If a picture is worth a thousand words, the new videos posted today by Live Action showing live animation of the most popular abortion procedures is worth several volumes. The videos, which are part of the group’s new website abortionprocedures.com, feature former abortionist, Dr. Anthony Levatino, explicitly describing abortions by aspiration, induction, pills, and dilation and evacuation (D & E). Even though the video only shows animated renditions of the procedures, the videos made me sick to my stomach. Honestly, it’s hard to watch these videos and not have a visceral reaction. The reality of what is being done to more than 3,000 unborn babies every day is simply horrific.
“The power of these videos is that they speak directly to the fact of what abortion is.”
Of course, babies aren’t the only ones harmed by abortion. Women are too. The videos expose the many health risks to the mother associated with abortion procedures, which include hemorrhaging, cervical damage, uterine perforation, and even death – not to mention the devastating emotional consequences. According to Live Action, one of 12 mothers who undergo medical abortions suffer from excessive bleeding – and five to eight-percent of women who get medical abortions end up needing surgery to stop the bleeding or complete the abortion.
Please take a minute to watch these videos and then share them with friends and family. As U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis famously said, “Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman.”
May 29, 2019, UPDATE: Some states, like Illinois, are considering repealing their partial-birth abortion bans, so I’ve added a video describing that procedure, as well.