Fetal Development


There are many people who advocate for abortion who don’t know about fetal development. For some, all it takes to change their mind about the morality of abortion is the knowledge that a baby’s heart starts beating at about 21 days or that babies can feel pain as early as 12 weeks. This won’t be the case for everyone – but you should know these basic facts about fetal development to use in your conversations about abortion.

The Milestones of Fetal Development

Websites on Fetal Development

  • Just the Facts is an interactive website that shows visitors how babies develop in the womb through pictures and videos. The site also has teaching resources available.
  • The Endowment for Human Development has detailed web and DVD resources that explain the development of the unborn in a scientific, yet accessible way.

Books on Fetal Development

Videos on Fetal Development