Jezebel freaks out over “sonogram parties”


Pay no attention to the actual human being behind the curtain!

ultrasoundSometimes the volatile brew of interests, biases, and misconceptions that constitute the pro-choice mindset manifest in such bizarrely hostile reactions to seemingly innocuous things that it seems like the only fitting reaction is to shake your head in bewildered pity.

Jezebel material tends to fall into this category even more than most pro-abortion commentary, and today, they’ve brought us a doozy. Tracie Egan Morrisey mocks “sonogram parties” as “the latest rage for self-important pregnant women”:

Will we ever reach the point of saturation when it comes to celebrating a person’s pregnancy? Added to baby showers and gender reveal parties, we now have ultrasound parties, in which an expectant mother can hire an ultrasound tech to bring a sonogram machine to her house so that her friends and family can take a look at her insides. At least the gender reveal parties have cake.

As Today reports, the trend for the ultrasound parties is growing, and companies are forming to accommodate the demand. Baby Face and More, Peek-a-View, and Miracles Imaging charge $100 – $350 to perform 3D/4D ultrasounds in a party atmosphere.

But as one OB/GYN Dr. Amber Sills points out ultrasounds are used to “diagnose chromosomal disorders, malformations, and to aid in estimating fetal weight or the amount of amniotic fluid.” They aren’t intended for entertainment, or even to reveal gender. Technically, they are only approved under a prescription because the long-term effects are still unknown. Additionally, in 2008 the FDA took an official “unapproved” position on ultrasound keepsake photos and videos.

What if an ultrasound tech sees something troubling? That would really poop a party.

Seriously? Of all the things in the world to get angry about, this even registers on the radar?

Sure, people can get over-indulgent and self-important about any number of personal celebrations – baby showers, bridal showers, bachelor parties, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, you name it. But we don’t generally label someone as such simply for having one. What makes sonogram parties uniquely deserving of derision? They seem like a perfectly innocuous way to share and illuminate the pregnancy being celebrated, and the new life taking shape rather than suddenly becoming a baby upon delivery.

And “self-important” is a particularly amusing line of attack coming from the side that’s made self-importance into a license to kill. A woman’s desire not to be pregnant or raise children is so sacrosanct that we must allow a nine-month window in which she can have her children executed, and to call that decision wrong makes one a misogynist, yet her wish to show friends and family her developing baby is somehow unseemly? The alchemy by which the abortion crowd determines which women’s choices demand respect and which don’t grows murkier by the day.

Murky, but not impenetrable. Abortion is essentially a sacrament to pro-aborts as radical as Jezebel, so anything that undermines its authority, however indirectly, must be torn down…ironically, not unlike the proverbial religious fanatic social liberals are always warning us about, who thinks the sight of Elvis shaking his hips is a gateway into sexual degeneracy. The average baby shower is harmless enough, because it can be rationalized away as celebrating a potential or future child. But throwing in an ultrasound calls attention to the fact that a visibly human child is already there. And the right to choose can’t have anyone minding the baby behind the curtain.

Hence, pompous and overly defensive bloggers have to butt in and spoil the fun of harmless expecting mothers. Which side’s the judgmental one again?

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