Every week I think I’ve seen it all, but once again I stand corrected.
Emily Letts, a 25-year-old abortion counselor hailing from New Jersey, not only decided she wasn’t ready to parent a bundle of joy—she actually taped the procedure and posted the video on YouTube to “show women that there is such a thing as a positive abortion story.”
What? The video isn’t graphic or I wouldn’t be posting it (although the content should disturb you nonetheless).
“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,” Letts wrote in a column on Cosmopolitan entitled “Why I Filmed My Abortion.”
“It is safer than giving birth,” she continued. “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 point here is not only to show you how bold—and perverted—the pro-abortion movement is getting. The point is to send you to your knees in intercession for the pre-born babies whose death is imminent and the mothers who are making the decision to end the life inside of them. The point is to send you into weeping and into travail—and into repentance. The point is to encourage you to put your faith into works so fewer pre-born babies will die because of the culture of murder we’ve created in America.
How long will we stand by and watch? I don’t want this blood on my hands.
Jennifer LeClaire is news editor at Charisma. She is also the author of several books, including The Making of a Prophet. You can email Jennifer at jennifer.leclaire@