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March 29th, 2007, 05:04 PM
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On another board someone recently "How can something not living have a heartbeat?"

It got me thinking...

A heart can beat in a braindead person.

It can even beat for some time after it's been removed, in the case of transplant harvesting.

In fact, the 'heartbeat' (muscle contraction) of an early first trimester fetus isn't fully developed or pumping blood. I mentioned this just to clarify the 'Abortion stops a beating heart.' bumpersticker slogan...

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TIME PERIOD: 23- 25 days post-ovulationn

Thirteen to twenty pairs of somites are present and the embryo is shaped in a modified S curve. The embryo has a bulb-like tail and a connecting stalk to the developing placenta.

A primitive S-shaped tubal heart is beating and peristalsis, the rhythmic muscle contractions propelling fluids throughout the body, begins. However, this is not true circulation because blood vesel development is still incomplete.

http://www.visembryo.com/baby/11.html

[Circulation doesn't become completely functional until 16 weeks post-fertilization (18 weeks of pregnancy).]

http://www.visembryo.com/baby/16_weeks.html[/b]
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Does a first trimester abortion really stop a 'beating heart'?

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March 29th, 2007, 05:17 PM
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On another board someone recently "How can something not living have a heartbeat?"

It got me thinking...

A heart can beat in a braindead person.

It can even beat for some time after it's been removed, in the case of transplant harvesting.

In fact, the 'heartbeat' (muscle contraction) of an early first trimester fetus isn't fully developed or pumping blood. I mentioned this just to clarify the 'Abortion stops a beating heart.' bumpersticker slogan...

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TIME PERIOD: 23- 25 days post-ovulationn

Thirteen to twenty pairs of somites are present and the embryo is shaped in a modified S curve. The embryo has a bulb-like tail and a connecting stalk to the developing placenta.

A primitive S-shaped tubal heart is beating and peristalsis, the rhythmic muscle contractions propelling fluids throughout the body, begins. However, this is not true circulation because blood vesel development is still incomplete.

http://www.visembryo.com/baby/11.html

[Circulation doesn't become completely functional until 16 weeks post-fertilization (18 weeks of pregnancy).]

http://www.visembryo.com/baby/16_weeks.html[/b]
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Does a first trimester abortion really stop a 'beating heart'?

Jen
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Definitely!! There's a heart, there's a beat, it stops after an abortion- it's stopping a heartbeat! Whether or not this heartbeat pumps blood doesn't take away from the fact that you stopped a beating heart. Unless you want to change the cliche to "stopping a pumping heart".

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March 30th, 2007, 07:57 AM
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On another board someone recently "How can something not living have a heartbeat?"

It got me thinking...

A heart can beat in a braindead person.

It can even beat for some time after it's been removed, in the case of transplant harvesting.

In fact, the 'heartbeat' (muscle contraction) of an early first trimester fetus isn't fully developed or pumping blood. I mentioned this just to clarify the 'Abortion stops a beating heart.' bumpersticker slogan...[/b]
And if you stopped the heart of a braindead person, he or she would die. And a person who's brain-dead is certainly living before you stop their heart, they're just not thinking.


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, the rhythmic muscle contractions propelling fluids throughout the body[/b]
That's from your article. I imagine the contractions propelling fluids through the body has SOME sort of significance to the baby, regardless if it's pumping blood or not. It wouldn't just pump for the heck of pumping. Our bodies really don't do anything that's unnecessary for the most part.
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March 30th, 2007, 12:33 PM
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I love the new username Ocean child! That's way easier to remember for the next time I quote you!
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March 30th, 2007, 01:16 PM
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