When is a “Baby” a “Baby?”

When is a “Baby” a “Baby?” December 6, 2012

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Princess Kate Middleton is pregnant!   Writers and celebrities have written about her severe morning sickness, speculated on the chances of her having twins, and congratulated the young royal couple.

What’s interesting to me is that so far I haven’t heard anyone congratulate Prince William and Princess Kate on their “blob of tissue” or “clump of cells” or “fetus;” no, everyone seems to acknowledge that they are expecting a baby, even though Kate is less than 12 weeks pregnant.  This is odd, because many of these people are liberal reporters and celebrities who refuse to acknowledge that life begins at conception and consequently promote abortion rights.

Over at LifeNews.com, Steven Ertelt points this out

Abortion activists are reluctant to recognize the humanity of the unborn child, but the liberal news web site Gawker did just that today. “CONFIRMED: THERE IS A HUMAN BEING GROWING INSIDE KATE MIDDLETON #baby #baby #baby” it tweeted.

The conservative twitter watchdog Twitchy caught the tweet and applauded Gawker for finally getting something right.

It said: “For once, Gawker is right. A zygote conceived from human sperm and eggs is a human being, not merely a “blob” or a “bunch of cells” or “potential human life.” At this stage of pregnancy, the baby’s heart has begun to beat and, by six weeks, brainwaves will be present.”

As with any pregnancy, we should take this opportunity to celebrate the gift of life, remind people that life begins at conception, and make sure every child is welcomed.  And let’s all remember to pray for Princess Kate as she and Prince William embark on this new and exciting journey!

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  • Sheila

    So desperate for attention.

    • Lissa

      And you are looking for attention as well, right? Why else would you post such an irrelevant, inane and snotty comment?

      I can’t help but wonder how someone can live with so much hate in their heart. Honestly …

      Love to you and your family, Bristol!

      • Sheila

        No actually I am not looking for attention… no more than any of the other posters here Lissa. Bristol’s “fans” have all but evaporated. Her posts get only a handful of responses. So its time to crank up the fear machine…her self -esteem needs a boost. She probably does the same thing at home…if she’s feeling a little neglected she heads down to the flea market so she can sign some autographs (:)

        • Ysa

          And you come here, on her blog, to make yourself feel better by putting her down. Well, trying anyway…

  • I reckon so 🙂

  • Ronda

    Touche’ Bristol, well said!!!!

  • Hannah Marie

    Very interesting post! Proof that the liberals are hypocrites 😉 I enjoyed watching you on DWTS this season! God bless you and your family!

    • Sheila

      Nice try hannah but the simple fact is that liberals don’t want women to have abortions either….but they respect that its not up to the government or churches to tell them what they can do with their reproductive organs. Thats why liberals advocate education and contraception. These tools empower women and eliminate the need for abortions in the first place. Of course its the conservatives who are the true hypocrites because they are against education and contraception.

      • Ysa

        Just to correct you, a fetus is a third party not a reproductive organ. Women can do with their reproductive organs whatever they want, but a baby it’s not a organ, is another human inside the reproductive organs. I don’t think people should be forced to carry a pregnancy to term, but I don’t delude myself that is not killing another growing person. People should be at least aware of that fact before making a decision.

      • sodakhic

        Education and contraception is fine if you pay for it Sheila.I don’t want hard earned money going to pay for abortions.

  • Mallory

    Good for you Bristol! I also find it very unnerving when someone who is pro-life is considered to have a hateful heart? It is a little scary how backwards society has become, when someone who promotes life is hateful, yet someone who supports abortion and ending human life is the loving one? I’m sorry I’m just confused.

  • Mark Miller

    Good question. It seems like during pregnancy it’s only a “baby” if the mother and father want it, and after birth it becomes a “baby” for sure, though I keep hearing about some few who’d like to change that. Creeps me out.

  • KTG

    I hadn’t really thought about this..mainly, cause I obviously believe a baby is a baby the second is conceived. Great point though on how hypocritical people can be. Not exactly related, but my Mom and I were shocked when we were getting out nails done and talking to our nail lady who we have had and liked for almost a year now. Somehow, her life story came up and she told us how she had 3 children and got pregnant with a fourth and so casually said ” but I didn’t want 4 children.. so I got an abortion” My mom and I were shocked. We aren’t extremely conservative, but that to us, was murder. To just so casually say it, like it was nothing.

  • P

    Great point! And any negative comments about your post are clear folks that feel stupid!!

  • Thomas Hubbard

    If allowed to come into this world kids can say the darnest things and make one laugh and bring joy into our lives. I also pray that William and Kate will be able to laugh with their children.As for Sheila I often wonder she only wish’s she would of been aborted, she seem to be aso unhappy!

    • Sheila

      Oh Thomas no need to worry about my happiness. And shouldn’t you be eating some fiber cereal about now? Based on your posting it sounds like you need it.

  • Bristol, I agree. It hurts my heart to hear people talk about abortion like it’s not a big deal. A baby can feel pain right from the very beginning there is proof of this. Also I’m getting so tired of people being so hateful to you and your family. Do they not see that all it is is grown up bulling? What are they teaching their children by acting so hateful to others. I adore your family and pray that ya’ll will not allow for those hateful people to ever bring you down.

    • Sheila

      Crissy the Palin’s are the biggest family of bullies out there.

      • Ysa

        Sorry, are they going to your personal blog, to talk about you?

      • sodakhic

        Sheila, do you have a blog? I’d like to make a few comments.

  • Kirstin Fitzgerald

    Excellent point, Bristol! As always! I hope life in Alaska is going good!!

  • SueB

    Great post, Bristol.

  • Dennis McHale

    You Go Girl!!! You get it!

  • mike

    Well I have softened on my views on abortion. I DON’T think a baby that could kill the birth mother during pregnancy or delivery is a good reason, however. As these doctors may be wrong. MAYBE if the mother was raped and even the trama of seeing the rapist’s face. But moroften I think the trama is from aborting one’s child. But a mother that is tricked into aborting her baby, the darkest coldest places of hell are reserved for someone to trick a mother into killing her baby. Even if it is convenient or politically correct or legal.
    But I applaude your family and for the rights and wrongs you’all stand up for. God bless your family and CONGRATULATIONS to the new royal baby.

  • Frederick Lang

    Good points Bristol. The only difference between a baby carried by one woman and a baby carried by a different woman is a simple mental decision not to have that child in the abortion’s case. Both are just as viable pregnancies and both are as much human life as the other. As soon as we can get a “Personhood” bill passed to protect those millions of pregnancies every year, the sooner those millions of lives will be protected from a culture of death that permeates our modern culture. Thanks again for sharing your views!

  • Kim Castro

    Totally agree Bristol! Thank you for your message and I pray that someday everyone will once again recognize that life begins with conception! Bless you for your decision and the beautiful baby that is the result! God bless you and your family!

  • David

    Congratulations to Prince William and Princess Kate.
    I hope that they have a very Happy Marriage.

  • Right on! Thanks for capturing this opportunity to point out the double minded truth of what the media promotes vs. what we actually know to be true with our expressions of happiness when there is an expectant family awaiting the arrival of their precious child. Situation ethics seeped into our society and as sinful creatures, we have used this to tweek anything that we want to excuse and do.

    Order does not come out of disorder. There is a complete blueprint in that first complete cell that maps out the personality, physical features, spiritual and natural gifts. A uniquely gifted child is being cruelly and painfully murdered. We have that same spirit of death roaming our country that Herod and Hitler acted under. And now we the people are all guilty… because we have no king or ruler… we the people hold the responsibility for this blood bath. Pray earnestly for repentance. Pray that we will turn from our wicked ways. Pray that God will come in a wave of awakening for his beloved-we the people.

  • Liane

    You are an idiot, Bristol. Kate is a Duchess, not a princess. And WTH? People congratulate a pregnant woman, and you hit them for not turning it into an abortion debate. How about just “Congrats”?

  • Liane

    And as a liberal who believes that women should have the right to seek safe abortions, let me put your mind at ease and cheer, “Congratulations, DUCHESS, on your growing clump of cells! You’ve chosen to keep it! I wouldn’t think you’d do anything different, as your life of privilege indicates no need to lament whether you can provide a good life for your child or find adequate prenatal care! Bristol was a pregnant teen mum, but hey, she lived in Mommy and Daddy’s house, not under a bridge like the raped and preggers teen runaway who lived round the way! As we say in England, good on yer!”

    • Have you ever met anyone who was the ‘product’ of rape? I have. There are beautiful people alive today because their mothers choose not to punish them with death for a crime that was done to them. I was raped as a young woman…it’s a terrible crime, one that will affect me for the rest of my life. But we don’t punish an innocent child with a brutally cruel death for someone’s crime.

      • CJ

        AMEN Kathleen!

      • Liane

        Were you impregnated, Kathleen, because of the rape? And if so, you kept your baby? Very brave of you. I have never been raped, but I would never judge anyone who has been raped and chose to terminate a pregnancy as the product of a rape. I would, however, applaud the bravery of someone who decides to keep the baby, despite having been raped. If you, Kathleen, were not impregnated as a result of your rape, I find it disturbing that you would judge someone who was and chose to terminate.

    • Sally

      And let’s not forget Bristol also had/has free government- funded healthcare ( because her dad is native).

  • marie

    Very nice article. I always wondered about that myself.

  • Barbara

    Such excellent observations, Bristol. No one seems to know why the procedure known as Caesarian Section was developed. They tried for centuries to find a way to deliver surgically. The uterus is outside the sac that contains the vital organs (peritoneum). The problem was always infection. Once they understood how to refrain from piercing the peritoneum the surgical delivery revolutionized obstetrics. This can be done quite rapidly when necessary, in amatter of seconds. In nursing school we saw a film of a woman delivering under hypnosis. She was singing and joyful–no pain. So the late-term “partial birth” abortion isn’t necessary. I agree that the rape or incest is much more traumatic than the natural birth of a baby. Iwas was in nursing school before Roe v Wade. We delivered the girls from our local Florence Crittendon Home where they lived, went to school and received counseling during pregnancy. This was much better than abortion and most babies were adopted by deserving couples.

  • sodakhic

    That’s it Bristol. Game, set, match on the conception issue.Too bad these women that think that they can’t afford to bring a baby in the world, maybe if they stopped using drugs and sleeping with every man they come in contact with , would make their decision easier.

    • Tremblay

      Spoken like a true conservative male pig. You sound like the married prolife family values congressman who tried to force the woman he was having an affair with to have an abortion.

      • Tremblay

        That republican congressman ran on family values and being pro life.

    • Allison

      I thought you were being ironic! Are your for real? Bristol should be offended at your “sleeping around” comment. Lucky for her she had a family that could support her “accident”.

  • CJ

    BRAVO, sweet Bristol!!! So happy you brought this to light!
    It’s a clump of cells or a fetus when it isn’t wanted and it’s a baby when it is.
    By the same token, I never heard anyone who ever miscarried a child ever say, “I LOST A FETUS OR A CLUMP OF CELLS.” It’s always, “We lost our baby”. When Lacy Peterson was murdered in her 8th month of pregnancy, her husband was charged w/ 2 counts of murder, NOT one!!! How is it that her precious baby boy, who wasn’t yet born, was considered murdered, yet, the woman who chooses to abort in her 8th month isn’t committing
    the same???? The world has gone mad and the consequences are coming.
    It’s very simple We do not have the right to take an innocent life, but we, as females, have the option of keeping our legs closed.
    As for rape, several yrs ago, on one of the daytime talk shows, a young single woman became pregnant as a result of a very violent rape. She scheduled an abortion, but couldn’t go through w/ it. 9 months later, she gave birth to a healthy, gorgeous baby girl who she confessed, is the love of her life who has helped her heal the horrendous memories of the night she was conceived!! She said that she never thought that so much love could ever come from such a traumatic circumstance and she realizes that
    her daughter was a gift from GOD for choosing to protect the life HE created despite those circumstances. They brought her daughter on stage.
    She was only 4 at the time…and was deemed a very gifted musical prodigy!!!!! Was the mom wealthy? No. Was she young and unmarried? Yes. Did this pregnancy occur at a bad/inconvenient time in her life? Absolutely! But, the Lord turned a terrible situation and made “beauty from ashes”…..and oh, does that little one LOVE her mommy! Her mom said she can’t imagine her life w/o her daughter and has even been able to forgive the man who violated her. True story, and an awesome GOD!
    YES…..LIFE BEGINS AT CONCEPTION and it is Almighty GOD who creates each new soul. Who are we to destroy what is precious to HIM and purposed by HIM?

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  • D louis

    What motivates someone to go on a blog just to say nasty things? I can only assume Sheila and Sally are young and immature with nothing better to do.

  • Bonny Batman

    Love your quick responses to the double talking media. A baby is a baby – if it is royal – otherwise it is what they want to call it. Really enjoy your quick wit – I don’t know if it makes you feel good or not, but you do have your Mom’s spark. Love ya guys. Bonny

  • Laurie

    Great point, Bristol! You pointed out the hypocrisy perfectly! Props to you!!

  • NanaJ

    Excellent article. Thank you for sharing. I hope to see a beautiful snow scene from AK on your FB wall soon.

  • Ron

    Jesus was filled with the Holy Spirit inside his mothers womb ” The baby shook ” as John the Baptist mother passed by.

    Jeremiah wrote ” I was called from my mothers womb ”

    I guess that settles it.

  • Hey Bristol!!! Can I say how incredibly touched I am that a young woman such as yourself will stand here on a public platform and speak up for our little peanuts. I am a mommy to two little peanuts (Maddy -3 and Noah -1) and my heart aches to think that the life of such precious chldren are taken away daily. I believe that in their hearts many many many people are FOR LIFE, but are too afraid to stand up and say so. The popular vote today focuses on oneself, full of our own individual wants, needs and pleasures, and Rights! But what about the rights of our precious children? Although I’m sure it must be completely terrifying for a young mom that was not planning to become pregnant, we must all stand up and be voices for our little babies!!!There are way too many desperate couples just dying for the chance to become parents for us to sit here and as a society say “Yes it is okay, we can take away our child’s life if we don’t want or are not prepared to take care of them”. So many people are ready to take care of their children! God Bless you for using your voice in such an amazing way!!! Please, please, please share this PRO-LIFE CHALLENGE we came up with. Let us all come together and have our voices heard, and shock the world that we LOVE ALL LIFE! Would love your voice to help share this! http://www.facebook.com/childrenwomenlife. God Bless and thanks again for all that you do!!!