In an interesting post entitled 3D foetal scans ‘dangerously misleading’, The British newspaper The Daily Mail relates that a group of scientists wants to warn us that ultrasounds of 12 week fetuses "sucking their thumbs and walking in the womb are dangerously misleading." How, you say? Well, it makes them look like actual babies.
The fact is, now that we can visualize them, we can no longer believe the disingenuous, murder-justifying rhetoric of the left calling such babies a "clump of cells." And the lefties know this.
The implication for abortion is that we need to consider MOVING BACK the date for legal abortions, as I have consistently said.
The 3D images of unborn babies apparently behaving in a similar way to newborns raised questions over whether the upper limit for abortions should be reduced form 24 weeks.
Of course, they make the argument that the baby’s brain isn’t that "functional" (if you’ve ever had a newborn, they’re not all that functional either – they cant focus or communicate or hold their bowels!). Note the "expert" description below.
Dr Huseyin Mehmet, a reader in developmental neurobiology at Imperial College London, said that a foetal brain at 23 and 24 weeks was "extremely immature" and described it as being like an orange that has been sliced in half.
Pro-lifers ably responded
Julia Millington, of the Pro-Life Alliance, said it was irrelevant whether someone looking at the images fully understood the science behind it or not.
She said people responded to the humanity of the images rather than the science behind them. "It is accepted generally that although a foetus appears to be smiling, it is not doing so in the way we smile," she said.
"When the ultrasound images were first made public we were told it could just be a reflex response. But that doesn’t change the reality that we can see how well developed an unborn baby is."
She said: "I do not think they will diminish the impact of the images because the thing that people respond to is what they see as the humanity of the unborn child.