The only thing surprising about this story is that it’s not in America. Give the fetus worshipers on the right time, though, and I bet it will be. A Japanese company is selling expectant mothers 3-D models of their little embryo encased in resin.
Expectant parents in Japan who can’t wait to show the world what their baby will look like can now buy a three-dimensional model of the foetus to pass around their friends.
The nine-centimetre resin model of the white foetus, encased in a transparent block in the shape of the mother’s body, is fashioned by a 3D printer after an MRI scan.
“As it is only once in a lifetime that you are pregnant with that child, we received requests for these kind of models from pregnant women who… do not want to forget the feelings and experience of that time,” said Tomohiro Kinoshita of FASOTEC, the company offering the service.
If they don’t start marketing that in America, they’re missing out on a huge opportunity. In a country where a sizable portion of the population practically want to give fetuses the right to vote (as long as they aren’t black or poor), that’s a financial windfall waiting to happen.