Did you know this photo was staged?

Neither did I, until I read Megan’s fascinating piece over at Jezebel on the history of imagery of the human embryo.

The whole thing is a really interesting piece of not only how images can be changed and interpreted differently, but on how our views on abortion and pregnancy have changed as a society. Definitely worth a read.


  1. Posted April 23, 2009 at 10:32 pm | Permalink

    Honestly, I always assumed it was of an aborted fetus– I couldn’t imagine how they’d get an image like that of a living fetus, in utero.

    Either way, it’s horrible and manipulative, and I’m against such shock tactics being used on women.

  2. Erica
    Posted May 5, 2009 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

    I’m so impressed you knew – I think I’d never dwelt on how they could have gotten that image, only how mad I was at the ways they were using it. The whole thing makes me feel a little ill.

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