Earlier this year, articles from the National Post & Global News showed the effect that smoking has on human beings before birth. Ultrasound images in both stories show the preborn child covering their face while their mother inhales cigarette smoke.
We can no longer claim that our actions have no consequences on children in-utero. Ultrasound technology has opened our eyes to the world they inhabit.
Health Canada warns against women smoking or drinking while pregnant, yet abortion remains acceptable. Why can’t the development of a preborn child be impacted by toxic substances, when our (lack of) abortion legislation allows them to be dismembered and decapitated at any point before they leave the womb?