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Pro-Life, Pro-Science: How Advances Lift the Curtain on Roe By John Stonestreet

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One side of the political aisle likes to paint itself as pro-science. But when it comes to this most controversial social issue, science won’t toe their party line.

Writing at The Atlantic, Emma Green chronicles how breakthroughs in medical technology and advances in our understanding of pregnancy have fueled the movement to end abortion.

Forty-five years after Roe v. Wade legalized abortion nationwide, it’s become clear that this Supreme Court decision and the sexual revolution that spawned it were both based on ignorance—ignorance of what really happens inside the womb, and of what unborn human beings really are.

Since that time, a curtain has lifted. So-called “fetuses,” once shrouded in mystery, their forms hidden in what the psalmist poetically calls, “the depths of the earth,” have became visible to the world. Thanks to ultrasound technology, three-dimensional imaging, better neonatal care, and even fetal surgery, we’re able to look inside the womb.

Pro-life activist and mom Ashley McGuire tells The Atlantic that her fellow millennials grew up in “an entirely different world of science and technology than the Roe generation.” In 1973, it seemed plausible that the unborn, especially during early development, were nothing more than “blobs of tissue.” In 2018, seeing babies on ultrasound and celebrating them as babies has become a matter of course for parents.

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