OB/GYN: Sometimes a fetal diagnosis by ultrasound is wrong

By Sarah Terzo

Mary L Davenport, California obstetrician/gynecologist and former president of the American Association for Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists:

“Ultrasound is imperfect and analysis of the images can result in inaccurate interpretations. Pregnant women who have declined abortion for fetuses diagnosed by ultrasound with fatal birth defects such as Potter’s syndrome (kidney disease with no amniotic fluid) or thanatophoric dwarfism (a fatal form of skeletal disease) have sometimes ended up giving birth to normal babies.”

Mary L. Davenport, “Is Late-Term Abortion Ever Necessary?” American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Quoted in Carla Mooney Should Abortion Be Legal? (San Diego, California: Reference Point Press, 2014) pp. 58-59.

Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission. Sarah Terzo is offering a short, free pro-life eBook that exposes the pro-choice movement. Click here to get it.