Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Originally in the New York Times!

Thanks to Pro Life Blogs for the head's up on this.

Sixteen months ago, Andrea Brown, 24 years old and unmarried, was desperate for an abortion, fearing the disappointment of her parents and the humiliation she might face.

While searching the telephone book one day, she came across the Bowie Crofton Pregnancy Center and Medical Clinic... The receptionist told Brown that the facility did not perform abortions or make referrals but that she could come in for an ultrasound to make sure her 6 1/2-week pregnancy was viable. When she did, everything changed.

"When I had the sonogram and heard the heartbeat -- and for me a heartbeat symbolizes life -- after that there was no way I could do it," Brown said recently as she revisited the clinic and watched her now 9-month-old daughter, Elora, play at her feet.

Read the rest here!

Just the fact that the Times is mentioning a heartbeat at 6.5 weeks is amazing! Wow! Okay, they give time to the abortion advocates -- but though the Times tries to make them sound sympathetic, a smart reader will be left wondering why PP and company aren't showing their patients the ultrasounds.

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