Monday, January 29, 2007

Would it make a difference?

In October I wrote about 3D Ultrasound baby pics, and the ironic dichotomy that exists between preborn humans who are wanted vs. unwanted. The trend towards being able to show off baby before birth is obviously on the increase with the Hamilton Spectator profiling the opening of Hamilton's first "entertainment ultrasound clinic" called 'Fetal Expressions'.

Cute.

It seems that the decision to carry a baby to term has become somewhat of a designer option - Do you want to discard it, or would you like to keep it and give Grandma her brag book ahead of time?

As much as I resent the fact that Ontario taxpayers are paying for abortions on demand, I would be in favour of an increase to that coverage if it would include a compulsory 3D ultrasound and viewing by the woman before an abortion is performed - especially if the pregnancy is at the stage of viability.

Apparently there are possible risks associated with 3D ultrasounds:

"We are doing something to the baby that could be shown to be noxious and we are not able to show a benefit to the baby," said Dr. Ants Toi, a Radiologist, at Mt. Sinai & Princess Margaret hospitals.


Gee. I'm fairly certain that abortion might fit that category too. Funny how that doesn't seem to worry anyone.

8 comments:

Cherniak_WTF said...

What would compulsory 3D ultrasound accomplish except a little psychological torture to what is often an emotionally charged decision?

Maybe we should show priests buggering little boys on giant screen outside church doors on Sundays if some are inclined to go in and worship….

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Oh, I know my suggestion would never be seriously considered.

It goes against a woman's right to control her own eyeballs.

Cherniak_WTF said...

And I'm sure mine would never be considered either...

Joanne (True Blue) said...

CWTF - No doubt...

Are you have any problem leaving comments, BTW?

Cherniak_WTF said...

Let me see....

Nope comments are fine...

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Nope comments are fine... Thanks. Zac said he was having trouble with word verification on my blog.

Anonymous said...

joanne, there is a problem that some elements are under http and other https....
Sometimes the word verification will not show up if you don't allow both at the same time...

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Thanks, anon. I'll have to look into that.