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7/9/2012 (3 years ago)

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Author says she wanted to counter the propaganda used by pro-life activists.

An anti-life activist has surreptitiously photographed her own abortion and posted the images online in what she claims is an effort to "demystify" the practice. The woman, who uses the name "Jane Young" on the site, claims the imagery commonly used by pro-life activists, is mere propaganda and that women are being used as pawns in a national debate. 

One of the four images posted by Jane Young of her abortion. Young is attempting to display abortion as a sterile, clinical procedure in an effort to 'demystify' it.

One of the four images posted by Jane Young of her abortion. Young is attempting to display abortion as a sterile, clinical procedure in an effort to 'demystify' it.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

7/9/2012 (3 years ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: Abortion, human life, morality, pro-life, anti-life, Jane Young, conception


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - On a single webpage, Young posted four images showing what she says is her abortion at six weeks. The images show two glass containers on a metal apparatus and connected variously between the images with plastic tubes. In the final two images, one jar clearly contains a small, frothy quantity of blood. The second jar remains clear and empty. 
Young posted the following on her site and invited comments.

Recently, I had an abortion.

Lining the street in front of the clinic were a dozen or so protesters. They held up large banners with anti-abortion slogans, religious iconography, and images of dead babies.

Just past the bulletproof security doors, the graphic nature of that imagery haunted me in the waiting room. What would my abortion look like? I decided to secretly document my abortion with my cell phone.

My intention in documenting and sharing my abortion is to demystify the sensationalist images propagated by the religious and political right on this matter. The perverse use of lifeless fetus photographs are a propaganda tool in the prolife/prochoice debate in which women and their bodies are used as pawns to push a cultural, political, and religious agenda in the United States.

At 6 weeks of pregnancy, my abortion looked very different than the images I saw when I entered the clinic that day.

This is my abortion.

Following her post are 33 responses, virtually all supportive. However, one comment stood out. Identified on the comment as "TaraT," she wrote:

Interesting how all of these comments are so positive. I had an abortion too, except mine was not 6 weeks, it was 10 weeks and it devastated me. It wasn't the protesters - there were none there at the time - it was the feeling I got inside of me as I realized this man was vacuuming my baby out of me and putting its parts in a jar. I couldn't go back though. I had already made a choice. Now I want kids and can't have them because I developed a bad infection after the abortion. There's more to it than both sides are willing to see...WAY more.

You probably won't post this comment because it doesn't praise you for what you've done, but it made me feel a little bit better to submit anyway..
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The procedure documented by Jane appears neat and tidy. The child was only six weeks into his or her life before being suctioned out of its first home, in Young's womb. But the youth or size of the abortion victim does not make the procedure any less immoral or gruesome. Life begins at the moment of conception. Nor does the apparent cleanliness of the procedure on this video change a grievous moral wrong. This is an execution.

The images that Young protests are real images taken of real children who were violently robbed of their lives. Such imagery is no more propaganda than attempting to display the apparent sterility of an early abortion. Jane is engaging in the very same behavior that she protests - and then some. 

While Young claims to support knowledge and empowerment, she undermines true knowledge and true empowerment. True knowledge, because she apparently remains ignorant of the understanding that the age of a life, or where it resides, does not make that life any less important. And she diminishes empowerment by allowing her child to be sucked from her womb, sacrificing the future of her baby and herself on an altar of secularism. She has killed her child and deprived the human family of his or her potential.   

A tragedy is a tragedy, no matter how sterile or clinical it may appear to be. An abortion is the violent taking of innocent human life no matter hoiw it is disguised. 

View the Young's webpage here. WARNING: Content may be disturbing to some viewers. 

 

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