Abortion clinic worker Emily Letts filmed herself having an abortion to show women that there is such a thing as a positive abortion story. Letts’ video went viral after winning a video contest sponsored by the Abortion Care Network, which aims to combat the stigma surrounding voluntary termination of a pregnancy. The video has amassed over 430,000 views and the share of comments ranges from supportive to outraged.
“Hey! I’m pregnant,” a smiling 25-year-old Letts says toward the beginning of the clip. She lets out an uneasy laugh and then a long sigh before announcing, “I’m going to be having an abortion tomorrow morning.” The three-minute non-graphic video follows Letts through her decision to terminate, terminating her first pregnancy of about two to three weeks, and her thoughts afterward. The footage shows the quick procedure being performed, while Letts hums and breathes through the procedure, assuring herself that she is a strong woman. After the procedure is performed by her co-workers at the Cherry Hill Women’s Center in New Jersey, Letts looks directly into the camera to explain she doesn’t feel like a bad person or guilty about ending her unwanted pregnancy because she knew it was right for her.