A survey conducted by the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA), a national legal network of prolife pregnancy centers, showed how powerful ultrasounds are in changing the minds of abortion-minded and abortion-vulnerable patients.
NIFLA stated in a press release:
Four-hundred and ten (410) of NIFLA’s medical membership (less than one-half) reported providing 75,318 ultrasound confirmations of pregnancy in 2013 on patients identified as either abortion-minded or abortion-vulnerable. Of these abortion at risk patients, 58,634 chose to carry to term, indicating that 78% of those mothers who saw an ultrasound image of their unborn child before deciding about abortion chose life.
When asked whether ultrasound confirmation of pregnancy has a positive impact upon a mother considering abortion to choose life 83.5% said “Absolutely,” 15.76% said “More than likely,” and 0.74% said, “Only a small impact.”
Planned Parenthood and abortion advocates will do all they can to conceal the reality that abortion kills babies. That is why they refer to preborn babies as “tissues” or “products of conception” and oftentimes dissuade women from looking at their ultrasounds.
Technology reveals the truth that they try to hide from women. When a woman sees her preborn child on an ultrasound, with a beating heart by 22 days post-fertilization, she will most likely choose life—78% of abortion-minded or abortion-vulnerable mothers who saw their ultrasounds did! It is not a coincidence that 83.5% said that the ultrasound “Absolutely” has a positive impact and another 15.76% said that it “More than likely” did.
We are seeing a trend in women connecting with their babies before birth. Four dimensional ultrasounds (4-D) have done wonders in revealing to us the humanity of the child.
One ultrasound company did a 3-D/4-D photo contest asking parents to send in their child’s ultrasounds and photo post-birth, generally in the same pose as their ultrasound. The results are stunning, revealing the striking resemblance of these children’s mannerisms, both in the womb and outside of it. There is also a new phenomenon of women doing 3-D printing of their ultrasounds for as little as $250.
A writer at the Washington Post admitted that it “could perhaps change the abortion debate.” When the humanity of the preborn child is revealed with the help of technology, both the child and the mom win.
LifeNews Note: Arina Grossu is the director of the Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council.