All of Britain was buzzing last week after a tabloid
published highly controversial photos—not of a topless
supermodel or two
female pop singers kissing or Prince William in a
grass skirt, but of angelic babies smiling in the womb.
The ultrasound images, taken between 26 and 34 weeks
of conception, were released by Dr. Stuart Campbell and
widely circulated on the Internet via the
Drudge Report. Campbell`s an obstetrician at the
privately-run Create Healthcare clinic in London. For
the past two years, the medical facility has offered
state-of-the art 3-D/4-D scanning equipment services to
expectant parents. Campbell performs an average of 30
scans a week. His outspoken enthusiasm for this blessed
technology is refreshing. "Parents love them,”
he told the
Mirror. “I hear so many couples laughing when
they see the pictures – it`s wonderful."
Campbell`s high-tech window to the womb also shows
the babies moving their limbs at 8 weeks, leaping and
turning by 12 weeks, curling their toes and fingers at
15 weeks, and yawning at 20 weeks. The clients`
reactions are overwhelming,
Campbell said, “especially with fathers, who
rarely get involved. Before they sat in the corner. Now
they really show emotion. I enjoy scanning and looking
at babies. It is so informative about babies and
behavior. Every scan is an adventure."
How have pro-abortion activists abroad reacted after
seeing the happy, grinning photos of these unborn
With reflexive scowls and dour grimaces, naturally.
Anne Karpf, a commentator for the British-based
Guardian who bills herself as a “medical
sociologist,” says the photos are “deeply
ridicules the anti-abortion lobby for being
“intoxicated with evidence of a fetus`s humanity.”
(God forbid this cold woman ever be exposed to a
pregnant mommy experiencing the undiluted joy of a baby
kicking inside her for the first time.) Australian Birth
Control Services medical director Geoff Brodie
complained that the photos “will be picked up by
those groups that use anything and everything to stop
terminations but ignore the fact that women have a right
Karpf, Brodie, and their deathmates are enraged that
Dr. Campbell is so gleefully showing the world that the
vibrant life inside a mother`s womb is much more than
inanimate and disembodied material.
How dare anyone suggest that the booming business of
“terminations” is tantamount to mass murder?
Here in America, the pro-abortion lobby is having the
same toxic reaction. It was bad enough when
conventional, 2-D sonograms revealed unborn hearts
beating and blurry hands waving, but the abortionists
are absolutely aghast over rapidly spreading access to
3-D/4-D ultrasound technology.
When General Electric began running
incredibly moving ads last year celebrating the
company`s new innovations in sonography, a writer for
the liberal American Prospect
complained the commercials were “a milieu of
clever illusion” that “blur[red] the
distinction between a fetus and a newborn infant."
This from the masters of deception who gave us the
infamous euphemisms “fetal matter” and
“uterine tissue,” which have successfully blurred
the distinction between human life and disposable
Kleenex for more than three decades.
Similarly, pro-abortion advocates have attacked
legislation in Congress, introduced by Fla. Republican
Cliff Stearns, which would guarantee free ultrasound
screenings to any woman who visits a non-profit crisis
pregnancy center that receives subsidies for sonogram
equipment. Kathryn Allen, Planned Parenthood
spokeswoman, griped: "With all the problems going on
in our world, I can`t imagine that Congress would spend
its time and energy on ultrasound for anyone."
Alison Herwitt, director of government relations for
NARAL Pro-Choice America in Washington, also
attacked pro-life supporters of the bill: "They
don`t want women to go to Planned Parenthood, where
they`ll get their full range of options," said
Alison Herwitt, "They just want them to go to crisis
pregnancy centers, where women will be exposed to this
weapon at taxpayers` expense."
Liberals in America are all for the government giving
away any health services for free—except if it`s a
service that has the ability to persuade a wavering
patient to preserve a life instead of end it.
These amazing advances in golden-hued ultrasound have
illuminated an insurmountable truth: No amount of NARAL
money or NOW screeching can overcome the persuasive
power of an unborn child`s beaming face.
Michelle Malkin [email
her] is author of
Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists,
Criminals, and Other Foreign Menaces to Our Shores.
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