Abortion counselor films her abortion to make a positive online film about abortion!

Letts said she wanted to make a positive film about abortion that dealt with the guilt many women feel after the procedure.

Letts said she wanted to make a positive film about abortion that dealt with the guilt many women feel after the procedure.

Emily Letts, 25, a counselor for the Cherry Hill Women’s Center decided she wanted to share a positive message when she became pregnant and had an abortion in November.  She said she did not feel guilt for getting the procedure because it was the right decision for her.  But pro-life groups have condemned her video for not focusing enough attention on her unborn child.

(SOURCE)    An abortion counselor wanted to tell a positive abortion story by filming her own procedure.

Emily Letts, 25, a patient advocate at the Cherry Hill Women’s Center in Cherry Hill, N.J., produced an online film of her abortion in November.

She wrote in an essay for Cosmopolitan that she wanted to discuss the feelings women who get the procedure feel — especially the guilt.

“I know there are women who feel great remorse. I have seen the tears. Grieving is an important part of a woman’s process, but what I really wanted to address in my video is guilt,” she wrote. “Our society breeds this guilt. We inhale it from all directions. Even women who come to the clinic completely solid in their decision to have an abortion say they feel guilty for not feeling guilty. Even though they know 110% that this is the best decision for them, they pressure themselves to feel bad about it.”

The video shows Emily the night before the procedure as she informs the audience she is pregnant but not ready to have children.

“I feel lucky. I’m completely comfortable with the decision. I feel supported by everyone,” she says. “I just want to share my story to show women there is such a thing as a positive abortion story.”

The former actress said she became a counselor as a way to help women and support them after years of feeling competitive with other women because of her former profession.

But Letts, who did not return messages seeking comment, became pregnant in November because she said she didn’t use birth control.

Abortion counselor Emily Letts filmed her abortion procedure for an online film.

Emily Letts via Vimeo Abortion counselor Emily Letts filmed her abortion procedure for an online film.

“Once I caught my breath, I knew immediately I was going to have an abortion,” she wrote. “I knew I wasn’t ready to take care of a child. The guy wasn’t involved in my decision.”

She opted to undergo a surgical abortion with local anesthesia, meaning she would be awake the entire time. The first trimester operation takes three to five minutes and she decided to film it to show an abortion from the woman’s experience.

The video shows her conscious, holding someone’s hand as she hums at the end of the procedure.

“You did great, you’re a trooper there,” the doctor remarked.

“You guys are my heroes,” replied the relieved Letts.

Letts said she selected the procedure because it seems most scary for patients she deals with.

“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,” she wrote. “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.”

I feel lucky. I’m completely comfortable with the decision. I feel supported by everyone. I just want to share my story to show women there is such a thing as a positive abortion story.

During the abortion, she focused on staying positive and “feeling the love from everyone in the room,” she said.

“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,” she wrote. “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.”

Letts appears in the video again a month and a half after her abortion to address her feelings.

“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,” she said. “I can make a life. I knew that what I was going to do was right because it was right for me and no one else.”

Letts said she receive hateful responses from her video. She mentioned comments like “you deserve to die,” and “you killed your baby.”

Many of the commenters on the video expressed support and thanked Letts for sharing her story and showing that abortions can be safe to the woman.

Though others were appalled at seeing the film and not adding the full context of her decision.

6 thoughts on “Abortion counselor films her abortion to make a positive online film about abortion!

  1. Well, Ill just say she is good at being an Actress, Lying to herself about feeling guilt, being so self-centered and selfish, pretending she gave birth, and pretending to know what love is by thinking she felt love in the abortion room. Positively Unreal!

  2. I agree a self centered liar, it’s all about her. If she was really concerned about others and filming the truth, then why didn’t she film the abortion from the babies point of view, from the inside!

  3. You are exactly right Sha. Although no one suggests actually doing that, it is certain not one woman who ever aborted her child throughout history thought of it as murder when she made the decision to do so. They didnt consider the babies or fetus feeling

  4. …Cont…or experience. They only thought about themself and what theyre feeling and want. They lie to their self with excuses for doing it, which theyll have to do eternally. If any repent, lets hope its sincere.To promote has got to be blasphemy!

  5. Promoting an abortion as a positive thing has got to be blasphemy against God. Its like promoting murder! If worldly people who do this sort of thing want to say: Murder Gods Creation in your face Christians, then We have a right to say No More!

  6. Yes, those who are prolife also have the right to disagree and promote the truth. Abortion is fueled by selfishness and big money and that is the truth. It’s a multi billion dollar operation. However God is big enough to forgive it all, if a person is honest enough to truly repent.

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