Friday, June 26, 2009

Invention allows pregnant women to hold models of their unborn babies


Technology is a fetal rights' activist's best friend.

Pregnant women are being given the chance to hold life-size models of their unborn babies, thanks to an invention that converts data from ultrasound and MRI scans.

Jorge Lopes, a Brazilian designer, uses 3-D printing technology to create the plaster models, which go on show tomorrow at an exhibition at the Royal College of Art in London.


The technology is being trialled at a clinic in Rio de Janeiro. “It’s amazing to see the faces of the mothers. They can see the full scale of their baby, really understand the size of it,” said Dr Lopes.

But the feminists won't want that to happen, see, because then women will become informed about their unborn child and bond with him, and then they won't want abortions.

In the hands of Crisis Pregnancy Centers, this would save many lives.

Consider also the cultural impact of these models, should someone decide to commercialize these models as momentos.

Fifty years from now, not only will a generation of adults have pictures of themselves in the womb, they will have plastic models to show their grandkids and say "this is me when I was in my mommy's tummy."

You don't think that won't affect future pregnant women?