A number of state proposals have sought to mandate that all prospective abortion clients view an ultrasound before their unborn children may be legally slaughtered in the womb. Perhaps unexpectedly, these efforts have been largely panned by pro-abortion activists and groups.
As it turns out, that backlash might have been warranted. If the story of one young mother is any indication, viewing a sonogram of a living human is a powerful motivation to preserve that life.
Claire Crawford identified herself as an average teen who found out she was pregnant at an inopportune time in her life. In a recent blog post, she wrote:
There were so many days when I cried my eyes out, thought, and sometimes said I should just get (or have gotten) an abortion. I begged God to help me.
Nearly three months pregnant at the age of 17, she said she took advantage of the free sonograms offered by a local Center for Pregnancy Choices facility. It was when she was first introduced to her unborn child that she knew ending its life would be impossible:
I saw my little bitty baby. I saw its heart beat. I did my nervous laugh, attempting to hold back my tears, as I watched my tiny baby jump and dance around. That’s when I knew that I was going to do this, whatever it took.
Though unplanned, Crawford explained that her son has mended familial relationships and blessed her in ways should could have never imagined:
My pregnancy was filled with some of the hardest times of my life, but it’s had the best outcome. … I’ve never loved my life so much.