Thursday, January 22, 2015

Personhood

Baby TCIE:

 5 weeks gestation, 3 weeks since conception (earlier than most abortions)
 
27 weeks 2 days gestation, 25 weeks 2 days since conception, most assuredly "viable" outside the womb with medical support
 
 
These are pictures of the SAME PERSON.  The first picture shows a gestational sac, only.  You cannot see him... but he's there.  In fact, his heart is already beating!  But it's too small for ultrasound to detect, yet.  In about 5-6 more days, you'd see him.  But, just because you cannot see him, doesn't mean he doesn't exist, nor that he is in any way a DIFFERENT PERSON than the one you see in the second picture.  That's still him!  Now the entire screen is taken up by his smooched face!!  It's impossible to get his whole body in one image.  You can even see his eyelashes!!!  (Isn't that wild?!)  He also gave us a big yawn during this ultrasound.  A yawn.  Something people do.  PEOPLE.  Here it is:
 
 video
 
 
 
Today we remember the over 55.5 million PEOPLE who have died since Roe vs. Wade was passed (including, on a much smaller scale, the mothers who died as a result of abortion).  Please join me in a moment of silence in remembrance of these beautiful souls, and for those who survived abortion (mothers, Drs, "health"care providers, and even some children!) we pray for complete healing as they live in the aftermath every single day.
 
 
Baby TCIE says, "Oy!  How hard is it to see I'm a person just like the rest of you?!  I think I'll go back to sleep, now."

4 comments:

Tomato said...

Love Baby TCIE! He's working hard for life already! Definitely deserved the nap :)

Leila@LittleCatholicBubble said...

Oh my gosh, this is the BEST! He is so stinking cute!! And, how can anyone deny the obvious? Great post.

Anonymous said...

Any names discussed yet? :)

Anonymous said...

Great post. So true.

Your son is adorable! I am really, truly happy for you.

Kerrie