Emily’s “Abortion Video”

Various people have asked me what I think about the young woman, Emily, who filmed her abortion.

Actually, Emily did not film her abortion. She filmed her smiles and sighs during a procedure which we take her at her word was an abortion. But to really film an abortion, you have to film the arms and legs of the baby being ripped apart and the head being crushed. That’s not so good for abortion clinic PR. (See www.priestsforlife.org/images/abortion-images-galleries.aspx).

Furthermore, as Pastoral Director of Rachel’s Vineyard and the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, the world’s largest ministries dealing with the aftermath of abortion, I have ministered to many women whose initial response to abortion was relief and who, when the relief wore off, entered the darkest phase of their lives. Their stories, at AbortionTestimony.com, are getting more and more attention. Perhaps that’s why abortion salespersons feel the need to get a ‘positive abortion story’ out there. We have nothing but compassion for Emily. When she hits bottom, our door will be open for her, too.

One thought on “Emily’s “Abortion Video”

  • May 12, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Two things that struck me most about Emily Letts’ video and Cosmopolitan article were: 1) What I heard was a young woman reaching out for help; a young woman who in her own words, “…felt fairly depressed most of the time…disliked my body…felt completely alienated from myself and everyone else…”; and 2) the video, real abortion or not, was tragic.

    My questions with respect to each are this: First, is it possible for Fr. Pavone, or someone in your organization, to reach out to Ms. Letts, personally, not in social media, with an offer of help with her self-expressed esteem issues? Secondly, could your organization produce a 3-minute YouTube video, much in the spirit of Fr. Claude Burns’ video, “Why I Love Religion, And Love Jesus”; a response to Jefferson Bethke’s “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus.” The purpose of the video would be, as in that case, “…to do a response from a Catholic perspective, in a spirit of love, but also with a spirit of passion to defend our Mother the Church.” [In this case, respect for life]


    Lanny Dietterick (a sinner and parishioner at Holy Family, Jacksonville, FL)


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