We often hear that a picture is worth a thousand words.
Several years ago, a live 4-D ultrasound of Abby Johnson's unborn baby was broadcast on large screens before the crowd in New York City’s Times Square. Focus on the Family arranged the spectacular event to showcase the humanity of the unborn child in a city full of abortion supporters.
With thousands of people streaming through the center of Manhattan, the event kicked off with attendees singing "Amazing Grace," and then going silent as the ultrasound was aired live. Just as the baby’s heartbeat was broadcast, a cheer erupted from the crowd.
I was there that day and saw tourists from all over the world turn their heads to look up at the stunning truth of the unborn child.
Sure, there was a small gathering of angry looking pro-aborts screaming about, "choice" and "my body," and trying to drown out the singing and praying, but they looked foolish and absurd in light of the joy of the life portrayed via ultrasound above them.
It's far easier to justify abortion when we refuse to see that pregnancy = tiny living baby.
No one knows that reality better than pregnancy centers where the powerful effect an ultrasound can have on young parents is part of the mission. It's long been a crucial aspect of pregnancy center work.
In fact, seeing her ultrasound is the very first thing pregnancy centers offer a young mom whose pregnancy test is positive. Unlike abortion centers, pregnancy centers want moms to know and see the full truth of their pregnancy. No one can lie to her after that and say, "it's just a blob of tissue," "it's not a baby yet," when she just saw her baby's beating heart.
Wouldn't it be great if wombs had windows so pregnant moms could see her little child, especially given that Planned Parenthood will turn the ultrasound screen away from them?
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Right to Life UK recently ran an, "Imagine if wombs had windows" campaign. They posted the slogan on billboards, bus and train signs, and in a video shared on on X.
The UK pro-life group asked in the video, “Do you think there would be fewer abortions if wombs had windows?”
There's a reason pregnancy centers want every woman experiencing an unexpected pregnancy to see her baby's ultrasound.
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In research on pregnancy center abortion-minded clients released earlier this year by the Charlotte Lozier Institute, it was found that 27% chose life without viewing their ultrasound; 42% chose life after viewing the ultrasound without the father present; and 52% chose life after viewing the ultrasound with the father present.
The National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) reports that 80% of abortion-minded mothers choose life after seeing their unborn baby by ultrasound. NIFLA refers to the ultrasound as the “window to the womb.”
Let us pray that more young moms facing unplanned pregnancy get to see their baby’s ultrasound before making a pregnancy decision.
Editor's note: Ultrasound resources are available HERE.