Anti-Abortion Activists Bring Ultrasounds To Congress

Anti-abortion activists will bring their “Voices from the Womb” project to Capital Hill on October 13 when they perform ultrasounds on expectant mothers to “introduce” congressional employees to fetuses at 12 weeks and 18 weeks. Their hope is that politicians will “hear the beating heart” and “clearly see their fingers and toes,” which will make all “pro-choice politics and arguments melt away,” according to the group’s leader, Brandi Swindell. Congress and the public are all invited to see the public ultrasounds, after which the project will begin touring at schools, churches and public hearings around the country.Once again, anti-abortion activists do something emotionally manipulative with what they call the “pre-born child” which does not address a women’s right to make decisions about her own body. No one who believes in planning parenthood denies fetuses have little developing hearts, fingers or toes. Women and families who decide to have abortions are simply prioritizing their own well-being and/or the well-being of their existing children over bringing more children into the world. A guilt trip is not a good reason to bring a human into the world.

For this reason, I’ve never quite understood why anti-abortion activists are so keen on using ultrasounds to get their point across. Many states restricting abortion rights are attempting to mandate a woman has an ultrasound 24 to 48 hours before an abortion. The line anti-abortion activists always use to justify this hindrance and expense is that they want women terminating a pregnancy to be “fully informed” about what they’re doing. As if we’re unaware or unfeeling of what abortion is or something?

That said, creative idea. Let’s see which politicians actually show up for this photo-op.

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