For many mothers, ultrasounds are an exciting window into the womb, a glimpse of the life growing inside of them. But for one mom, she had no idea how prescient that photo would be.
South Carolina mom Sarah Kelleher Steppling originally didn’t want to get a boutique ultrasound, but her mother and grandmother wanted pictures of the little preborn baby Michael. When she went to get the ultrasound, she was thrilled to see her baby boy’s beautiful face… and tickled to see him sleeping with both arms raised up over his head. Little did she know just how much Michael loves that position.
Steppling got her ultrasound at 38 weeks, and not long afterwards, she gave birth to baby Michael. And his favorite position to sleep in is that same position he favored in the womb. Michael still sleeps with both arms raised by his head, as you can see in this adorable video (click below):
It’s become increasingly clear that advances in ultrasounds have helped the pro-life movement, and how could it not? The more people understand the science of embryology and fetal development, the more difficult it is to deny preborn babies of their humanity.
A preborn baby’s heart is beating at just 22 days; brain waves can be measured by six weeks. And later ultrasounds, like Michael’s, are a compelling sign of why late-term abortion is so especially horrendous for so many Americans. This is very clearly an image of a human child, and the only thing that changes after birth is location.