Pro-Abortion activist complains about fetal imagery

Irish pro-abortion activist Ursula Barry wrote:

“It is worth posing the question of whether the widespread use and normalizing of foetal imaging, made possible by scanning technology, has in practice fed into the ideology of foetal rights?

Taken together, the combined impact of the development of imagery is closely linked to the strength of foetal rights ideology.… In an important sense, technology has been used to bolster the case for regarding the foetus as independent of the mother.”

Ursula Barry “Discourses on Foetal Rights and Women’s Embodiment” Aideena Quilty, Sinead Kennedy and Catherine Conlon The Abortion Papers Ireland: Volume 2  (Togher, Cork: Attic Press, 2015) 122

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Sarah Terzo is a writer for Live Action and a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life. She lives in NJ.

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