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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“Had I seen a sonogram,” I would’ve chosen life

By Sarah Terzo From one postabortion women: “I know that my “story” would have ended differently had there been a pregnancy center to go to back in 1971. I know that I would’ve chosen life for my baby had I seen a sonogram, heard a heartbeat, and had more facts.” Debby Efurd,  Go Tell It (Franklin, …

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the transformative power of ultrasound images

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Editor’s note. Today’s look back at what appeared a year ago in NRL News Today is about as heart-warming, and, therefore, timeless, as you can get. See if you agree. Ps. Their  baby was born April 29, 2020. When UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in …

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

By SPUC—The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Editor’s note. This latest in our series of stories that appeared in NRL News Today last year is beautiful, stirring, and encouraging. I’m confident  you’ll agree it’s certainly worth a second read. New 3D technology which allows blind parents to feel their unborn baby’s face has …

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New ultrasound images in 4D give “pause and admiration”

By Sarah Terzo A reporter spoke about advances in ultrasound technology that produced very clear fetal images: “While such images won’t quell the abortion debate anytime soon, their beauty alone deserves pause and admiration.” Julian Kesner, “Life as you’ve never seen it,” New York Daily News October 12, 2006. Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic …

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Woman sees ultrasound, realizes she’s pregnant with “a little person”

By Sarah Terzo From a woman who was being tested to see if her baby had Down syndrome or other anomalies. She had been considering abortion if the baby was discovered to be disabled. She’s describing what she saw on the ultrasound: “I was on this incredible high, like I saw the head and the little …

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Pro-choice writer complains about ultrasounds

By Sarah Terzo Pro-choice writer Lisa M. Mitchell complains about how ultrasounds reveal preborn babies: “Struggles over the meanings of personhood have implications for other persons, and I’m interested in the ramifications of ‘seeing’ into women and ‘seeing’ particular fetuses… To what extent is [ultrasound] disempowering, subjecting women, fetuses, men, and sonographers to a normalizing gaze?… …

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Pregnancy center worker tells of teen’s reaction to seeing her baby on an ultrasound

By Sarah Terzo A pregnancy center worker wrote: “I’ll never forget the 15-year-old girl who, upon seeing her child’s ultrasound image, started crying. When asked why she was crying she said, ‘Everyone lied to me. They told me that I just had a blob of tissue and so it was no big deal. You are …

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Pro-choice activist gives instructions to sonographers

By Sarah Terzo Pro-choice writer Carolyn McLeod says there should be “fairly radical changes in obstetrical practice” to dehumanize preborn babies. She says: “… In some obstetrical contexts it may be appropriate to view fetuses as separate (e.g., in fetal surgery); however, overall, they should not be defined as separate or independent entities. “During ultrasound …

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Pro-choice activist describes (and laments) the effect of ultrasound on pregnant couples

By Sarah Terzo Pro-choice author Lisa M Mitchell writes: “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 and has the …

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Pro-Choice author refers to “baby” in the womb

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. …

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Bemoaning the life-affirming impact of ultrasounds

By Dave Andrusko Let’s see if I get this correct. When pro-abortionists find something—anything—they think can further the process of desensitizing the public to the horrors of abortion, it is “real science.” When pro-lifers find something—anything—that offsets the callous attempts of the Abortion Industry, we’re indulging in “phony science.”  When we are offering is irrefutable, …

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