Antiabortion Activists Mourn Loss of Ultrasound Pioneer

John Wild is remembered much differently in conservative Christian circles than in mainstream media.


By Dan Gilgoff, God & Country

I'm always struck by news stories that receive lots of attention in conservative Christian circles but get much less play in the mainstream media. The murder of Michigan-based abortion foe Jim Pouillon was one recent example.

This week, the death of ultrasound imaging pioneer John Wild is getting notice in both camps. But Wild is being remembered much differently in antiabortion circles.

Check out this article from Focus on the Family Action's daily political alert, CitizenLink:

Life advocates are celebrating the life of John Wild, pioneer of the ultrasound machine, who passed away Sept. 18 at the age of 95.

"Ultrasound has been an irreplaceable tool that has helped women have a window into their womb and bond with their preborn children," said Kelly Rosati, senior director of Focus on the Family's Sanctity of Human Life department.

"An at-risk woman is twice as likely to choose life for her unborn child if she's had an ultrasound after counseling, versus just counseling."

It is estimated that since January 2004, Focus on the Family's Option Ultrasound program has helped to save more than 63,000 babies.

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