15 Reasons Why Love From Babies Is The Best Kind Of Love
Pro-life advocates are taking to the popular social media web site Buzzfeed with their lists of fun facts and memes. Now, diaper company Pampers is getting in on the fun and has a new list titled, “15 Reasons Why Love From Babies Is The Best Kind Of Love,” which is reproduced below.
Why I am A Young, Black Woman Who is Proudly Pro-Life on Abortion
In high school I dreamed I’d be like Oprah. When I got a career, I imagined it’d be something cool like a talk show host. In college I embraced reality and thought a teacher might be a wiser choice. When I envisioned my future, I never thought I’d spend eight years of my life as a pro-life activist. Trust me when I say that wasn’t on my radar.
When I was in my mid-twenties, my mom told me a story she’d kept secret all my life. The tale was about a mysterious janitor who approached her in the hospital with eyes like pools of water. She looked at my mom, sitting there scared in her white gown, waiting to head into her appointment with the abortionist. The elderly lady with the mop lifted her chin and said, “Do you want to have this baby?” My mom said “yes.” After arguing with the doctor who insisted she go through with it, my mom walked out of that hospital. The stranger was nowhere to be found. Before my mom told me I was almost aborted, she said, “Before you were born I met an angel.”
There’s no one on this planet who’s influenced me more in my stand for life than Lou Engle. He was the first person I met who spoke about abortion and birth control. I was a student at a secular Connecticut college. I heard him speak at a church near my campus. His message was full of passion, fire, and a longing for justice. He was calling for a movement of young people to pray and fast for the ending of abortion. Little did I know that a few years later I’d follow Lou and a company of others to D.C. to pray daily in front of the Supreme Court. The prayers we uttered years ago are joined today by the faithful Bound4Lifers who have never left the Court and refuse to stop praying.
Praying together at the Supreme Court.
Washington, DC | 8/27/13 11:28 AM
Babies learn to recognize words and sounds in the womb, scientists say. An the baby does so well at recognizing the words that he or she has memories of them after birth, research shows.
From today’s report:
It may seem implausible that fetuses can listen to speech within the womb, but the sound-processing parts of their brain become active in the last trimester of pregnancy, and sound carries fairly well through the mother’s abdomen. “If you put your hand over your mouth and speak, that’s very similar to the situation the fetus is in,” says cognitive neuroscientist Eino Partanen of the University of Helsinki. “You can hear the rhythm of speech, rhythm of music, and so on.”
A 1988 study suggested that newborns recognize the theme song from their mother’s favorite soap opera. More recent studies have expanded on the idea of fetal learning, indicating that newborns already familiarized themselves with sounds of their parent’s native language; one showed that American newborns seem to perceive Swedish vowel sounds as unfamiliar, sucking on a high-tech pacifier to hear more of the new sounds. Swedish infants showed the same response to English vowels.
London, England | 8/27/13 5:15 PM
London, England | 8/27/13 1:40 PM
Gemma Holmes was driving her scooter last year when the 26-year-old hit a parked car and sustained such significant injuries that she went into a coma.
After almost dying from the accident, Holmes awakened three months later and doctors informed her she was four months pregnant.
Holmes suffered from amnesia and couldn’t remember the last three years of her life — including the identity of the father. However, she rejected the abortion advice from physicians and gave birth anyway.