Sunday, January 09, 2011

Fetus may have enough light to develop sight in the womb

The New Scientist:

A FETUS might learn to see before it is born. So much light penetrates a pregnant woman's tummy that her fetus may develop vision in the final two months of pregnancy.


In bright sunlight, a fetus could receive light equivalent to that found in a typically lit house.

So it's not impossible that under the glare of hospital lights, a late-term fetus may actually see the long needle that the doctor injects into his heart to kill him.

But as long as the woman's autonomy is preserved, if the fetus has to see the instrument of his death and squirm in fright, who gives a damn?

That's the feminist attitude.