Saturday, October 24, 2009

Handheld Ultrasound: It has down sides, too

LifeSiteNews had an article hailing the advent of hand-held ultrasound devices.

Pro-life activists see the potential uses for their movement.

But I can also see the evil uses people may make of it.

For one, feminists can bring these gadgets into third world countries and use them to perform illegal abortions.

Another possible use is for sex-selection abortions. Legitimate ultrasound operations might never use them, but unsavoury characters might use them to reveal to a woman the sex of her baby.

That's always been the double-edged sword of ultrasound. It reveals the humanity of the unborn child, but it also facilitates abortion.