Rape survivor chooses life after seeing baby on ultrasound

A woman who was considering abortion after a pregnancy resulting from rape agreed to a free ultrasound at a pregnancy center. She describes her baby:

“She was blinking. She was just hanging out, looking around, sucking on her thumb. … It was so realistic, so lifelike. It looks like you can just reach right in there and pick up the baby.

I know they have a heartbeat at 4 to 6 weeks, but it still doesn’t feel as real to you until you see a human. It amazed me.”

She chose life.

She doesn’t regret it and says:

“I never thought I could love or bond with a child [who] was conceived under such horrible circumstances, but that’s where we don’t give God enough credit. I look at her, and I don’t even see him. She’s beautiful and perfect.”

Karla Dial “Bringing Good Things to Life” Citizen June 2003

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Teenager chooses life after seeing the ultrasound

Shawn Carney of 40 Days for Life told the following story:

“Volunteers outside Planned Parenthood in Roanoke pleaded with a teenager who was going in for an abortion. “Please don’t go in there,” they told her. The only “option” they offer would end the life of her child.

She laughed. “I know,” the young woman said. “That’s what I’m going to do.”

“It brought tears to my eyes,” said Shirley, the local 40 Days for Life coordinator in Roanoke. “I sat down and cried for her seeming callousness.”

But less than an hour later, tears turned to joy. The teen walked out of Planned Parenthood and spoke to the people praying outside.

“I can’t do it,” she said. “I saw the ultrasound.”

She explained she was 6 weeks pregnant, her boyfriend didn’t want the baby – and she’s afraid of what her parents will say. The volunteers prayed with her – and helped set up an appointment for her at the pregnancy care center in her hometown.”

SHAWN CARNEY “Woman Pregnant With Twins Almost Had Abortion Until She Saw the UltrasoundLifeNews OCT 2, 2014

 

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African pro-lifer shows abortion minded women ultrasounds

African pro-life author Kiboko Francoise Machozi writes:

“Several times women come for an abortion [and] I just do a free ultrasound showing them how the fetus is and what he is able to [do] on that particular stage; I explain what abortion really means and that I can never help them doing what I believe it is murder because it is against my calling…

Many come to show me their children later, telling me that it is the product of what I told them. This makes me believe that many lives could be saved if a proper counseling could be done to women willing to abort children.”

Machozi is a registered nurse and midwife in South Africa.

Kiboko Francoise Machozi Abortion! Crime or Right? (Saarbrucken, Germany: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, 2014) 29 – 30

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Pregnancy center worker tells of teen’s reaction to seeing her baby

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 the ones telling the truth!’”

Cindi Adair of LifeLine Pregnancy Center in Wilmington, N.C.

Kirk Walden “They told me I just had a blob of tissue. You are the ones telling the truth!Pregnancy Help News 10 March, 2015

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Planned Parenthood fights ultrasound- except when it’s for sex-selection abortion

Planned Parenthood opposes laws that would allow a woman the chance to see her baby on the ultrasound screen before an abortion. According to Planned Parenthood’s website:

“While the ultrasound bill was amended in Virginia, it is still an appalling and offensive government overreach that is designed to shame women who are seeking legal health care. Governor McDonnell clearly has a political agenda to restrict women’s access to health care, and the ultrasound law is just the latest example of his extreme agenda,” said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

“The bottom line is that Governor McDonnell is looking to further his own political ambitions at the risk of hurting women’s health in Virginia. The country has stood up and is taking notice.”

“Planned Parenthood Federation of America Strongly Condemns Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell Signing Mandatory Ultrasound Bill” Planned Parenthood Website

And yet, when commenting on the morality of using ultrasound pictures to determine whether an unborn baby is a girl in order to abort based on her gender, Planned Parenthood’s director of community relations in Lancaster County, PA said:

“The information about a woman’s pregnancy has to be made available to her. We can’t legislate what a man or a woman will do with medical information. Physicians with problems with the way a patient will use information they give them should let the patient know so they can go elsewhere.”

Christopher Farley “The Debate Over Uses of Prenatal Testing” USA Today Feb 2, 1989 1D

Planned Parenthood opposes women’s access to ultrasound technology if it means that they may be dissuaded from abortion, but supports the use of ultrasound technology if its purpose is to determine whether a baby should be aborted. This blatant pro-abortion bias truly shows where Planned Parenthood’s priorities lie.

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Director of abortion clinics says women don’t need to see ultrasound

Amy Hagstrom Miller, head of group of Texas abortion clinics, Whole Woman’s Health:

” Sixty-five percent of the women we serve have one or more children. They’ve all seen an ultrasound before and yet we force them to watch another as if they don’t know what’s growing inside of them. They know, and they are committed…”

Valerie Tarico “Meet the Texas Abortion Provider Who Refuses to Cave in to Anti-Choice ExtremistsAlterNet March 3, 2016

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Abortion patient not asked to see ultrasound screen

A woman who had an abortion at 9 weeks says:

“I had decided before the consultation that I wanted to see the picture of the [ultrasound] scan (out of pure curiosity really). However, I was not asked if I wanted to see the scan and after the scan I didn’t regret not asking to see it.”

Yesterday I had an abortion at 9 weeks at BPAS and want to give my honest experience so others can be prepared” Pregnancy Choices Directory Visited July 24, 2018

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Pro-Choicer: women are aware of what is in their wombs

Pro-choice activist Kathleen Reeves writes about laws requiring sonograms before abortions:

“I think we can be pretty sure that a woman about to have an abortion is aware of what’s inside her womb. And in case she’s not, the doctors who counsel her before the abortion are perfectly capable of telling her….

The legislators behind these bills are arrogant in assuming they have something to say to a woman about her “womb.”

There’s no doubt that, as a woman, it’s hard to predict how you’ll feel after an abortion. But an image of the fetus sheds no light on the decision and adds nothing to the emotional process.

On the other hand, having a cadre of politicians take this image by force does add something to the experience: the sense of having been intimidated, assumed stupid, and even violated. “

Kathleen Reeves“Ultrasound Before Abortion: A Wasteful Bullying Tactic” RH Reality Check February 11, 2009

So what are women aware of that is in their wombs? Reeves refuses to come out and say.  She may be tacitly admitting that women know they are pregnant with babies, or she may only mean that women are aware of fetal development. A look at women’s stories seems to indicate otherwise.

The same stories will show that abortion workers do not give information about fetal development to women.

Seeing an image of a baby in the womb must add to the “emotional process” of the abortion decision or pro-choicers would not oppose these laws so vehemently.

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Former abortion worker: We never showed ultrasound

Former abortion worker Brenda Pratt-Shafer wrote:

“The abortionist knows that if the mother knew there was a heartbeat or saw the fetus (baby) on the ultrasound, she would probably change her mind about the abortion. When an ultrasound was performed at the abortion clinic, the screen was turned away from the mother and the sound was turned off so the mother could not hear or see it.”

Brenda Pratt-Shafer, David Shafer What the Nurse Saw: Eyewitness to Abortion (Mustang, Oklahoma: Tate Publishing & Enterprise, LLC, 2016) 29

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Pro-Choicer converts to pro-life after seeing ultrasound

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 in my life in the ultrasound waiting room a fetal development chart and was stunned by what it showed.

Before I could process this information, we were called into the ultrasound room. On the screen was that supposedly unviable tissue mass moving around, right before my eyes.

I couldn’t believe it, and I pointed at the screen excitedly and said out loud, “I want to meet the person who says that’s not a baby, because there is no doubt that’s a baby!”…

Instantly, I understood the evil of abortion and was flooded with shame and sorrow for having been instrumental in the deaths of two of my own little babies.

Literally only minutes earlier I had been pro-choice; now I was pro-life.”

Patrick Madrid Surprised by Life (Manchester, New Hampshire: Sophia Institute Press, 2017) 107

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