Hit piece by The Atlantic on ultrasounds and unborn backfires big time
The Atlantic is receiving backlash on Twitter after publishing a story about ultrasounds Tuesday morning.
The story went up at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time with the title “How Ultrasound Pushed the Idea That a Fetus is a Person.”
The article’s author, Moira Weigel, writes in the subtitle that “the technology has been used to create sped-up videos that falsely depict a response to stimulus.”
After several paragraphs of explaining the history behind ultrasound technology, Weigel goes on to claim that ultrasound images have been wrongly used for political ends by pro-life advocates:
New “informed consent” laws and the Congressional “heartbeat bill” follow the same logic that The Silent Scream did. Their sponsors act as if ultrasound images “prove” that a fetus is equivalent to a “baby,” and that pregnant women only have to be shown ultrasound images in order to draw the same conclusion. But the “heartbeat” made visible via ultrasound does not actually demonstrate any decisive change of state in the cell mass that might become a fetus.
Almost immediately, critics on Twitter slammed the article.
New York Post columnist John Podhoretz called it “disgusting” and “repellent.”
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