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3D technology allowing blind parents to feel their baby’s face shows the humanity of unborn children

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By SPUC – The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children

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The use of new 3D technology, which allows blind parents to feel their unborn baby’s face, has been lauded by SPUC as it demonstrates the humanity and beauty of unborn children. “It is all too often the case that unborn children are regarded as ‘clumps of cells’ or ‘blobs of tissue’, as Michael Robinson, SPUC Director of Communications, observed. “The deployment of such remarkable technology serves to illustrate the humanity and beauty of unborn children.”

In the past, three-dimensional ultrasounds have been employed exclusively for diagnostic purposes. Nevertheless, in the context of caring for a blind expectant mother, a sonographer at the John Hopkins Hospital in the USA developed the concept of providing visually impaired parents with a three-dimensional image of their baby’s face at an anatomy scan, which typically occurs between 18 and 22 weeks.

In a recent interview, Melissa Riccobono, the mother and president of the Maryland Parents of Blind Children, expressed her enthusiasm for this concept, particularly for expectant parents who have visual impairments. Melissa stated: “It is an innovative approach to anticipating the arrival of a new life. Rather than merely viewing an ultrasound image, families can now experience the tangible reality of the developing fetus. This provides a unique opportunity for them to interact with the baby in a way that is not possible with a mere picture.”

Melissa posited that the overreliance on visual stimuli, as evidenced by the prevalence of images in our society, results in a significant loss of opportunity to engage with the other senses. She contended that this is particularly detrimental for individuals who are visually impaired, as they are unable to fully appreciate the nuances of their surroundings.

“Dispelling pro-abortion myths that belittle the existence of the unborn”.

SPUC’s Mr Robinson stated: The abortion industry benefits from the dehumanisation of unborn children. Those who advocate for abortion promote a misleading ideology that dehumanises the unborn child, presenting them as nothing more than cells or tissue. It is evident that a significant proportion of women who present for an abortion are unaware of the development of their child, particularly during the earliest stages of pregnancy.

Furthermore, he posited that 3D technology affords parents the opportunity to observe the life of their unborn child prior to birth. It helps to dispel pro-abortion myths which belittle the existence and humanity of unborn children.

The study of human life within the womb.

The advancements in technology over the past 50 years have enabled us to gain a significantly deeper understanding of the intricacies of life before birth than any previous generation. The advent of modern technology, such as 3D ultrasound scans, has enabled society to gain a deeper understanding of the humanity of the unborn child.

Twenty-five days after conception, the unborn child’s body undergoes rapid growth, with the appearance of head, body, hand and foot buds.

At approximately 21 to 25 days post-conception, the heart cells of the developing foetus begin to beat. Other internal organs are present in a rudimentary form and are functioning, and early facial features begin to emerge. The physician who conducted the inaugural blood transfusion to an unborn infant has provided a description of the unborn child one month after conception.

By 30 days, the baby has developed a brain of unmistakable human proportions, eyes, ears, a mouth, kidneys, a liver, an umbilical cord and a heart that is pumping blood.


Daniel Miller is responsible for nearly all of National Right to Life News' political writing.

With the election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency, Daniel Miller developed a deep obsession with U.S. politics that has never let go of the political scientist. Whether it's the election of Joe Biden, the midterm elections in Congress, the abortion rights debate in the Supreme Court or the mudslinging in the primaries - Daniel Miller is happy to stay up late for you.

Daniel was born and raised in New York. After living in China, working for a news agency and another stint at a major news network, he now lives in Arizona with his two daughters.

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