In the article entitled "TV Parenting" (TV Times, May 26), pediatrician Loraine Stern is quoted as saying, "Dr. Brazelton had a short segment about vision in babies, in which he showed an in vitro view of a fetus. That's an emotional thing to do. It was a good segment, but showing photos of a fetus can be taken as a subtle anti-abortion message." She goes on to say that parents need to be vigilant about subtle messages they are being given.
For that statement, Loraine Stern deserves to be president of the Let's Not Confuse Us With the Facts Club. Certainly showing in vitro videos of the unborn hardly helps the abortion movement, but Stern's suggestion that the facts of life should be censored because of this is absurd.
An in vitro view of the fetus is just that, an in vitro view of the fetus, and no amount of "politically correct" thinking or pro-abortion semantics can change what is self-evident to the human eye.
Marinka B. Chappell, La Crescenta