Activist posts her abortion on YouTube: ‘I love how positive it is’

An abortion counselor who finds herself as pregnant as her patients might be expected to have no problems deciding on an abortion.

She might not be expected to make a video of herself going through the procedure.

emilyletts0506But that’s exactly what 25-year-old Emily Letts did recently after deciding she wasn’t ready to have children.

In an essay for Cosmopolitan magazine, she explains why.

“I searched the Internet, and I couldn’t find a video of an actual surgical procedure in the clinic that focused on the woman’s experience. We talk about abortion so much and yet no one really knows what it actually looks like,” she writes.

Her decision was helped by a conversation she had with another woman who filmed her own abortion and put it on YouTube.

“There was, of course, a huge backlash. She got death threats and all this other stuff. But what inspired me so much about her is she kept following up,” Letts wrote. “After every threat or ignorant comment, she would answer with a new video on her YouTube channel directly addressing the latest criticism. She didn’t hide from it. I loved that.”

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One thing her decision wasn’t helped by was the other party involved in the pregnancy.

“The guy wasn’t involved in my decision,” she writes.

The video covers the time immediately before the abortion; the procedure itself, at the Cherry Hill Women’s Center where she works; and Letts’ reaction about six weeks after.

It’s not particularly graphic, focusing almost entirely on Letts’ face.

“I love it. I love how positive it is,” Letts writes. “I think that there are just no positive abortion stories on video for everyone to see,” Letts writes. “But mine is.

It’s gotten almost 54,000 views on YouTube so far. So when you’ve seen it, you and 54,000 other viewers – as well as Cosmo’s 3 million or so regular readers – will know more about Letts’ abortion than her baby’s father did.

Weird world we live in.

H/T: The Blaze

Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at [email protected].

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