June 28, 2004


Scans uncover secrets of the womb (BBC, 6/28/04)

A new type of ultrasound scan has produced the vivid pictures of a 12 week-old foetus "walking" in the womb.

The new images also show foetuses apparently yawning and rubbing its eyes.

The scans, pioneered by Professor Stuart Campbell at London's Create Health Clinic, are much more detailed than conventional ultrasound.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 28, 2004 6:11 PM

The first ultrasound we had of our youngest boy--this was most of 9 years ago--gave us a clear enough picture of his face that you could see the family resemblance. These images are orders of magnitude better.

Quite apart from the moral and public policy implications, is this cool or what?

Posted by: Mike Morley at June 28, 2004 6:21 PM

Be sure to check out his "Watch Me Grow" pictures - awesome!

Posted by: pj at June 28, 2004 7:25 PM

I hope technology like this will help contribute to what Bush says is the culture of life. He rightly knows that that will do more to end abortion than any amendment or law could.

Posted by: Buttercup at June 28, 2004 9:34 PM

The pictures are irrelevant if one operates under the assumptions of the pro-abortionists. Roe v Wade needs to be thrown out or socially accepted infanticide is only a matter of time.

Posted by: at June 29, 2004 8:54 AM

I saw my son's heart beating at 10 weeks. I was not comforted by the fact that I have a "constitutional right" to stop that heart from beating.

How many others would not be comforted (and would not go through with an abortion) if they could see it in their own children?

Posted by: NKR at June 29, 2004 10:47 AM

Peter Singer leads the way to 'socially acceptable infanticide' but only for the first 28 days. After that it is murder.

Posted by: Uncle Bill at June 29, 2004 10:51 AM


If only...he actually says 6 months

Posted by: oj at June 29, 2004 10:59 AM

OJ, He must have changed his story. This is one of about 649 English pages for "28 days" "peter singer". That I found this morning.

In excerpts of this article he claims that "where the parents think that it's better that the child should not live, when killing the newborn is not at al wrong ... not like killing the chimpanzee would be."

Posted by: Uncle Bill at June 29, 2004 11:11 AM

walking, yawning, rubbing eyes -- pretty good performance for a worthless blob of pregnancy tissue, isn't it?

But then, Mother Gaia demands child sacrifice:

"You save the whales,
You save the seals,
You save whatever's cute and squeals;
But kill that Thing in Its mother's womb
'Cause you don't want no baby boom..."
-- Steve Taylor, Bad Rap

Posted by: Ken at June 29, 2004 12:33 PM

The Supremes are now using foreign jurisprudence in their rulings; can they be persuaded to use these pictures? After all, the basis of BROWN was statistical, was it not?

Posted by: jim hamlen at June 29, 2004 2:52 PM