The Troglodytrix and I recently got to see similar images of Troglodyte #7 and found it absolutely mesmerizing. And 2-year old Troglotyke #5, who was in the room with us, immediately identified the baby. We could have watched for a long time; powerful impact indeed. Rather than legalism, it will be cultural change, aided by scientific knowledge and tools (like this), that ultimately tips the behavioral scale away from abortion.
"We can see better, but it's also important that the patient can see better," he explained. "When I give a patient a 2-D image, it's not uncommon for them to ask two or three times, 'What is this? Could you point this out?' If you give them a 3-D image, they are immediately able to recognize it, because it looks like a baby."
Campbell notes that in his clinic the effects of the moving, 4-D images are even greater.
"You just see the whoops of joy when the fetus does something like blink," he said. "That's a very powerful impact."
A "four dimensional" sonogram gives expecting parents 3-D images of their fetus in motion. The motion is said to add a dimension—hence, "four dimensional."
Image courtesy National Geographic Channel