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Bindi Irwin is pregnant: ‘This beautiful little being has become the most important part of our lives’

Bindi Irwin

Conservationist and celebrity Bindi Irwin has announced she is expecting her first child with husband Chandler Powell. Irwin, the daughter of late Australian conservationist Steve Irwin, married Powell just five months ago at the Australia Zoo in Queensland, which was opened by her grandparents and is still operated by the Irwin family.

The couple shared the news on Instagram, with Powell and Irwin holding a tiny Australia Zoo onesie, which matched their khaki ensembles. “Baby Wildlife Warrior due 2021,” she wrote, adding that they couldn’t wait to spread the news. “Though I’m still in my first trimester, we really want you to be part of our journey from the beginning of this new life chapter. We couldn’t wait to share the news as this beautiful little being has become the most important part of our lives.”

She closed the post by asking for “good vibes and prayers” for “our little sweetheart.”

On Twitter, Powell also expressed his excitement. “Becoming a dad is the highlight of my life,” he wrote. “I cannot wait to embark on this new adventure and life chapter with my gorgeous wife, @BindiIrwin. Bee, you’re going to be the most amazing mother.”

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Irwin’s mother, Terri, likewise celebrated the news on Twitter, calling it the “best day ever” and saying that Steve Irwin, Bindi’s father and Terri’s late husband, would have loved witnessing this moment.

Irwin is still in her first trimester and her baby is due in 2021. Even at this early point, a preborn child is remarkably well-developed and undeniably human.

At the moment of fertilization, the baby already has his or her own unique DNA, distinct from his or her mother, with traits such as gender, ethnicity, eye color, and hair color already determined. The heart begins beating between 16 and 21 days after fertilization, with measurable brain waves able to be detected by six weeks.

By eight weeks, 90% of all bodily structures present in adults are present and have formed. And at nine weeks, preborn babies have hair follicles, as well as fingernails and toenails.

The comments from Irwin and her family indicate that they are well aware of the humanity of this precious baby. The public acknowledgement of this little life is a welcome change from the dehumanizing language too often used by the abortion industry. Each preborn child is a human life who deserves to be cherished and protected, no matter what.

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