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Unborn baby claps along to “If you’re happy and you know it”

by | Mar 30, 2015

By Dave Andrusko

babyclapping2I love to watch ultrasounds. I love how cleverly families use them to introduce the newest members to their friends and loved ones.

So, tip of the hat to Texas Right to Life for alerting me and others to a You Tube video posted last week by Jen Cardinal, the baby’s mother.

It’s simultaneously touching and hilarious. Here’s her brief introduction:

At our 14 week ultrasound our baby was clapping, so I sang a song with our doctor as my husband filmed.

And sure enough, as you watch the baby appears to be clapping along at just the right times to “If You’re Happy and You Know It.”

As Ms. Cardinal writes

The experience is one I’ll never forget. The baby clapped three times, and then the doctor rewound and scrubbed it while we sang. No mystery. It was amazing.

But, if you think about it, there is a mystery. And more than one.

Why amidst the laughing does this father say, “Oh, that’s fantastic!” while another father will not bother to be there when his wife or girl friend is saying “hello” to their baby?

Why is bonding taking place between Mrs. Cardinal, her husband, and their baby while another ultrasound of another baby will be used only to target her destruction?

Why, or how, can anyone look at this vibrant, active, developing human being and conclude that it’s okay to end his or her life?

Take just two minutes and watch the video.  You’ll quickly see why it is no mystery that I love it.