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Stanek weekend question: What to say to mother who photographed her abortion?

Son-in-law Andy Moore forwarded me a link to thisismyabortion.com.

A mother using the pseudonym “Jane” took secret photos with her cell phone of her aborted baby and posted them online.

Jane’s rationale:

My intention in documenting and sharing my abortion is to demystify the sensationalist images propagated by the religious and political right on this matter. The perverse use of lifeless fetus photographs are a propaganda tool in the prolife/prochoice debate in which women and their bodies are used as pawns to push a cultural, political, and religious agenda in the United States.

At 6 weeks of pregnancy, my abortion looked very different than the images I saw when I entered the clinic that day.

Yes, a young baby murdered by suction abortion will look very different than an older baby murdered by a D&C, RU-486, D&E, or induced labor abortion.

So what? I am still overwhelmed with sadness looking at that jar of bloody pulp. Jane’s dead baby is in there, even if unrecognizable, and Jane had the great idea to “document” the murder. Both the visual and the thought are hard to bear.

The comments are hard to bear, too. Jane is being called “brave… incredible… thoughtful… helpful… an amazing chica… incredibly courageous,” etc., all for posting photographs of the baby she just murdered.

When asked in an interview whether she thought she would ever regret either her abortion or her decision to photograph the remains of her baby, Jane responded, “So far, I have not regretted having my abortion or sharing these photographs. I don’t think that I will.”

I’m not sure anything a pro-lifer has to say will get through to Jane at this point, but we can try. What would you like to say to her? What would you like to say to all those giving her kudos?

Live tweeting abortion, Part X: “Move on people”

Read Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, Part VII, Part VIII, and Part IX. Pro-lifers can share their thoughts at #livetweetingabortion.
Before discussing the topic at hand there’s a very real concern. Several days ago a copycat named nextthurs began live tweeting her RU-486 abortion. But she abruptly stopped tweeting 3 nights ago after a couple ominous posts:
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That was the last nextthurs was heard from. I pray she’s ok….

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Live tweeting abortion, Part VIII: Demystifying Angie’s mystification about her baby

Read Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, Part VII, Part IX, and Part X. Pro-lifers can share their thoughts at #livetweetingabortion.
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Live tweeting aborter Angie Jackson has repeatedly stated on her blog and to the press her aim is to “demystify” RU-486 abortions, as she told ABC News.
The problem is the 1st rule of demystifying is one must herself be demystified before attempting to demystify. If not, the result is the blind leading the blind, as a great person Angie doesn’t like very well once stated, adding, “When one blind person leads another, both will fall into the same pit.”…

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Live tweeting abortion, Part IV: RU4 publicity?

Read Part I, Part II, Part III, Part V, Part VI, Part VII, Part VIII, Part IX, and Part X. Pro-lifers can share their thoughts at #livetweetingabortion.
WARNING: Vulgarity ahead.
Today has been a publicity filled day for Angie Jackson, capped off late this afternoon by an email from ABC News requesting an interview. (Angie will be speaking with a producer tomorrow.) Recall abortion hype was her goal:
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Liberal rag Salon gave Angie an atta girl (emphasis the author’s)…

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