If they find these ultrasounds disturbing, what do they make of this and this? Via Disturbing Ultrasounds Show How Unborn Babies React When Their Mothers Smoke.
Researchers from Durham and Lancaster universities released 4-D ultrasound images chronicling the mouth and body movements of fetuses when their mothers inhaled cigarette smoke. The findings were published in the Acta Paediatrica journal.
Over the course of the study, the researchers took 80 ultrasounds of 20 babies between the 24th and 36th weeks of pregnancy. Of the 20 cases, 16 babies had non-smoking mothers and four had smoking mothers. The mothers who smoked had an average of 14 cigarettes each day.
The results (above) show the babies whose moms inhaled smoke (top row) covering their faces and moving their mouths. The bottom row depicts the non-smokers. . . . The higher-than-normal mouth movements of the babies who inhaled smoke (resembling what the Telegraph calls “grimacing”) is further confirmation that nicotine is terrible for unborn children. This kind of behavior could indicate that the fetal central nervous system did not develop at the same rate in the babies who were exposed to smoke.
“These results point to the fact that nicotine exposure per se has an effect on fetal development over and above the effects of stress and depression,” lead author of the study Dr. Nadja Reissland commented.
Dr. Reissland’s co-author, professor Brian Francis confirmed: “Technology means we can now see what was previously hidden, revealing how smoking affects the development of the fetus in ways we did not realize. This is yet further evidence of the negative effects of smoking in pregnancy.”
Of course Cosmopolitan magazine is pro-abortion. But even pro-aborts forget to use the proper de-humanizing terms when talking about other prenatal topics. Yes, when a mother smokes while pregnant it is bad for her child. It is also bad when she pays someone to crush and dismember the child, which is done 3,000+ times per day in this country with the blessing of the “Christian” Left.
And this is another example of the “Christian” Left being even more pro-abortion than the secular crowd at Cosmo. They would insist that this is no big deal because “According to the bible, a fetus is not a living person with a soul until after drawing its first breath.”
P.S. Don’t miss ‘Not just a clump of cells?’ Why is Cosmo troubled by this, but not abortion? for some great Twitter responses.