In February, Dr. Anthony Levatino, a former abortionist and a practicing obstetrician-gynecologist, teamed up with pro-life organization Live Action to explain exactly how an abortion is performed through a series of videos with animated graphics — minus all the commonly-used euphemisms of the Left.
Live Action took one of the videos (a second trimester dilation and evacuation, "D&E," abortion) to the streets to see how people would react.
Unsurprisingly, when faced with the reality of abortion, even self-proclaimed pro-choicers were horrified. Many recanted their pro-choice position, explaining that they no longer support abortion “period” after viewing the video. Some called the procedure “murder,” “inhumane,” “brutal” and “heinous.” Almost all were shocked and surprised by the procedure, an indication that the Left’s use of euphemism is clearly effective.
See their reactions in the video produced by Live Action below:
As explained in the video shown to those on the street, and by Live Actions abortion procedures site, a D&E abortion begins with the removal of the amniotic fluid, then “the abortionist uses a sopher clamp — a grasping instrument with rows of sharp 'teeth' — to grasp and pull the baby’s arms and legs, tearing the limbs from the child’s body. The abortionist continues to grasp intestines, spine, heart, lungs, and any other limbs or body parts. The most difficult part of the procedure is usually finding, grasping and crushing the baby’s head. After removing pieces of the child’s skull, the abortionist uses a curette to scrape the uterus and remove the placenta and any remaining parts of the baby.”
Disturbingly, the abortionists then reassemble the baby limb by limb to make sure that “all the pieces” of the baby have been removed.
“I believe that’s murder, right there, what I saw.”
-A young man, after viewing the abortion video
Clearly, when faced with the truth about abortion, free from euphemism, the horror of the procedure is hard to deny. In the least, we must not treat abortion with such callous attitudes seen in disturbing abortion campaigns like “Shout Your Abortion.” Pro-lifers must be vigilant in exposing the truth and continue to rely on scientific advancements which support our position.
Watch the D&E abortion procedure below:
h/t National Review