There has been an article floating around Social Media that has caught my attention. The article “Woman Films Her Own Abortion To Show World How ‘Cool’ It Is was posted on The Daily Caller, and has caused quite a stir in the Conservative World. After reading the article and some of the other media around the web addressing this issue, I can understand why. The young woman, 25 y/o Emily Letts, seems to be minimizing and trivializing abortion to a disturbing degree.
Letts seems to be very proud of her decision in taking a life that she was able to create, and even makes claims that it’s safer than giving birth. What is even more disturbing to me is that the young lady is an Abortion Counselor and considers herself to be a Sex Educator. She actually counsels others in their decision-making! Abortion is not something to be taken lightly. It is not something to be filmed, entered into video contests, or made to sound like it’s the “cool” or “in-thing” to do. Abortions are not something to be proud of either, and should be discouraged whenever possible!
The Blaze ran with this story as well. In their article “I’m Not Ready to Have Children’: Activist Films Her Own Abortion to Show Women It Can Be a ‘Positive’ Experience” Letts tries to claim that abortion can be a positive experience for woman! SMH… Letts didn’t even include the man who got her pregnant in her decision-making. I found that to be incredibly selfish of her. Regardless of how reckless this young lady may be in her own sex life Letts did not create that life by herself, and the man (if she even knew who he was, IJS…) should have been a part of the decision-making.
Letts states very clearly that she wasn’t ready to have children, but admits that she wasn’t on any type of Birth Control to prevent it from happening. She even admits that she didn’t have any long-term partners! I think even kids in grade school know that the “Timing Method” and tracking your ovulation cycle doesn’t work! They also know the more you have unprotected sex (especially with various partners) the more chances you have of getting pregnant! I think the clinic should have checked out her personal habits before allowing her to work in this field, but then again… It is the agenda of the Left to promote Abortion, not decrease it!
Letts interviewed with Cosmopolitan in an article called “Why I Filmed My Abortion”. In it she tried to explain why she taped her abortion being performed. I think she did a very poor job at this and came off sounding very uniformed, unintelligent, and rather dense. Letts is a former professional actress and I think she saw this as an opportunity and means to make money, get her 5 minutes of fame, and get her name out there again.
In fact, I’m kind of curious to know who reached out to whom with this video idea, as she actually films the abortion procedure being performed and was supposedly only in her first trimester. I find it odd that she gets a pregnancy test “on a whim” and her first thoughts are to video tape her abortion. Grabbing a video camera to tape your abortion isn’t usually what floats through a womans mind after finding out they’re pregnant! Letts entered the Abortion Care Network’s Video Contest called Stigma Busting on her own accord (and won), and only after her video went viral did she decide to come out publicly on the matter. Keep in mind that entering into a video contest on the Abortion Care Networks website isn’t one of the first thoughts that enter into a womans mind either!
In reading her reasons for coming out with the video, her excuses were atrocious and I wouldn’t want my child or female friends going to her for guidance! I think she is a very poor example of a Counselor and Sex Educator.
You can watch “Emily’s Abortion Video” below (Warning: Content will be disturbing to some viewers):
As you can see the video over 31,000 hits on it and climbing. There are 200 plus people who were brave enough to give it a thumbs up, yet over 1200 people have given it a thumbs down so far. In the Cosmo interview Letts states that she was so proud of another woman (a woman on You Tube who goes by Angie AntiTheist, who is a self-proclaimed ATHEIST by the way) who had posted her story and video on You Tube and answered all feedback that she received. She said the woman would keep putting up videos, the more threats and hate comments she received. Letts stated “She didn’t hide from it. I loved that”, but Letts own channel only seems to have one video on it. She also doesn’t seem to want any feedback on her ridiculous video either as she disabled the comment section on her own. I guess she’s not that brave or proud of her decision to get an abortion, video tape it, and go public after all…..
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