Most people would be surprised to learn just how quickly a fetus develops inside his or her mother’s womb. Every day there is a new development in the preborn’s progress.
Although a preborn at 20 weeks is still a long way from his/her first words or steps, they are still experiencing new things about the world.
At a mere 20 weeks from conception, a fetus can be startles by an external noise .
They are able to experience the sounds of the outside world.
They are highly developed, so they can be startled by a voice or a loud thud.
They can hear what goes on outside of the womb.
What is even more shocking is that they can react to the noise.
A preborn at this stage can do all of these things, yet he or she is still not able to protect his or her life.
 1.Clowes, Brian, PhD. 2001. The Facts of Life. Front Royal: Human Life International.
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