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(CNSNews.com) – In New York City’s Times Square, on May 4, the pro-life group Focus on the Family (FOTF) will present a live, 4D ultrasound of an unborn baby as part of the pro-family event Alive from New York.
At the event, which will also include speakers and live music, a doctor will perform the 4D ultrasound – four-dimensional images – which allows viewers to see a baby moving around in his mother’s womb and potentially kicking, sucking his (or her) thumb, yawning and even smiling.
Ultrasounds have been known to change the minds of pro-abortion individuals and of women considering abortion, encouraging them to choose life for their babies.
4D ultrasound image. (YouTube)
“There is no better time than now to stand for life,” FOTF said, adding that it hoped “thousands” would gather to “celebrate the preciousness of life, and remind New York politicians that the fight for life will continue.”
The Times Square event comes in response to a recent push by politicians in several states, including New York, to enact across-the-board pro-abortion legislation with little to no restrictions.
On Jan. 22, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) into law. Then he lit the spire of the One World Trade Center in pink, to celebrate.
The RHA, which refers to abortion as “a woman’s fundamental right,” permits abortion up to the moment of birth and defines a “person,” when referring to a homicide victim, as “a human being who has been born,” so that pre-born babies in New York cannot be considered homicide victims and their killers cannot be prosecuted for their deaths.
In addition, the law repealed the section of New York’s public health code that required physicians to provide “immediate medical care” to abortion survivors. Under the new law, babies who survive an abortion may be left to die on a table or in a tray, and abortions are much easier to obtain.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and former 2016 Democratic presidential
candidate Hillary Clinton. (Getty Images)
FOTF has said it will not back down in the fight for life, despite challenges.
“There is no doubt that the fight for life will be difficult,” FOTF said. “That’s why an event like Alive from New York can make a powerful statement to pro-abortion activists that there will be no backing down when it comes to protecting babies inside and outside the womb.”