Pro-Abortion ‘Porn’

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by Kristine Christlieb  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  March 17, 2020   

Horrifying videos 'weird and sick trend' 

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PASADENA, Calif. (ChurchMilitant.com) - (Warning: graphic content) A young woman's celebratory video of her abortion has gone viral on TikTok, the China-based social media site popular with the 16- to 24-year-old crowd.  

In Abortion Time! Take 2 [frowning emoji face], the young woman shows off her obviously pregnant abdomen, enters a Pasadena, Calif. Planned Parenthood facility, fist pumps, and laughs during the sonogram.

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Gloria Steinem

Videos with #abortion and #prolife tags are very popular on TikTok with more than 70 million views each.

Commenting on and reposting the celebratory video on Twitter, pro-life activist Lila Rose, founder of Live Action, was aghast. "Our ability to be cruel is endless. When society celebrates abortion, should we be surprised to see this kind of cruelty? My heart breaks for this little helpless baby, killed on camera, his young mother joking about it. And it breaks for her, who will live with this all her life."

Twitter forced Rose to take down the video.

Writing in The Federalist, Joy Pullman, called the video part of a "weird and sick trend." 

Abortion celebrations can be traced back to at least 2005 when Tara Todras-Whitehill launched her "I had an abortion" project in which she photographed women wearing a T-shirt saying, "I had an abortion." The most famous photograph in the series was Gloria Steinem's

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In recent months there have been a number of famous celebrations of abortion:

  • New York State's legislature stood and applauded on Jan. 22, 2019 at the successful passage of a law that many believe legalized infanticide.
  • Michelle Williams, on Jan. 6, told the audience at the Golden Globe awards, "I wouldn't have been able to do this without employing a woman's right to choose — to choose when to have children, and with whom.”
  • People magazine reported on 26 celebrities who have had abortions and continue to support the killing of children.
These social media posts show the same disregard for human life that white supremacists had for African Americans in the lynching postcards.

Lepanto Institute's Michael Hichborn says the abortion celebration videos are the equivalent of lynching postcards popular in the early 20th century.

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The lynching of Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith

"These social media posts show the same disregard for human life that white supremacists had for African Americans in the lynching postcards. There is an attitude of victory and power that is completely inappropriate."

Sources with an interest in American culture explain lynching postcards:

are usually taken with the person who is lynched being the center of attention of the postcard. Then, there are people to the side of the person smiling at the camera to show that they are at the lynching. Their faces show no remorse of the activity that occurred moments before. They pose with the body of the person that was lynched looking at the camera as if the person was a statue that they want a picture with. The people in the background of the pictures do not seem to be hiding their faces, rather they are posing for the pictures.

Amy Louise Wood likened the postcards to 'bigot pornography." Hichborn applies the analogy to celebration videos and calls them "pro-abortion porn."

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