The Cry of the Unborn

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Monday, September 19, 2005

The Cry of the Unborn

September 20, 2005

New scientific research has discovered that an unborn baby appears to cry when disturbed.

A Washington Post story says the discovery “could overturn longstanding assumptions about behavior in the womb.”

Researchers at the University of Aukland in New Zealand made the unexpected discovery while using ultrasound imagery to document the baby’s reactions to brief noises.

They witnessed an opening of the jaw in babies as young as 28 weeks, along with a stiffening of the tongue and depression of the chest.

The activity typically ended after about twenty seconds.

The baby exhaled and settled down.

This was followed by a few mouth movements and a swallow.

One of the researchers said, “I cannot believe it is anything but crying.”

This research adds to the body of scientific knowledge, all of which continues to affirm the humanity of the unborn.

Pro-choicers will continue in their denial, which is not rooted in science or anything else, but in their desire to kill these babies for their own selfish reasons.

Let’s hope the new supreme court justices will see this evidence as sufficient to overturn Roe vs. Wade.

I’m Cal Thomas in Washington.

Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.