ULTRASOUND: A BIG BUGABOO FOR THE ANTI-SCIENCE LEFT [Excerpts]
Abortion extremists are the new Luddites. Remember Ned Ludd from your grade-school history lessons? He was…leader of early 19th-century British textile workers who vindictively smashed spinning jenny power looms to bits in a desperate bid to halt technological progress.
Now, it's radical feminists hysterically stoking fear and loathing of machines. Revolutionary developments in sonography have endangered their agenda of unrestricted abortion on demand, at all times, no questions asked. The popular diagnostic tools that give parents and doctors around the world an increasingly vivid window to the womb fundamentally undermine Planned Parenthood's dehumanizing propaganda.
With more and more pregnant women over the past three decades changing their minds about abortion after seeing and hearing the life growing inside of them…Ultrasounds. Must. Be. Stopped.
The latest salvo [is] a screed this week published by Moira Weigel, "writer and a doctoral candidate in comparative literature at Yale University," in the Atlantic Monthly magazine originally titled, "How the Ultrasound Pushed the Idea that a Fetus is a Person."
The original subheading of the article is even better (er, worse): "The technology has been used to create an imaginary 'heartbeat' and sped-up videos that falsely depict a response to stimulus."
Weigel sneered that "there is no heart to speak of" in a six-week-old fetus and used "heartbeat" in scare quotes to assert her scientific authority. She similarly employed those scare quotes to deride "life," "baby" and "baby bump."
After actual medical experts and parents exposed [her] ignorance of basic embryology, the ridiculous claim was removed and a sheepish non-correction correction appeared at the end of the biology denier's piece for the once-august Atlantic Monthly.
"This article originally stated that there is 'no heart to speak of' in a six-week-old fetus," the editors' note admitted. "By that point in a pregnancy, a heart has already begun to form. We regret the error."
(Malkin, “Ultrasound: A big bugaboo for the anti-science Left,” OneNewsNow Online, 1/25/17)