Mother’s Photos of Her Miscarried Baby at 7 Weeks Reveal the Humanity of Unborn Babies

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Apr 14, 2016   |   1:15PM   |   Washington, DC

Baby Vincent Marie lived for only seven weeks inside his mother’s womb, but his tiny life is touching thousands of people on the internet.

Last week, Vincent Marie’s mother shared photos of her tiny miscarried baby on Facebook through the pro-life group Anti-Choice Project.

The post said: “A friend of the Anti-Choice Project sent these pictures of her miscarriage this morning in the hopes that they would be seen by many. Baby ‘Vincent Marie’ was miscarried at 9 weeks gestation. Photos like these reveal the humanity of pre-born children. Photos of aborted babies show the inhumanity of abortion.”

Since then, almost 5,500 people have shared his photos online, fulfilling the family’s hopes that their baby would make an impact on people’s hearts.

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LiveAction News notes that Vincent Marie probably lived about seven weeks in his mother’s womb:

Conception occurs roughly two weeks after a woman’s period, but doctors measure pregnancy from the first day of the last period. Therefore, a woman who is nine weeks pregnant is carrying an approximately seven-week-old preborn baby. The picture is compatible with a baby who is seven weeks old from the time of conception.

At seven weeks, an unborn baby’s heart is beating, and their brain is developing. Though they are only about half an inch long, these unborn babies already have reflexive responses to touch. The photos of Vincent Marie show how the baby’s tiny eyes, fingers and toes already have developed.

Almost 90 percent of abortions in the U.S. occur within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, with nearly 30 percent between seven and eight weeks – the same age as Vincent Marie, according to the Guttmacher Institute.

Abortion centers often tell women that it isn’t a baby yet at this stage; it’s merely a blob of cells or a clump of tissue. But Vincent Marie’s tiny form sheds light on the truth that, even at the earliest stages, abortion destroys an innocent human being.