Ultrasound Plays Big Part in Changing Women's Minds

In an interview with Frederica Mathewes-Green for a Washington Times article, Shari Plunkett, the founder of First Resort, a chain of pregnancy help centers in the San Francisco Bay area states:

... It's amazing to me, but virtually 100 percent of women want to have an ultrasound, even if they plan on abortion. We're very clear with them about what they can expect to see, and tell them they don't have to look at the screen. We let them know that having an ultrasound will merely give them more information, and information is power. It also tells us what her due date is, whether the pregnancy is in the uterus or ectopic, and whether the pregnancy is viable. ... In the process, the patient confronts the reality of another human being that exists.

Q: What are the results?

A: Sixty percent of the women we work with who were seriously contemplating abortion decide to carry to term. Ultrasound plays a big part in this. Some women go into the procedure talking about having an abortion and come out saying, "I'd better start thinking about names."

Over the 14 years I've been doing this, we've seen 15,000 to 20,000 women, and I've never seen one come back and say, "I'm so angry that you helped me carry this baby to term."

Source: Crisis Pregnancy Centers Online

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