By Sarah Terzo
Pro-Choice author Lisa M. Mitchell was unimpressed with the ultrasound she had while pregnant. Nevertheless, she refers to the entity in her womb as a baby:
“What I recall most vividly during my first ultrasound was the technician’s concern when I didn’t seem interested in the swirling grey mass on the screen. From my perspective, lying on my back with an enormous belly and a full bladder, I just wanted the scan to be over. I now understand the technician incorrectly read my reaction to the ultrasound as a sign that I was ambivalent about or possibly even rejecting the baby.”
Lisa M. Mitchell, Baby’s First Picture: Ultrasound and the Politics of Fetal Subjects (Toronto: University of Toronto Press Inc., 2001) pp. 50-91.
Mitchell spends the entire book defending abortion but seems to know that women are pregnant with babies and that her child was a baby in the womb.
Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission.