Anti-abortion-rights group performing live ultrasounds on Capitol Hill
Anti-abortion groups will launch a national campaign at 11 a.m. today by performing live ultrasounds on Capitol Hill for the public. The campaign is called “Voices from the Womb.”
According to a campaign press release:
“Voices from the Womb” marks the beginning of the end for Roe v. Wade as members of Congress will have the chance to clearly see the humanity of the child and work together to end the violence of abortion and establish human rights and justice for all.
After October 13, “Voices from the Womb” will begin a national tour performing live ultrasounds in schools, churches state capitals, legislative hearings and public events.
Members of the anti-abortion campaign invited all “535 members of Congress and the public” to the presentation.
The Federal Food and Drug Administration has warned women against undergoing unnecessary ultrasound procedures. Because the long-term effects of repeated ultrasound exposures on a fetus is not fully known, the FDA has warned that it is best to not have one unless it is medically necessary.
Ultrasounds have become a political tool used by the anti-abortion movement in the past couple of years. Anti-abortion advocates have pushed for states to require women seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound procedure, whether it is medically necessary or not, in a effort to dissuade them from having abortions. A law of this kind went into effect in Florida this year.
“Voices from the Womb” is being sponsored by is the Stanton Project, the Christian Defense Coalition and the National Pro-life Center.
The Christian Defense Coalition has held over-the-top anti-abortion demonstrations on Capitol Hill in the past. One of the group’s last events featured a display of “white sheets,” a symbol of the Ku Klux Klan, in front of House Speaker John Boehner’s office in an effort to highlight what they claim is Planned Parenthood racism.