*All images are photographs of real babies and some by photographer Lennart Nilson.

LIE #1:
It's just a clump of cells
LIE #2:
It's just a fetus not a baby
LIE #3:
The baby is not alive
LIE #4:
The baby is a parasite
LIE #5:
Abortion is legal or popular
LIE #6:
It's healthcare
LIE #7:
The baby might be poor or abused if I allow her/him to live
LIE #8:
Because of the way the baby is conceived, I can kill her/him
LIE #9:
I should be able to take the babies life so I can have what I want 
LIE #10:
The population is too high anyway
LIE #11:
I don't have enough money or support
LIE #12:
There's too many children in foster care already

References & Articles

  1. Anand, K. and Hickey, P. “Pain and Its Effects in the Human Neonate and Fetus.” New England Journal of Medicine, 1987.

  2. Anand, K., M.B.B.S., D.Phil. “Expert Report of Kanwaljeet S. Anand, M.B.B.S., D.Phil.” Expert testimony before the US Dept of Justice describing the capacity of the fetus to feel pain, Jan 14, 2004.

  3. Campbell, Stuart MD. Watch Me Grow! London: St. Martin’s Press, 2004.

  4. Carlson, B. Human Embryology & Developmental Biology. 3rd ed. Toronto: Mosby Pub, 2004.

  5. Ertelt, Steven. “Planned Parenthood Sues to Violate FDA Protocols, Injure Women with Dangerous Abortion Drug.” http://www.lifenews.com/2014/03/05/planned-parenthood-sues-to-violate-fda-protocols-injure-women-with-dangerous-abortion-drug/ March 5, 2014. (accessed March 23, 2014)

  6. Focus on the Family. “The First Nine Months.” Colorado Springs: 1999, 2008.

  7. La Rossa, Maureen Mulligan, RN. And Sheena L. Carter, Ph.D., “Understanding How the Brain Develops” http://www.pediatrics.emory.edu/divisions/neonatology/dpc/brain.html (accessed March 23, 2014).

  8. Larsen, William J. Essentials of Human Embryology. New York: Churchhill Livingstone, 1998.

  9. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. “Fetal development: What happens during the first (second, third) trimester?” (http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/pregnancy-week-by-week/in-depth/prenatal-care/art-20045302,

  10. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/pregnancy-week-by-week/in-depth/fetal-development/art-20046151, and http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/pregnancy-week-by-week/in-depth/fetal-development/art-20045997) accessed March 23, 2014.

  11. Med-Health.net. “Fetal Hiccups.” http://www.med-health.net/Fetal-Hiccups.html (accessed March 23, 2014)

  12. Mitchell, B. and Sharma, R. Embryology. New York: Churchhill Livingstone, Dec 2004.

  13. Moore, K. and Persaud, T. The Developing Human, Clinically Oriented Embryology. 7th ed, Elsevier Science. Philadelphia: WB Sanders, 2003.

  14. Nilsson, L. and Hamberger, L. A Child Is Born. 4th ed. Vicenza: Random House, 2004.

  15. Tallack, Peter. In the Womb. Washington DC: National Geographic, 2006.

  16. O’Rahilly, R and Muller, F. Human Embryology and Teratology. 3rd ed. New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2001.

  17. Smith, Chris. “Murder of Newborn Babies in Infanticide as Bad as Abortion” http://www.lifenews.com/2012/03/08/murder-of-newborn-babies-in-infanticide-as-bad-as-abortion/ March 8, 2012. (accessed March 23, 2014)

  18. Tsiaras, A. and Werth, B. From Conception to Birth, a Life Unfolds. New York: Doubleday, 2002.

  19. Valman H. and Pearson, J. “What the Foetus Feels,” British Medical Journal. January 26, 1980.

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