An abortion counsellor from New Jersey has shared a YouTube video of her termination, in an attempt to “show women that there is such thing as a positive abortion story”.
Twenty-five-year-old Emily Letts recorded a video blog before and after the procedure, as well as allowing the camera into the clinic while she had her first trimester abortion.
The video does not contain any graphic imagery, and the camera remains focused on the top half of Lett’s body during the procedure.
In the three weeks since it was uploaded, Lett’s video has been viewed over 30,000 times, and she has penned a piece for Cosmopolitan explaining her decision to film.
Uploading the video, Emily posted this message:
This is my story. This is ONLY my story. I do not pretend that it is anything more or anything less. I do not speak for everyone on this sensitive subject and I respect everyone’s opinions as long as they do not force them onto others.
My dearest hope is that someone somewhere will see this and it will provide some guidance, strength, support, or whatever else they need in that moment. I want to tell that person that you are not alone. Having an abortion does not make you a bad person, a bad woman, a bad mother. Having an abortion does not make you guilty. It is simply one step in your reproductive story. You are not along. I am here for you. We are all here for you.
PLEASE PLEASE SHARE THIS VIDEO. Please help me spread it to all corners of the internet. 1 in 3 women will have or have had an abortion in their reproductive life. This video is for all of us.