Venice Beach. July 2011.
2nd Trimester (22 weeks) aborted fetus.
Yes, we were showing pictures at a public beach.
And yes, they are disgusting. And shocking. And terrible. I’ve heard it all.
But this is the truth. These pictures are real, and its NEVER a good time to show these pictures. But this is what abortion is doing to babies every single day.
Babies can be saved at 21 to 22 weeks after fertilization, and in some cases even younger. Babies have lived when born at 19 weeks!
If you’re going to give us “facts,” you have to cite your sources for all of them. I want the source of the pictures, as many of these kind of pictures are faked. A pro-life website is not a reliable source. If you have trouble distinguishing reliable sources, I suggest you Google it, and it’s a shame you didn’t learn it in school.
I also want the source for your claim that babies have survived at 19 weeks. The “world’s most premature baby” left the hospital in April after spending 6 months in the hospital. She was born at 21 weeks, 5 days. She was subjected to aggressive, intensive medical care, paid for by Germany’s universal health care.
Children born before 22 weeks have a low chance of survival as major organs such as the lungs, heart and brains are not fully developed and entering the world at less than 32 weeks put them at an increased risk for problems regarding development. According to reports, Frieda was originally a twin, but the other child — a brother named Kilian — died a few days after being born.
Here is an overview of fetal development. Babies born at that point are severely underdeveloped and have a very low rate of survival. Some argue it is cruel to attempt to keep them alive, as they are clearly suffering, in great pain, and don’t have much of a chance to live outside the hospital.
Graphic pictures are more likely to drive people away from your cause.
There are exceptions, but I believe that gory images and videos, especially when they’re forced upon the public, generally turn people away from both veganism and from the anti-choice movement. Whenever I hear people react to anti-choicers flaunting alleged aborted fetus photos in public, their reactions are always, without exception, angry, annoyed, and all around negative.