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What a Baby Looks Like at 12 Weeks Old

Updated on April 11, 2013

This is an amazing photo taken of a 12-week old fetus that was aborted by a woman who did not want it.

Despite my personal beliefs regarding abortion, I find it shocking even after 12 weeks, it resembles a baby. It is human, not just a vague resemblance of a human form most are familiar with.

I am pro-abortion still, I think all women should always have the right to choose regarding this issue. A woman should never be forced to have a baby she does not want because all that does is creates other problems for the agencies dealing with them. This eventually creates a monetary burden on the overall system, like it or not. Maybe these kids who grow up unwanted or living from one foster home to another end in criminal activity or have other social issues. Maybe not, but the only time the State or Federal government should prevent an abortion is if the woman has waited past the danger point to herself or the child.

What about the father?

If the baby was created out of a real relationship, not just hooking up for a night or nights, while the father has no ability to stop an abortion, there should be some mechanism allowing for it. Maybe by mutual agreement, the father would raise the baby if the woman wants nothing to do with it.

Abortion is such a personal issue and this photo makes one think twice about it.


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    • perrya profile image

      perrya 4 years ago

      Well, the issue is complex but the longer the woman allows the pregnancy to go on, the more the human rights issue arises. This would be the second+ trimester, IMO.

    • aethelthryth profile image

      aethelthryth 4 years ago from American Southwest

      Good picture. I think babies are particularly cute at this age, especially when they are allowed to live. You might want to also look at some pictures of babies before 12 weeks.

      However, a baby after birth is also completely dependent, so why shouldn't the mother decide then that the baby is not convenient, and have someone kill it for her? Yes, the mother has rights, but other rights pale in comparison to the right to life of a human being. We should be working to take care of the mother AND the baby. After all, not all human beings, born or unborn, look cute, or even human. Consciousness is not a guideline, or you would give up your right to life every time you sleep. Whatever the age or place of residence, if it has human DNA, is alive and growing, what else can you call it but human life?