Lady Gaga fans everywhere have marked their calendars for the release of the first single off the artist’s new album, Born This Way. The single, which bears the same name as the album, is a celebration of each person’s individual identity.
However, we did not receive our unique personalities and characteristics at birth.
In fact, we were given many of our most distinct characteristics way before we left the womb. From the moment of conception, our unique genetic makeup was determined. From our very first moment of life we had a genetic makeup never before possessed by another human being. These genes dictate our sex, hair color, eye color, body type and facial features among thousands of other individual traits.
Fingerprints, a universal symbol of individuality, also develop before birth, at about 8 weeks after conception.
Science has even shown we develop our own tastes in food while in the womb. Unborn babies exhibit varying reactions to the content of the amniotic fluid based on the types of food consumed by their mother. By our 15th week in the womb we have developed the taste buds of an adult.
Thanks to scientific advancements we even know that unborn babies can experience REM sleep by week 17. In other words, by this stage, not even halfway through their nine-month stay in the womb, they can dream.
Tragically, one in three unborn children today is never given the chance to be “born this way.” America has lost 53 million unique human persons to abortion since the 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision, which legalized abortion-on-demand throughout all nine months of pregnancy. Each of these babies had special gifts and talents, which they wished to share with the world but will never have the opportunity.