This video does not show the graphic depiction of the ‘procedure’ itself, but the reactions of abortion supporters as they realize what really happens.
There is a profound difference between believing in something as an abstraction and believing in it as it really exists in the real world.
There are some things that we speak about in bland clinical terms that we would see in a very different light if we ever saw it up close and personal.
Here are a few examples: Domestic violence. War. Addiction. Car crashes. Gang violence. Terminal cancer.
We can add one more to the list: Abortion.
It’s one thing to blandly pontificate about the viability of some kind of abstract clump of cells, and whether the right of those cells to enter life as a baby outweighs the mother’s right to kill it for any reason (or none at all).
As these man-on-the-street-style interviews show, there a world of difference between knowing all of the clinical terminology and processes involved, and actually being confronted with a short one-minute video the reality of the act itself.
The one form of violence that we don’t get to see in media/movies is the violence of abortion.
If people saw the gruesome killing that is sold to society as the “right to choose”,they’ll recoil from it.
— Obianuju Ekeocha (@obianuju) December 22, 2019
This camera view doesn’t show what they are looking at.
It only shows the reaction as we observe people watching a video of the procedure they so offhandedly endorsed only moments earlier.
When it stops being an abstraction they can dismiss with euphemisms, the scene changes entirely.
Should that really surprise us?
That’s exactly the reaction of a Planned Parenthood rising star and clinic manager when she first saw what happened through the ultrasound imagery.
That image haunted her, and she eventually quit, and made her story into a feature film called ‘Unplanned’.
If you’re curious about the footage the saw, the website that carries it gets referenced right at the end of this video.