Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

Helen Keller once said, “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” Thanks to modern technology, sight is giving birth to an encouraging pro-life vision, as statistics quoted by the website are now showing that up to 78 percent of women who are allowed to see an ultrasound of their unborn children opt against abortion.

Anything unseen can be easily treated as an abstraction, an idea that is not quite real. A picture on a screen of a growing, developing human life is difficult to deny and brings a baby from the realm of thought into reality. To deny women the opportunity to make the choice to end a human life without the benefit of realistic information to base their decision on is not only immoral, but also slightly delusional. Sometimes even things we cannot see are real. Allowing us to view them can help us form the vision we need.

The Kentucky state Senate recently passed SB 7 which requires abortionists to show expecting mothers a picture of their unborn child.