In his nationally syndicated column, Cal Thomas points to the critical role of ultrasound in empowering pregnant women to make an informed pregnancy decision. In his column, he cites a Care Net survey of the impact of ultrasound on a woman's pregnancy decision. Thomas writes,
A 2005 survey by Care Net, a network of about 1,000 antiabortion pregnancy centers in the United States and Canada, based in Sterling, Va., found that "72 percent of women who were initially 'strong leaning' toward abortion decided to carry their pregnancies to term after seeing a sonogram." That isn't depriving a woman of her "choice." It is providing more information so that her choice will be fully informed.