Woman films own abortion to show people it's not so scary

A New Jersey abortion counselor decided to film her own abortion in order to show women it wasn't so "scary."

The fetus could not be reached for comment.


I found out I was pregnant in November. I had been working at the clinic for about a year. It was my first pregnancy, and, full disclosure, I hadn't been using any kind of birth control, which is crazy, I know. I’m a sex educator, and I love talking about birth control. Before this experience, hormonal birth control scared me because of complications I’d heard about from friends — gaining weight, depression, etc. So I tracked my ovulation cycle, and I didn’t have any long-term partners. I thought I was OK. But, you know, things happen. I wound up pregnant.

Here's someone who has set the cause of independent, strong women back 100 years. "But, you know, things happen." The poor, helpless woman seduced by the handsome stranger. She just couldn't help it. Her legs opened all by themselves. She was hypnotized, mesmerized, desensitized - "things happen."

Yes, they surely do. Pro-abortion activists always gloss over how exactly a woman gets pregnant because if you point out that, unless the woman is raped, there is a consensual decision involved - a conscious choice to have sex, it destroys their rationalization for aborting their child.  To chalk up a pregnancy to "things happen" as far as a sexual encounter is concerned is an extraordinary cop out and a weak, whiny, excuse for an abortion.

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. 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.

There are three options for a first-trimester abortion: medical abortion, which is the pill; a surgical abortion with IV sedation, where you’re asleep through the whole thing; and a surgical abortion with local anesthesia during which you’re awake. Women are most terrified of being awake.

I could have taken the pill, but I wanted to do the one that women were most afraid of. I wanted to show it wasn’t scary — and that there is such a thing as a positive abortion story. It’s my story.

Just how loony is this poor, disturbed woman?

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.

I can imagine some of the SS guards at Treblinka "breathing and humming" while working - certainly helps the time pass. And it takes your mind off exactly what you're doing.

The women I've known who have gotten abortions - even if they don't regret it - were traumatized by the experience. This deluded woman needs an intervention - not from her "friends" at the abortion clinic but from her family who must see the massive denial on display with this stunt.

And a stunt it was. I would not be at all surprised to find out she planned the pregnancy just so that she could get an abortion and film it. Most women who have abortions believe it to be the worst day of their lives. It is beyond bizarre to try and find a "positive abortion story" in, for what most women, is a tragedy.