another part of your anatomy first.


30 posted on 10/10/2005 10:13:13 AM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: curtisgardner

Does anyone out there in cyberspace know of one kid named "Zoe" who's worth a hoot?

My experience is this: They're all whackjobs.

Oh well.

Back to the markets.


31 posted on 10/10/2005 10:13:17 AM PDT by RexBeach ("The rest of the world is three drinks behind." -Humphrey Bogart)
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To: curtisgardner
I found one line in there that I agreed with..

I have no ability to begin to understand

32 posted on 10/10/2005 10:14:26 AM PDT by bird4four4
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To: curtisgardner

Mamma Mia, such a beauty!

Oh wait, I'm thinking of that cute Sicilian babe in The Godfather.


33 posted on 10/10/2005 10:14:34 AM PDT by puroresu (Conservatism is an observation; Liberalism is an ideology)
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To: curtisgardner

If this is the real headline, then the appropriate rejoinder would be, "Lady, given the moral situation, then be careful what you allow to be put in your uterus."


34 posted on 10/10/2005 10:15:13 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: curtisgardner
"Justice for All, Stay out of my Uterus"
The Metropolitan ^ | 10/6/2005 | Zoe Williams

Hmmmmmmmmm....what this author is missing is the fact that if she does NOT WANT anyone interested in what is growing in her uterus, that being a 'human being', then she should keep the start of a life that may go 100 plus years in today's world from EVER ENTERING HER UTERUS if she intends to MURDER THE GROWING CHILD.

What she needs to keep OUT OF HER UTERUS is an UNWANTED BABY that is growing furiously according to the roadmap she and her sperm donor contributed.

35 posted on 10/10/2005 10:15:25 AM PDT by Republic (Michael Schiavo LIED about having a college degree on his guardianship application,)
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To: curtisgardner

"We will break any law and violate any social norm . ."

I've already called the fashion police. They're on their way with roll-on, razors and sensible shoes.


36 posted on 10/10/2005 10:15:39 AM PDT by tumblindice
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To: madprof98
There's a fairly sizable group of posters on FreeRepublic who echo this line.

Yes, it's been a part of American political thought going all the way back to Jefferson:

"Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the forms of kings to govern them? Let history answer this question." -- Thomas Jefferson (First Inaugural Address, 4 March 1801)

Of course it has limits. Each individual doesn't get to write his own criminal code. But the basic idea, that we should err on the side of individual liberty, is sound. Where that line breaks down in this argument of abortion is that there is more than one life involved.

37 posted on 10/10/2005 10:16:06 AM PDT by Huck ("I'm calling a moratorium on Miers/Bush/GOP bashing--but it won't be easy (thanks tex))
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To: OldPossum

Re my #34, I hadn't earlier read #30, which words it much better.


38 posted on 10/10/2005 10:16:45 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: Republic

"What she needs to keep OUT OF HER UTERUS is an UNWANTED BABY that is growing furiously according to the roadmap she and her sperm donor contributed."

Come on now, you don't want to take away her constitutional right to have as much sex as she wants and as irresponsibly as she chooses with absolutely no repercussions do ya?


39 posted on 10/10/2005 10:17:53 AM PDT by sanemom
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To: curtisgardner
She wants a court, which never even touches her body, to "stay out of my uterus."

She wants a doctor to put her under an anaesthetic and get into her uterus with metal and plastic tools, scar her uterus, and possibly traumatize her cervix in the process. How is that "controlling your own body," much less staying out of it?

Do they really expect us to believe this crap? Liberals are such stupid people.

40 posted on 10/10/2005 10:18:08 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (There are people in power who are truly evil.)
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To: curtisgardner
Now, self-proclaimed "pro-lifers" reading this column may venture to dub me a hypocrite, as I am opposed to war and the death penalty, yet I support abortion.

Life for the guilty, death for the innocent. Seems consistent to me......

41 posted on 10/10/2005 10:18:40 AM PDT by Niteranger68 ("Spare the rod, spoil the liberal.")
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To: curtisgardner

Zoe needs to keep her knees together if she wants everybody to stay out of her uterus.


42 posted on 10/10/2005 10:18:55 AM PDT by MortMan (Eschew Obfuscation)
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To: RacerF150

"Life for the guilty, death for the innocent. Seems consistent to me......"

And rights for animals, but not for people who haven't passed through the birth canal yet. Got it.


43 posted on 10/10/2005 10:24:43 AM PDT by sanemom
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To: madprof98
There's a fairly sizable group of posters on FreeRepublic who echo this line. It isn't restricted to the lunatic leftists. Rather, it is shared by the socially irresponsible of various political persuasions.

Yes, there are a few crazy FReepers who talk about freedom on Free Republic! They don't slip anything by you. Thanks for pointing this out.

44 posted on 10/10/2005 10:24:55 AM PDT by BigBobber
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To: bird4four4
6 WEEKS

fetus at 6 weeks. About the time most women confirm that they are pregnant. With eyes, brain heart, fingers, etc. (just a mass of cells)

A 14-week-old fetus.

Fetus at 14 weeks. First trimester cutoff. Nothing human like about this. Just a mass of cells the size of a kumquat, with no nerve endings, or a potentially viable fetus.

45 posted on 10/10/2005 10:27:08 AM PDT by bird4four4
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To: BigBobber
Yeah, freedom for all as long as they've made it out of the uterus alive.
46 posted on 10/10/2005 10:27:21 AM PDT by sanemom
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To: bird4four4

How dare you make us look at pictures of fetuses! We have a constitutional right to believe they're just kumquats!


47 posted on 10/10/2005 10:28:37 AM PDT by sanemom
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To: sanemom
And rights for animals, but not for people who haven't passed through the birth canal yet. Got it.

I'm still waiting for the pro-abortion crowd to show me just one person who can say, "I was aborted and I turned out just fine". Or, "As I pro-abortion supporter, I only wish my parents would have had the right to abort me".

48 posted on 10/10/2005 10:30:55 AM PDT by Niteranger68 ("Spare the rod, spoil the liberal.")
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To: curtisgardner

The article just oozes hatred for anything or anyone that would threaten one once of control. The unborn are no less despised.


49 posted on 10/10/2005 10:31:28 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: The Ghost of FReepers Past

These kinds of people never have a child - or only have a limited (chosen by themselves) number of children...

And they (their offspring) - no doubt - will be indoctrinated to beleive (falsely)that the "fetus" is just a mass of tissue as her article says!

The writer obviously does not know that the heart beats at 3 weeks and the brainwaves at 6 weeks!

What ever happend to true science being taught in schools? The development of All creatures - human beings and animals!

I remember studying that in high school - don't they do that anymore?!!

http://www.pregnancy.org/pregnancy/fetaldevelopment1.php

http://www.wprc.org/trimester1.phtml

"Embryo is the size of a raisin. By day twenty-one, the embryo's tiny heart has begun beating."



50 posted on 10/10/2005 10:31:42 AM PDT by Anita1 (You can't argue against the truth!)
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