Secrets of Life: The National Museum of Health and Medicine has an exhibit of MRI and CT scan images of the developing embryo. Here’s one at 44 days, and one at 56 days. And here’s the the moment of conception. They’re amazing images, and all very experimental at the moment. But, they pull back the veil from the secret life of the womb. Who knows, someday they might be as commonplace as ultrasounds are now.(These were done on preserved embryonic specimens, supposedly not the products of abortions. Except for the egg and sperm picture. That was done on a living patient at an in vitro fertilization clinic.)
The creator of those images was interviewed last night on Fresh Air. Interestinginly, he mentioned that making those pictures changed his views about abortion, although he seemed afraid to come right out and say he was against it.