This has already been covered by Jill Stanek, Live Action, Stand True, and many others, but SecularProLife.org must comment. The following video contains exceprts from a debate at Fort Lewis College in Colorado, where an "Advocates for Choice" student organization revealed their ignorance of, and contempt for, embryology:
When I heard "[T]here's research on our side that says that the heart doesn't beat until 24 weeks," I immediately thought of Amillia Rose Taylor, the Florida girl who was born at just 22 weeks. I guess her survival was an even greater medical miracle than previously thought, since apparently her heart didn't start beating until two weeks after she was born!
Pro-life viewers have expressed shock, amusement, and disappointment in our educational system. I must admit that, shamefully, my first reaction was anger. Babies are dying because a sizeable portion of the American public swallows this bullshit, pardon my French. (The pro-life measure that was the focus of this debate is expected to fail.)
But upon reflection, I really can't be angry at the Advocates for Choice presenters. After all, it's not as if they're conducting their own medical research. Their fault is simply that they're too trusting of their source; the group is sponsored by Planned Parenthood, which has a long record of disseminating medical and scientific falsehoods.
Nevertheless, I remain hopeful, because the high school and college members of SecularProLife.org show a dedication to the pursuit of scientific truth. They, not the Fort Lewis College presenters, represent the student population. I also have hope that the abortion lobby's blatant pseudoscience will continue to drive atheists and agnostics into our camp. We welcome you with open arms.