By Karen Ingle If not for then-Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson and his wife Kirsten, Maryland’s Severna Park Pregnancy Clinic staff might today be defending life without their strongest weapon. The clinic’s long-lived ultrasound machine lingered just one mechanical failure away from its demise. But because of the Watsons’ generosity, a new, state-of-the-art 3D/4D ultrasound …Continue reading "Maryland Pregnancy Clinic to Defend Life"
By Sarah Terzo Chris Aubert was pro-choice and the father of two aborted babies. He had willingly gone along with his girlfriends’ abortions and was strongly pro-choice. But when his wife had a sonogram of their first child, his views changed: “When [his wife] was about eight weeks pregnant, I saw for the first time …Continue reading "Pro-Choicer converts to pro-life after seeing ultrasound"
By Dave Andrusko “Seeing is believing” is one of those great aphorisms that can be taken in many directions. Probably the predominate explanation is simply that it implies skepticism until we can see something. Put another way, it is that seeing can confirm what we intuitively already know is true. Or in one of Pascal’s …Continue reading "“The glimmer of life portrayed in sonogram images is a taste of the transcendent”"
By Naomi Klouda Editor’s note. This appeared at the Catholic Anchor and is reposted with permission. A visit to the Heart to Heart Pregnancy Center in Eagle River has eased anxieties for thousands of pregnant women. Since 2001 pregnant women have turned to supportive staff who guide them through a variety of services and also offer …Continue reading "Ultrasound gives Alaska pregnancy center ‘a window on the humanity of the unborn’"
By Dave Andrusko As per usual we are doing our level best at NRL News Today to keep you up to date on ongoing legislative efforts in the states. One example is S.F. 2849 (H.F. 3194) which has passed the committee process and has been moved to the floors of the Minnesota House and Senate. …Continue reading "The power of ultrasounds to convince every pregnant woman to allow that child to complete her journey"
By Andrea Rau Editor’s note. The following is a letter to the editor send by Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) that was published on March 30, 2018, in the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. Alison Brennan’s recent letter to the editor (“Minnesota health care bill would set a dangerous precedent“) is off the mark and over …Continue reading "Ultrasound legislation is a commonsense effort to better empower patients"
By Sarah Terzo Crisis pregnancy center worker Barbara Chishko says the following of women who come to her center: “They have a developing baby within them. They have been told it is just a blob of tissue, but when they see the ultrasound, they are able to see arms and legs. Women understand what is …Continue reading "Women realize they are carrying babies when they see ultrasound"
New informed consent legislation will empower pregnant women ST. PAUL — A woman’s right to view her ultrasound prior to an abortion would be guaranteed under new legislation introduced today with the strong support of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL), the state’s oldest and largest pro-life organization. “Women have a right to be well-informed …Continue reading "MCCL strongly supports women’s right to view ultrasound"
By Jay Hobbs Editor’s note. My family and I will be on vacation through August 25. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked over the last ten months. After a hiatus of …Continue reading "Pro-Lifers Offering Free Ultrasounds, Choice in Front of Re-Opened Texas Abortion Mill"
By Dave Andrusko Having reached mid-week, we are continuing to post about the extraordinary National Right to Life convention, held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This post is motivated by the workshops on state legislation and their capacity to touch, motivate, and shape the moral imagination. When the speakers mentioned ultrasounds I instantly thought back to a …Continue reading "Why ultrasounds put the fear of God into Planned Parenthood"
By Sarah Terzo In a book on abortion, one pro-choice man described how was surprised to see his baby on ultrasound: “I must say, seeing Edward on the ultrasound screen at 12 weeks’ pregnancy did make me think again about abortion. It certainly presents you with rigid evidence of the living reality of the unborn …Continue reading "Seeing ultrasound of son makes pro-choice man “think again”"
By Mary McClusky I’ll always remember the first picture I saw of Christopher. I was flipping through my friend’s photo album and suddenly encountered an ultrasound photo slipped loosely between the pages. Andrea’s creative way of announcing the impending arrival of her first child revealed the immense power of images to grab our attention and …Continue reading "A Picture is Worth Countless Lives"