Photo of Baby in Embryonic Sac Goes Viral on Twitter

International   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 19, 2014   |   3:18PM   |   Washington, DC

A photo of a baby in an embryonic sac has gone viral on Twitter. The Twitter user @Powerfulpixs shared the following photo of a baby in an embryonic sac:


The photo has gone viral with thousands of Twitter users sharing it or favoring it. Some twitter users wondered if this unborn baby was a victim of abortion.

In some cases, not with regard to this picture, babies have been born in an amniotic sac. Most sacs break on their own or are broken by the doctor when a woman is ready to give birth. This is known as a woman’s “water breaking.” It is extremely rare for a baby to be born with the sac still completely intact.

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