A follow-on to "fetal pain" news lately: Fox News: "Babies May Start Crying While in the Womb"
This isn't news, I'm just putting the link in there to FOX's story dated Sept. 14, 2005. (HT to Lee Anne)
And they have a link also to WebMD's Fetal Development Timeline that's interesting.
Also, there's an interesting and ironic headline in a sidebox to that article: "Study: 'Morning After' Pill Not Harmful to Fetus". It's a tad misleading unless you read its first sentence: "Pregnancies that occur despite the use of emergency contraception that contains a progestin do not appear to be associated with any increased risk to mother or child."
And the definition given of how MAPs work is slightly different--and more telling--than several sources we've quoted before:
This form of emergency contraception is about 85 percent effective at preventing pregnancy and is believed to work in one of three ways: temporarily blocking eggs from being produced, preventing the formation of hormones within the ovaries that maintain a pregnancy, or [we already emphasized this one] keeping a fertilized egg from becoming implanted in the uterus."...preventing the formation of hormones within the ovaries that maintain a pregnancy..."
Another piece of scientific definition that Morning After Pills can and do in fact terminate a pregnancy if one has started. Not always, but it is one of the ways it's designed to work.