New 3D Fetal Models are Changing the Abortion Debate

National   |   Sarah Zagorski   |   Feb 18, 2015   |   11:49AM   |   Washington, DC

Advances in ultrasound technology has given humanity a window to the womb, which is why pro-life advocates have worked for the passage of legislation that would allow a mother to see her unborn child prior to an abortion. These days, ultrasounds can show unborn babies in 4D motion; and sometimes these images show babies moving around, sucking their thumb and even smiling.

Unfortunately, however, the abortion industry is not too fond of ultrasound legislation because it testifies to the humanity of the unborn child. In fact, statistics show that 78% of pregnant women who see an ultrasound of their baby reject abortion. But now pro-abortion supporters should also be concerned about 3D fetal models that could impact the abortion debate the way ultrasound has over the past decade.

As LifeNews previously reported, in 2013 a California company called 3D Babies announced that they would create a fetal doll from 3D/4D ultrasound pictures.

The company’s website reads, “We create an adorable baby figurine resembling your baby’s facial features and body position. We use your 3D/4D ultrasound images or newborn baby pictures to create a unique artistic representation of your baby using the latest computer graphics and 3D printing technology. This is a great way to share the excitement of your new baby with family and friends. Your 3D Baby will be a treasured family remembrance of your pregnancy and new baby.” Additionally, a representative of WolfPrint, the company that creates the models, said, “We are trying to create a very positive emotion for them as a memory of this magical time.”

Thomas Liftson, a writer for The American Thinker commented on the impact the models could have on pro-life efforts. He said, “Of course, mothers planning an abortion are unlikely to commission a $600 model of the victim. But the existence of these models will surely become known, and they will eventually be seen by more and more people as the price comes down. At a minimum, it puts the lie to the gross euphemisms employed by the pro-abortion movement to disguise the nature of the act they support as a ‘right.”

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In an article in The Washington Post an Estonian woman known as Marja shared why she decided to get a 3D model of her baby. She said, “I didn’t want to remember my pregnancy as just doctor’s visits and tests and weighing and measuring. I wanted to turn it into something emotional to be remembered by my family and me.”

The 3D models are also helpful for fetal surgery. Gynecologist Marek Sois told Reuters, “It is possible to see face malformations such as a cleft lip. When the child goes into surgery, the surgeon can look at the sculpture and see exactly what kind of a defect it is.”


Last year, pro-advocate Susan Michelle said, “No matter how hard they try, abortion advocates cannot hide from the technology that will continue to make their arguments moot. The latest business to capitalize on the advances in ultrasound technology may not be one every parent longs to patronize, but it is another reminder of the reality of life in the womb as a 3D printer will create a virtual baby for parents.”

Watch the video below to learn more about these amazing 3D fetal models.