Thursday, April 23, 2009

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.


Amanda said...

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.

Erica said...

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.