New Jersey abortion counselor films her own abortion

An abortion counselor in New Jersey learned she was pregnant, but at age 25 Emily Letts decided she was not ready to be a mother. Letts said she searched online for a video of what an abortion procedure actually looked like, but was unable to find one. So she decided that she would have her own procedure filmed and put online to educate other women in her position.

“A first trimester abortion takes three to five minutes. It is safer than giving birth. There is no cutting, and risk of infertility is less than 1 percent,” Letts wrote in Cosmopolitan magazine. “Yet women come into the clinic all the time terrified that they are going to be cut open, convinced that they won’t be able to have kids after the abortion. The misinformation is amazing.”

The video above is not graphic and Letts appears calm throughout the procedure.

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