The youngest child of pro-life author Abby Johnson made his on-screen debut in New York last week through a 4-D ultrasound.

Johnson and her unborn child appeared at Focus on the Family’s “Alive from New York” pro-life rally in Times Square on Saturday afternoon. The event was planned as an affirmation of the dignity of unborn human life in the face of New York state’s new pro-abortion legislation. During the rally, Johnson went into a mobile medical unit behind a stage where a technician transmitted a 4-D ultrasound of her child on giant screens in the square.

Broadcaster Kevin McCullough described the moment as unforgettable.

“For the first time in all my years of Times Square, I will never forget that moment,” he wrote for the Town Hall news website.

“In the middle of literally the world’s busiest intersection, a quiet fell across multiple blocks that was so deafening you could literally have heard a pin drop,” he continued.

“No angry chants in protests. No applause of agreement. Just a sleepy little baby’s face, in beautiful 4D, staring out across New York City’s busiest neighbourhoods.”

Between 10,000 and 20,000 people, including a number of abortion advocates holding a counter-demonstration, gathered in Times Square for the rally. When the sound of Johnson’s baby’s heartbeat was amplified, the crowd cheered.

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