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"The second your egg is fertilized by a sperm, it contains the plans for every detail of the baby's development, including sex, hair and eye color, and height. [On week 3], the brain, spinal chord, and nervous system develop. 8 weeks after conception, baby has fingerprints and responds when touched. [At just 9 weeks], the body is nearly complete. Internal organs are present and functioning. Changes after the ninth week are primarily changes in size, rather than appearance."
- Making an Informed Decision About Pregnancy Pamphlet
"The baby has a heart beat 18 days after conception. Brain waves are detected after 40 days. All organs are in place and functioning at 8 weeks."
- Sav-a-Life Women's Resource Center
"A scientific textbook called Basics of Biology gives five characteristics of living things; these five criteria are found in all modern elementary scientific textbooks: