June 10, 2004

Those horrible, dangerous ultrasounds

Veith reports on the World Magazine blog that the FDA is scrutinizing baby imaging centres - those places where expectant mothers can go to get ultrasound pictures of their baby still in the womb - and that the government in New York State is considering legislation that would ban ultrasounds taken for "entertainment." He sums these arguments up nicely:

As if a mother's desire to see her baby in her womb is mere entertainment. And as if there are no benefits to seeing the fetus as a human being. And as if abortion on demand were not the biggest risk that an unborn child can face.

Apparently, "a mother's right to choose" does not necessarily extend to the right to choose to get an ultrasound picture taken.