Belying Emily Letts’ “good abortion” Words: Her Face UPDATE

Kathy Schiffer calls a video of Emily Letts getting an abortion “weird”, and if all you take into account is this young woman’s words, they are weird; they make almost no sense.

“I know that sounds weird, but to me, this was as birth-like as it could be. It will always be a special memory for me. I still have my sonogram, and if my apartment were to catch fire, it would be the first thing I’d grab.”

If you let yourself become distracted by what is coming from her mouth, you miss all that is revealed in her face, which tells the whole, and very different story. A month after the abortion — with the dramatic change in hairstyle that so many women effect when emotions are high and they need to feel in control of something — watch Emily, then. The light is gone from her eyes. The seeming disconnect between pc-fed head and instinctive heart is laid out in breathtaking and stark incongruity, even down to the shadows, the blue note, the lack of energy. Devastating. Cognizant of it or not, she is a mother in grief.

Kathy notes that this video was the first place winner “in the Abortion Care Network’s macabre ‘Stigma Busting Video Competition’”. Frankly, if I were a young woman watching this and pondering abortion, one glance at those haunted eyes, that beautiful, woebegone countenance and benumbed, vacant tone, and I would be running to my nearest Birthright, or to the Good Counsel network, or to the Sisters of Life, whose founder, the mighty John Cardinal O’ Connor of the Archdiocese of New York, once pledged to help any needy pregnant woman seeking assistance instead of abortion, and whose successor, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, has maintained that position.

My heart breaks for this young woman and her baby who are so clearly victims of a pervasive rhetoric full of untruths and the banality of real evil. She needs our prayers and our whole-hearted spiritual assistance. Evidenced before us is a mind seduced and under the power of nefarious propaganda that has told her to serve her own desires unto death — one that has encouraged her to soul-shredding idolatry while its promulgators serve only death and political campaign coffers. It is a mind owned by insipid platitudes, now at war with a heart that says, “bone of my bone, flesh of my flesh, my baby, my heart, myself.”

What this young woman now knows — what resonates so clearly in her assertion that if her house were afire, she would grab the sonogram of her extinguished baby, and run — is that when she consented to kill her baby, she killed a very real piece of herself.

Even after a woman delivers a baby, or miscarries, or aborts, there remains within her, for the rest of her life, microscopic bits of her child — of each child she has ever conceived. Look up microchimerism and you will understand there is no such thing as “getting rid” of one’s baby, only of stopping it’s life and disposing of it, while carrying it within one’s very blood and sinew, forever.

A body is made of living tissue and living tissue has memory. Pretty it up on video however you like, the insertion of a vacuum into a woman’s body and the perpetration a violent, limb-shredding execution within the deep recesses of her womb cannot help but reverberate like dark energy, throughout the woman’s body, mind and soul. You want to grab a sonogram of the baby you killed because the living part of that baby, still residing within you, is calling out for more of you, all of you.

What a horrific, nightmarish way to have to live, and she is so young; actuarial tables suggest she will live for a very long time. No wonder she looks so very haunted.

Seriously, let us pray for Emily Letts. Whatever her motives, how can we feel anything but compassion for her, seeing what we have seen?

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John Joseph Cardinal O’ Connor, Pray for Emily and for us.
Servant of God Dorothy Day, Pray for us Emily and for us.
Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen, Pray for Emily and for us.
Saint Gianna Molla, Pray for Emily and for us.
Pope Saint John Paul, Pray for Emily and for us.

UPDATE:
Quick question:
how far along before ultrasounds can see babies? Letts said she was only weeks along. I thought you had to be 5 weeks at least?

Instalanche via guesthost Ed Driscoll, thanks, Ed!

About Elizabeth Scalia
  • kmk1916

    “You only love God as much as you love the person you love the least.” –Dorothy Day

  • Billiamo

    A lullaby now, an elegy when reality hits her.

  • http://plumstchili.blogspot.com/ Plum Dumpling

    Where is the baby? I saw the video. Point out the frame that has the baby in it please.

  • Rachel

    Wow. She does look sad. Her mouth is turned down almost the whole time, unless she is consciously smiling. Poor girl. I will pray for her and her child.

  • cloud_buster

    Feminists never wonder what the father thinks, because “patriarchy” and “male privilege.”

  • Justin Katz

    At first, I wondered whether Elizabeth happened to catch a particularly sad-looking frame in the video for the picture above, but not at all. Wow. The difference is striking and unmistakable. You’d have to amp the contrast up to the degree of a Saturday Night Live skit to make it any clearer. I wonder what the effect must be on people who are not zealous advocates for abortion.

  • Peggy Bowes

    “I desire mercy, not sacrifice.” (Matt 9:13, Hosea 6:6) Thank you for this. I keep praying that pro-lifers will show mercy and pray for those who are haunted by the evil of abortion. Most do, but sadly, some still want to judge.

  • Peggy Bowes

    Very telling that she chose a song about the blues, isn’t it?

  • Peggy Bowes

    Why doubt God’s infinite mercy? My pastor once told a story about a woman who refused to pray for her dead brother because she was convinced he was in hell– he committed suicide while jumping off a bridge. One day she was doing a Holy Hour and she clearly heard the voice of Jesus say to her, “Between the bridge and the water, I was there.” Jesus loves us so much, he will continue to knock on the door of the hearts of all humans. Even hose who have abortions and post videos of them.

  • expect_resistance

    Why are you watching women coming out of clinics?

  • KWedel

    Had they showed the gruesome execution of the baby and the bloody aftermath they could hardly pretend that abortion is just fine.

  • KWedel

    How come the “glimpse of reality” didn’t show the victim and the bloody aftermath? Funny how you all so actively support an act you refuse to allow shown. If abortion is not so bad why have a hissy fit over pictures of aborted babies. I do hope you keep sharing this video. Odds are you have some friends that have hearts and will be as disgusted by this as all lovng people are.


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