Last week, politician Stacey Abrams claimed, “There is no such thing as a heartbeat at six weeks…. It is a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have the right to take control of a woman’s body.”  

When detractors disagreed on Twitter, the response from pro-abortion advocates was that the heart isn’t fully developed yet. It’s just “cardiac activity.” Of course, “cardiac activity” means a beating activity in a developing heart. And just tell a new mom that the beating she heard was “manufactured,” and see what she thinks. 

About the same time, scientists revealed that babies can taste and smell in the womb: 4D ultrasounds revealed babies frowning at the taste of kale and smiling at the sweet taste of carrots.  

Even in the womb, babies are developing likes and dislikes because they’re human. Abrams is wrong: Fetal development is no conspiracy of men to control women. Politically convenient talking points cannot deny the reality and truth of humanity in the womb.

Copyright 2022 by the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. Reprinted from with permission.