By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation It happened when I was scrolling through my Facebook feed one day. In between posts about the latest football games and political rants, I saw it—and it melted my heart. There was an Ultrasound of not one, but two babies—the latest additions to my Facebook friend’s family. …Continue reading "Never underestimate the power of an ultrasound to change a mind and to save a life"
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 …Continue reading "OB/GYN: Sometimes a fetal diagnosis by ultrasound is wrong"
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 shy and …Continue reading "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 …Continue reading "Dr. Michael R. Harrison on ultrasound, unborn babies, and stripping away the veil of mystery"
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, …Continue reading "“Had I seen a sonogram,” I would’ve chosen life"
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 …Continue reading "Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the transformative power of ultrasound images"
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 …Continue reading "3D technology allowing blind parents to feel their baby’s face shows the humanity of unborn children"
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 …Continue reading "New ultrasound images in 4D give “pause and admiration”"
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 …Continue reading "Woman sees ultrasound, realizes she’s pregnant with “a little person”"
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?… …Continue reading "Pro-choice writer complains about ultrasounds"
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 …Continue reading "Pregnancy center worker tells of teen’s reaction to seeing her baby on an ultrasound"
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 …Continue reading "Pro-choice activist gives instructions to sonographers"