From the article Americans turn against abortion
Surprisingly, it was science and technology that helped me find my voice. First came ultrasound. To see the movement of a grey mass in the womb and to hear the unmistakable rhythm of a heartbeat testified that life existed. As the technology has progressed, we can now see the movement of limbs as early as eight weeks. We can witness a child develop almost from conception.The author, Robert Rinearson, changed his views without the benefit of technological advances that give a window to the womb. He was adopted and came to realize that his mother might have made one bad choice, "but decided not to make another."
I have also viewed snapshots of fetuses that have been aborted. They are not so different from some of the more horrendous crime-scene photos I have seen. The pro-choice crowd would say Iím being sensationalist, or they might say nothing at all. They will argue that life only begins at birth.
But as the Rev. Clenard Howard Childress, director of Life Education and Resource Network, or LEARN, puts it, ďIf you havenít seen what abortion does, then you will never understand what abortion actually is.Ē This is not an easy statement for those who turn away from the reality of abortion to spare their consciences.
Even the co-founder of the National Association for the Repeal of the Abortion Laws (NARAL), Dr. Bernard Nathanson, changed his views after coming to believe that fetology, the study of the fetus within the uterus, removed any doubt that life began at conception.
After performing 75,000 abortions, Nathanson renounced his pro-abortion beliefs and turned his back on NARAL.