The commercialization of ultrasound to produce portraits of the baby in the womb is coming under serious attack. Fort Worth Star Telegram reports:
Four keepsake ultrasound imaging companies — three in Dallas-Fort Worth — have agreed to stop offering souvenir videos of fetuses without physician supervision and approval.
Saying that ultrasound machines are not toys, Attorney General Greg Abbott announced Thursday that the companies had agreed to comply with Texas law, which requires physician oversight. The companies also cannot advertise their services as having entertainment value without the need for physician involvement.
“They can’t just leave a physician out of the loop and make money doing it,” said Tom Kelley, a spokesman for the attorney general’s office. “The ultrasound must be done as a medical necessity and not just for the mother to have a souvenir or keepsake.”
To understand more about the controversy, go to my earlier post over at Echojournal.org.