Join us for a crash course in the growth of the preborn to learn how we all changed from one cell into an organism that could reason, remember, and relate to others.

We each started when a living egg and a living sperm united to form a unique cell with all the instructions needed to create the diverse tissues of a new human body.

We will specifically look at fertilization, the development of pain systems, and how the human brain grows from conception through infancy. Dr. Furth connects the physical changes in the brain to the evidence on the earliest capabilities of the fetus. Lessons learned from studying brain growth can be employed to inform pro-life bioethics and advocacy. This webinar is hosted by Wisconsin Right to Life and offered on campus by the Philosophy Department and the Concordia Center for Bioethics.

Event information HERE.


This event is open to CUW Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, and Community Members.


There is no registration for this FREE event.


Dr. Katrina Furth is an associate scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute in Washington, DC, which promotes science and statistics for pre-life causes. She specializes in communicating science concepts with non-scientific audiences and is the lead author of the website. Since graduating with a PhD in Neuroscience from Boston University, she has worked as an adjunct professor at Catholic University in Washington, DC. Dr. Furth enjoys educating scientists and non-scientists alike about fetal development and has presented expert legislative testimony, seminars, and talks concerning milestones in heart and brain growth. She believes that as people come to understand more about embryonic and fetal development, they will be more likely to support life-affirming policies. Dr. Furth also enjoys working with teen moms through a ministry called YoungLives. She currently resides in Washington, DC, with her husband and four children.


The Concordia Center for Bioethics is a Christian academic center that applies God's Word to issues involving biology and health care through teaching, service, and research. Learn more HERE.