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Quick facts about Abortion (from AbortionFacts.Com)

Q. When does the unborn baby's heart begin to beat?

A. The heartbeat begins between the eighteenth and twenty-fifth day.

Q. When does the brain begin to function?

A. Electrical brain waves have been recorded as early as forty days.

Q. How early can a baby survive outside the mother's womb?

A. Currently, twenty weeks is considered the accepted minimum. However, this time will be reduced as medical technology continues to improve.

Q. What about cases of rape and incest?

A.Pregnancy from rape is extremely rare. A study of one thousand rape victims who were treated after the rape reported no pregnancies. There are no known studies of incest cases. Medically, we know pregnancy in these cases would be rare. As reasons for legalizing abortion rape and incest are nothing more than emotional screens used by those profiting from abortion.

Q. But what about the child with disease who will die a slow death or live his life as a burden to his family?

A. Do you believe the new "ethic" should be that we kill the suffering or burdensome? Some of these cases are tragic, some are also inspirational. We cannot assume the responsibility for killing an unborn child simply because the child has not yet been seen in public. The child's place of residence does not change what abortion does - kill a human being.

Q. What about the population boom? We can hardly feed the people of the world now!

A. True, the population of the world is growing, but population is not a problem in the United States. The U.S. death rate is now greater than the birth rate and our present population is growing older. Population growth or decline compares replacement of the current number of reproductive age individuals with the number of babies being born. By this measure, the United States is now in a sharp population decline. One recent projection of the population has predicted that around the year 2000, half of the population will be over 50 and a third will be over 65. The impact upon our society will be tremendous.

Q. How can a girl give up her own baby for adoption and go through life never knowing what is happening to her child?

A. Which is better to remember, "I gave my baby life. And because I loved him, I gave him into the arms of a loving couple", or to remember, "I selfishly ended my baby's life?"

K-W & Area Right to Life Association    215 Lancaster St. West    Kitchener, Ontario    N2H 4T9    Tel/Fax: (519) 746-LIFE    Email: kwrtl@golden.net

The Right to Life Association of Kitchener-Waterloo and Area