A British talk show panelist shared this week how she almost aborted her child when she became pregnant at age 17.
Stacey Solomon, a regular on the talk show “Loose Women,” said she had a change of heart after watching her mother look at her unborn child on an ultrasound screen, according to the Mirror.
“I could see my mum in tears and the reality hit me,” Solomon said.
Solomon said she already was more than 20 weeks pregnant when she received confirmation that she was pregnant. Afraid of being a teen mom, she said she did not even think twice about her decision.
“When I found out I was pregnant, I was 17 and so was like, ‘I can’t do it now, I’m too young, I must have the procedure,’” she said on the show.
Everything changed during her appointment prior to the abortion.
“My Mum went with me, there were quite a few steps before the actual procedure, a consultation, you speak to a therapist, and a scan,” she said. “That’s where it became a bit too real for me.”
Solomon said when she saw her mother in tears as she looked at the ultrasound of her unborn child, she decided not to go through with the abortion.
She said previously: “… I remember laying there. They turned the monitor away from you so you can’t see what’s there. I remember seeing my mum’s face, and although she had no facial expression, she just filled up with tears. I could see all the emotion in her and at that moment I knew that I just couldn’t go through with it.”
She chose life for her son Zachary, who now is 10 years old, according to the report.
Ultrasound imaging has become a powerful tool to help women understand the value of the unborn child. Like Solomon, many women have rejected abortion after seeing their unborn child’s image on an ultrasound screen.
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One study found 78 percent of women who saw an ultrasound of their baby chose not to have an abortion. Sometimes, women are able to see their babies waving, sucking their thumbs or smiling. One UK family chose life for their baby after seeing her give a thumbs-up on the ultrasound screen.
These powerful images are bad for business in the abortion industry. Planned Parenthood, the ACLU and other abortion advocacy groups routinely fight against laws that require abortion clinics to show women the ultrasounds of their unborn babies, lobbying against them before they become law and filing legal challenges when they do.