Nothing would ever be the same after seeing that sonogram

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation The image flashes in my mind’s eye like a scene from a movie. I vividly recall the visage of my baby on the screen—an image that was captured in a photo that I treasured. I could see in that image my mother’s smile, re-drawn in the …

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Ultrasounds also profoundly affect fathers

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation If you doubt the power of ultrasounds to save women from the heartache of abortion, consider this observation from a sonographer named Ann, who was quoted in the summer newsletter of central Pennsylvania’s Morning Star Pregnancy Services. “To show someone that it’s an actual baby and …

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Woman walks out of abortion clinic after seeing her twins on ultrasound

By Sarah Terzo From an article in The Oklahoman: When Oklahoma resident Pam Brown realized she was pregnant for the second time in 18 months, she felt like an abortion was her only option. At the clinic, the doctor performed an ultrasound to gauge how far along Brown was in her pregnancy. She saw something …

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A discernible shift in the conversations about the abortion, thanks to improvements in ultrasound technology

By Dave Andrusko I never tire of reading about the impact of ultrasounds. Especially improvements. As the New York Post’s Rikki Schlott wrote over the weekend, “Today, ultrasounds are more advanced than ever. Gone is the era of the traditional, black and white, grainy 2D images. Now, through 3D, 4D, and HD ultrasounds — which were developed and …

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The transformative power of ultrasounds to change the way pregnant women understand their unborn child

By Dave Andrusko One of my daughters was president of a local Women Helping Center. If anyone would know the crucial importance of ultrasounds, it would be her and the staff. By making concrete what to a woman facing an untimely pregnancy is essentially an abstraction, ultrasounds dramatically change the decision-making calculus. By slowing down …

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Father sees ultrasound of his baby for the first time

By Sarah Terzo A pregnant woman talks about what happened when her ambivalent fiancé, the baby’s father, saw an ultrasound of his baby for the first time: “My fiancé and I were a lot closer before I found out I was pregnant… We kinda drifted apart. I got him to go to the ultrasound with me, …

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Ultrasounds not only save lives but also help preserve families

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Editor’s note. This appears in the September edition of National Right to Life News. Please share with your pro-life family and friends. Science has now confirmed what parents the world over have known in their hearts—that ultrasounds of preborn babies are important for parent-child bonding, including …

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3-D ultrasounds of two unborn babies a huge hit on The Today Show

Not a “fetus” anywhere By Dave Andrusko When the topic is about unborn babies in their natural (safe) state, then people who probably aren’t on our side can feel free to treat them as…unborn babies. This has been passed all over our office today. It’s a 1 minute and 22 second clip taken from The …

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Dr. Michael R. Harrison on ultrasound, unborn babies, and stripping away the veil of mystery

By Sarah Terzo Physician Michael R. Harrison said of ultrasound: “It was not until the last half of this century that the prying eye of the ultrasound (that is, ultrasound visualization) rendered the once opaque womb transparent, stripping the veil of mystery from the dark inner sanctum, and letting the light of scientific observation fall on the …

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Pro-choice activist laments the effect of ultrasound on pregnant couples

For some parents, the ability to see fetal parts [in the ultrasound] – especially the beating heart – and to see the fetus sucking its thumb, kicking, excreting, and responding to external stimuli may demonstrate that the fetus is aware of its surroundings… Read the whole story.

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