d'fuq did I just read ..::trigger warning::.. abortion=childbirth
their campus lawn, it did. Like, tenfold.
In an attempt to inspire women who are thinking about getting an abortion but worried they’ll feel guilty afterward, New Jersey abortion councilor Emily Letts filmed her abortion and put it on YouTube.
What she says both during and after the procedure is incredibly delusional:
During the three-minute procedure, she repeatedly tells herself how lucky she is. She also hums to herself. After the abortion is over, she says, “Cool. I feel good.”
“I remember breathing and humming through it like I was giving birth,” she (later) wrote. “I know that sounds weird, but to me, this was as birth-like as it could be.”
“It will always be a special memory for me. I still have my sonogram, and if my apartment were to catch fire, it would be the first thing I’d grab.”
ThinkProgress praised Letts for filming her abortion and for demonstrating that it “isn’t a barbaric procedure.” Yet, I don’t see how terminating a pregnancy with such a flippant attitude can be anything but barbaric.
Abortion is a solemn topic that should be taken seriously, no matter which side of the debate you are on. Turning the issue into a lighthearted YouTube video unjustly reduces it to much less than that.