A Twisted "Selfie"
It seems as though the world becomes more upside down every day. What is honorable is condemned and what is morally wrong is celebrated.
One columnist has warned: “What you applaud you encourage. So be careful what you celebrate.”
A recent example involves a 25-year-old New Jersey abortion counselor who videoed her own abortion and posted it on YouTube.
Emily Letts later told Cosmopolitan magazine she hoped the video would present “a positive abortion story.”
Letts continued: “I know that sounds weird, but to me, this was as birth-like as it could be. I remember breathing and humming through it like I was giving birth.”
Letts said: “It will always be a special memory for me,” adding that if her apartment ever were to catch fire her baby’s sonogram would be “the first thing I’d grab.”
At the end of the video Letts makes a truly astonishing statement. “I don’t feel like a bad person. I don’t feel sad. I feel in awe of the fact that I can make a baby, I can make a life.”
GRTL President Dan Becker said, “It’s absolutely mindboggling that someone would feel a sense of awe that she created a life, and then turn around and celebrate the fact that she killed it.”
Becker said it’s a tragic example of “how twisted and evil the thinking of many pro-choice people has become.”
Letts posted the heavily-edited, three-minute video—which shows her in a medical setting for only one minute—online after winning the Abortion Care Network’s “Stigma Busting” video contest.
While the video claims to depict an abortion, neither the abortionist nor the baby is shown at any time. The camera remained focused on Letts throughout the video.
Letts said she became pregnant after giving up birth control because of its many side effects. Instead, she tried to chart her cycle. “I had them put in an IUD after the abortion,” she said.
“I was a professional actress for many years. I loved acting. While I was pregnant and waiting for my procedure, I thought, ‘Wait a minute. I have to use this,’” Letts said.
In the video, Letts thanks the abortionists and nurse after the abortion, saying, “Oh my God, you guys are my heroes.”
Months later, Letts still admired her handiwork writing in Cosmopolitan that “every time I watch the video, I love it. I love how positive it is. I think there are just no positive abortion stories on video for everyone to see. But mine is.”
Several pro-life supporters have expressed dismay at the blasé indifference Letts demonstrated about her actions.
John Stonestreet, a writer for BreakPoint.org, said, “…nothing is mentioned about the other person whose story it is. The child, whose life is being taken, never appears in Emily’s video, and certainly never experiences all that love and positive energy.”
Stonestreet added: “We hear nothing about this tiny human, whether it's a boy or a girl, how big it is, whether he or she had developed fingerprints, if the tiny heart was pumping, or to what level the brain was functioning.”
Even some pro-choice supporters have criticized the video. “We are certainly pro-choice but her cavalier attitude and attempt to claim her fifteen minutes [of fame] had us all astounded,” said Marine Wayne on the website NeonNettle.
Becker said the whole event is proof that we need to do everything possible to educate people about the horror and brutality of abortion.
“Treating the killing of an innocent child like some routine social media event is truly disgusting,” Becker said. “We need to constantly spread the truth that exposes the lie that killing an innocent child is somehow acceptable.”