Dr. Bernard Nathanson, a former abortionist, perfectly pointed out that “fewer women would have abortions if wombs had windows.” Well now, they practically do.
Advances in technology have allowed us to see almost as if it were a window. It’s impossible to deny what you see when you look at clear ultrasound or MRI images of babies in the womb. Could this be a turning point for the pro-life movement?
Check out this MRI video of an unborn child (at 24 weeks) and tell me it isn’t a baby!
Pro-lifers have always known that life begins at conception. However, women desperate to get rid of their “problems” are quick to accept the lie that the child they are carrying is just a “clump of cells.” Because of this, pro-abortion activists have always vehemently fought against ultrasounds for women considering abortion. They know that when women see that they are carrying an actual baby, they are much less likely to abort.
As technology improves, the evidence that these are babies, not clumps, is becoming even harder to dispute.
Pro-abortionists have historically used science as a tool to argue that babies can be aborted because they are merely clumps of cells up until 28 weeks of pregnancy.
However, advancements in science are changing how abortion advocates and pro-lifers argue their case.
Published in The Atlantic, Emma Green’s Thursday article, “Science Is Giving the Pro-Life Movement a Boost,” describes how advances in science are changing people’s conceptions of morality as it relates to aborting unborn children.New technology and higher tech ultrasounds allow women to watch as their baby grows inside them, providing concrete images for what could previously only be described in the abstract.
New science is “instilling a sense of awe that we never really had before at any point in human history,” pro-life activist Ashley McGuire said according to the Atlantic.
“We didn’t know any of this,” she added.
“The more I advanced in my field of neonatology, the more it just became the logical choice to recognize the developing fetus for what it is: a fetus, instead of some sort of sub-human form,” neonatologist, Colleen Malloy, also said.“It just became so obvious that these were just developing humans,” she added.
While the groundbreaking Roe v. Wade case legalized abortion and determined that a newborn could survive only at roughly 28 weeks of pregnancy, scientific advancements have allowed doctors and nurses to birth healthy children at 22 weeks.
This has caused some health professionals to debate whether the medical community should change the threshold of viability, as reported by The New York Times.
“We’ve become steeped in a culture in which only the data matter, and that makes us, in some ways, philosophically illiterate,” Georgetown University biomedical ethics professor, Daniel Sulmasy, told the Atlantic.
He pointed to the fact that pro-life and pro-abortion activists now regard scientific evidence as the ultimate tool in the abortion battle because modern society has placed most trust in doctors, science and facts.
“We really don’t have the tools anymore for thinking and arguing outside of something that can be scientifically verified,” he posts.
Physician Dr. Farr Curlin also maintains that not only is science a vital instrument in which to study the world, including the early stages of all life forms, but also that science and support for life do not conflict like many abortion activists try to claim.
“Science is a practice of using systematic methods to study our world, including what human organisms are in their early states,” Curlin said.
“I don’t see any way it’s not an ally to the pro-life cause.”
We, on the pro-life side, can’t win the abortion issue by relying on society to learn to take responsibility for their actions. Unfortunately that ship has sailed. However, we can hope that women may see their baby on a screen and feel that bond that any mother does when they meet their child.
Women who are desperate for a way out of an unwanted pregnancy are easily sold the easy way out without guilt, because after all, it is just like a tumor! But when presented with an image to the contrary, most women would not wish to kill a child.
Let’s hope technology can be used to end the greatest genocide of our time, and soon!