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{VIDEO} Outrage as woman posts shocking video of her own ABORTION on YouTube to 'show it wasn't scary'

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  • Abortion counselor Emily Letts said she wanted to use her abortion as a teaching tool for female patients
  • Said she chose to undergo a surgical procedure - where the patient is awake and local anesthesia is used - after she had trouble finding a video of one being performed online and to dispel myths about the experience
  • Only her face and upper body are visible in the video, and after the procedure is over Letts says 'I'm done. Yay!'

 

A 25-year-old abortion counselor has filmed herself having a surgical abortion and posted the video on YouTube, saying she wants it to help banish stigma surrounding the procedure.

Emily Letts, who works at the Cherry Hill Women's Center in New Jersey, explains in an article for Cosmopolitan.com that ironically, despite being a sex educator, she hadn't been using any birth control and 'wound up pregnant' by mistake last November. 

In her three-minute YouTube video she is seen being wheeled into the operating theater before being filmed from the waist up as doctors remove the embryo from her womb. She remains awake throughout, numbed only by local anesthetic. 

The video has been watched 36,000 times and has prompted strong reactions from pro-life campaigners as well as those supporting Miss Letts' actions.  

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Caught on camera: Emily Letts, an abortion counselor from New Jersey, 25, has filmed herself having a surgical abortion at around three weeks into her pregnancy in a bid to banish stigma surrounding the procedure

Caught on camera: Emily Letts, an abortion counselor from New Jersey, 25, has filmed herself having a surgical abortion at around three weeks into her pregnancy in a bid to banish stigma surrounding the procedure

Because she was only in the first trimester of pregnancy, where the embryo is yet to be implanted into the uterine wall, Miss Letts says that she could have swallowed an abortion pill instead of going in for surgery.

However, she '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 appositive abortion story. It’s my story,' she continues.

She does not state if she was in a relationship at the time, merely stating that the 'guy wasn't involved' in her decision to terminate her pregnancy. 'I knew I wasn't ready to take care of a child,' she notes.

During her abortion Miss Letts - dressed in a hospital gown - practices relaxation techniques such as deep breathing and humming. 

Keeping calm: In her three-minute YouTube video she is seen being wheeled into the operating theater

Keeping calm: In her three-minute YouTube video she is seen being wheeled into the operating theater

Eyes wide open: She is then filmed from the waist up as doctors remove the embryo from her womb - she remains awake throughout, numbed only by a local anesthetic

Eyes wide open: She is then filmed from the waist up as doctors remove the embryo from her womb - she remains awake throughout, numbed only by a local anesthetic

She also talks to a member of staff who stands by the bed holding her hand and supportively rubbing her arm.

Once the short procedure is over, she exclaims: 'Yeah, cool, I feel good. I’m done.'

'I don't feel like a bad person. I don't feel sadI knew that what I was going to do was right - it was right for me and for no one else'

About a month after her procedure Miss Letts, a former professional actress, candidly reflects about her experience with viewers.

'I don’t feel like a bad person. I don’t feel sad,' she explains, pointing out that many of the patients at her clinic assume that everyone feels guilty after having an abortion. 

'I knew that what I was going to do was right - it was right for me and for no one else.'

Her video has been watched more than 36,000 times since it was uploaded on March 14 and the comments panel has been disabled.

 
Emily's video diary and footage of her abortion procedure
'I don't feel like a bad person. I don't feel sad. I knew that what I was going to do was right - it was right for me and for no one else,' Miss Letts said after her procedure

'I don't feel like a bad person. I don't feel sad. I knew that what I was going to do was right - it was right for me and for no one else,' Miss Letts said after her procedure

Miss Letts said after she went public with the footage and posted it to Facebook women started sharing their own stories with her.

'I had one women who messaged me saying she'd had an abortion that week and she was plagued with guilt.

'Her boyfriend called her a killer, but she said she was recovering well and appreciated the video.'

'I feel in awe of the fact that I can make a baby. I can make a life, I just want to tell my story'

However, along with the positive remarks there were also a lot of angry reactions.

'I got... "You deserve to die", "you killed your baby,"' Miss Letts recalled.

According to the National abortion Federation 1.3 million abortions are performed in the U.S. every year, with 20 to 24 year olds accounting for the bulk of procedures.

Like Miss Letts, most abortions (88 per cent) are carried out in the first trimester of pregnancy and fewer than two per cent occur at 21 weeks or later.

After her abortion Miss Letts was fitted with an IUD, a small T-shaped device made from plastic and copper that is placed in the uterus to prevent pregnancy.

'I feel in awe of the fact that I can make a baby. I can make a life, I just want to tell my story,' she concludes.

 

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Comment by caribbeanrose on May 9, 2014 at 9:19pm

Why didn't she used Plan B the morning after pill? Why allow yourself to get pregnant and murder your baby?????

Comment by angelina on May 9, 2014 at 2:33pm
What she did was right for her.i see nothing wrong with it. If more videos were out there it would be very educational to those younger girls.
Comment by Mrs. White on May 8, 2014 at 8:04pm

WHY NOT MAKE A VIDEO OF THE EMBRYO'S POINT OF VIEW? AT THAT POINT  THEY DO HAVE NERVE ENDINGS.

Comment by Henry on May 7, 2014 at 8:08pm

You cannot make a Baby, you CAN NOT MAKE a baby.  you were entrusted by God with a baby in the mist of your irresponsible act. so you chose to terminate the life that you should have been protecting at the alter of convenience.  Try as you may to tell convince yourself your are a good person and you did not do anything wrong, but you know you did.  And just because you are among many who share in your madness.   Should God be gracious to you in the future to have children, remember what happened to their older brother/sister.  In case you think this is just another babbler on the subject. I have been there but now forgiven and healed.  This video is not helping anyone but the abortionists and haters of God who will one day have to give an account.

Comment by caswell kestoe on May 7, 2014 at 2:59pm
Murderer!!! Perfect way to take a life ahh
Comment by Ruff de Gehto Travler on May 7, 2014 at 10:38am
No disrespect to my Lighter shade !!! White People
Comment by mr1stroke on May 7, 2014 at 7:18am

@GospelPan only another dumb woman would condone another retarded action, why do you think majority of women have issues in life, its because they support each other's sense, its like jealousy women dont like to see another do right so they always keep each other doing the same dumb thing and that is why the smartest answer was "its her Vagina" im sure it will be hers next time she gets that aids, than every one are going to expect remorse, i always tell people do not feel sorry for any woman when you see her going through a life crisis unless you know her personally, otherwise anything you see a woman going through she brought it upon her self, if you see a woman struggling with 5 kids you have to ask your how come she lay there and have all 5 and their fathers are not around

Comment by GospelPan on May 7, 2014 at 12:45am
I wouldn't be surprised if she planned this whole thing for attention , folks have done worse. Now ...yes, it's her vagina, but the child was hers AND her boyfriends and her boyfriend wanted to keep the child. This tells me a lot about her character...another thing, she's an abortion counselor having unprotected sex... not smart.
Comment by Veronica1982 on May 6, 2014 at 10:50pm
What is this world coming too...smh
Comment by mr1stroke on May 6, 2014 at 10:04pm

@Andrea Badd something is wrong with you, if you are going to tell me to stop having sex, i live for sex, by the way did i not tell you about the morning after, and unless you are out of commission if you are going to tell people stop having sex may be you can start first lol 

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