This post recounts some stories of women who decided to take the prolifers up on their offer of a free ultrasound, and as a result rejected abortion.
One young woman at first was adamant that she wanted an abortion. She started to have second thoughts, but her mother was standing firm. Then they decided to go for the free ultrasound. THIS is the actual ultrasound:
Both Mom and Grandma decided, after seeing the baby, to embrace and welcome him or her.
And really, folks, ought not every woman considering an abortion actually SEE -- granted, on ultrasound, since we're technologically limited -- exactly WHO it is that she's making a decision for? She is, after all, making a decision to end that unborn child's life, sight unseen. Even if you don't consider the embryo or fetus "a child" yet personally, shouldn't the woman have a chance to really KNOW?
"Oh, it will just add distress to her and make her choice harder!" If seeing the ultrasound before the abortion will cause her great distress at the thought that she is about to destroy the organism that she's seeing on the screen, how much more distressed will she be when she encounters that information later? When she sees, say, a friend's ultrasound or a sister's ultrasound, of an unborn child the same age her baby was when she aborted it. Shouldn't ultrasounds be a way to screen out women at high risk of anguish and regret later? The woman who can see the entity on the ultrasound and say "Yes. I am certain I want that thing killed. Fire up the machine," isn't likely to regret it later. The woman who, on seeing the ultrasound, will cry and say, "I don't want to do this" is another matter.