This isn't a thread about whether or not abortion is right or wrong, so let's please not go there. I know that some ultrasounds are performed for medical reasons, but the vast majority are for personal reasons. Should a pregnant woman be required to have an ultrasound done before an abortion can be performed? There are many groups raising funds right now so that each clinic can be equipped with a machine. The thought process being that if a woman can see a visual of the baby growing and moving inside her body, it has the potential to change her mind and make her child more real to her.