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03 / 06 / 2010 - Unborn Baby Gives Mum a `Thumbs Up` in Rare Ultrasound Picture
Marie Boswell expected to get the latest information about the status of her unborn child from her physician. In a rare ultrasound picture showing her baby giving her a thumbs up, she got a progress report from the baby boy himself.
Boswell was stunned by the ultrasound photo of her 20-week-old unborn baby giving her the popular sign when everything's all right.
"It was really funny," the 35-year-old mother said of the ultrasound picture she had at Wythenshawe Hospital, near her home in Manchester.
She told the London Daily Mail newspaper, "I went to the scan with my friend and my mum and we were all just laughing. He was giving us the thumbs up, it was just so clear."
"We couldn't believe it. I have big hands, but nothing on the scale of his," she told the newspaper. "We're thinking he might make a good goalkeeper. I've never seen a scan like this before - but we love it."
"I've been keeping it in a book because I want to show it to him when he is older," she added.
Boswell already has a 10-year-old daughter named Olivia and the doctors informed her that her baby, expected in September, is doing just fine.
Shari Richard, a pioneer of the use of ultrasound, believes it has the power to stop abortions.
More than a million American women will have an abortion in 2010 and 44 percent of American women will have an abortion at some point in their lifetime, Richard says.
With improvements in the imaging taking a two-dimensional picture and moving it into the world of 3D and 4D, Richard is not surprised that more Americans are becoming pro-life and more are opting against an abortion.
"Ultrasound technology is credited with an important role in changing attitudes. If women see images of their unborn children, and are educated about developing life in the womb, they are less likely to abort," she says.
Richard personally experienced the grief and pain of abortion but, in 1990, through Sound Wave Images, she produced the videos Ultrasound: a Window to the Womb and Eyewitness to the Earliest Days of Life.
These powerful videos, seen by millions, showed fetal development and facts related to the emotional and physical trauma of abortion.
As a voice for the unborn, Shari Richard knows a picture is "worth a thousand words."
Source: Steven Ertelt - LifeNews.com Editor