Indecorous. That's the word my editor uses to describe some of my more cavalier posts, but this story may go beyond that. In fact, it's downright vile. A New Jersey woman decided to film her abortion. It's not graphic, but it's disturbing. After the procedure - if you could call it that - she said, "cool, I feel good."
The woman, Emily Letts, works as an abortion counselor and thought it was time to "show women that there is such thing as a positive abortion story." She said she could "feel the love from everyone in the room" as her unborn child's life is snuffed out:
A first trimester abortion takes three to five minutes. It is safer than giving birth. There is no cutting, and risk of infertility is less than 1 percent. Yet women come into the clinic all the time terrified that they are going to be cut open, convinced that they won't be able to have kids after the abortion. The misinformation is amazing, but think about it: They are still willing to sacrifice these things because they know that they can't carry the child at this moment. ...
I knew the cameras were in the room during the procedure, but I forgot about them almost immediately. I was focused on staying positive and feeling the love from everyone in the room. I am so lucky that I knew everyone involved, and I was so supported. I remember breathing and humming through it like I was giving birth. 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. ...
Still, every time I watch the video, I love it. I love how positive it is. I think that there are just no positive abortion stories on video for everyone to see. But mine is.
So, besides glorifying infanticide, Letts said another reason she aborted her child is because she's not ready for children.
Left-wing sites, like ThinkProgress, were ecstatic with this film project. Tara Culp-Ressler, the site's health editor, wrote, "Letts' story helps demonstrate the fact that abortion isn't a barbaric procedure that needs additional regulation in order to make it safer."
"We are not ghouls," my editor says when he thinks a post has crossed a line. But, this video of a woman trying to destigmatize the killing of unborn life by smiling through the procedure is nothing, if not ghoulish.