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This article was written by Stuart Cunliffe, a former trustee and one of the founders of image. It first appeared on his blog, Diary of a WIP. 7
Emily Letts is 25, and works as a counsellor at an abortion clinic. When she found herself pregnant, she decided to have an abortion. More than that, she decided to have the abortion filmed so that women didn't need to feel guilty and everyone could see what "a positive experience" it was. The video has now been watched 2,054,152 times.
In a masterly blog post about Emily Letts' video, Al Mohler calls it "one of the most disturbing video messages ever presented to public view." 8
"Over and over again," he says, " she suggests that she feels absolutely no guilt about terminating the life within her.
"If Emily Letts truly believes that there is no guilt rightly associated with abortion, she would not have to insist, over and over again, that she feels no guilt. When she tells of women who feel 'guilty for not feeling guilty,' she testifies to the fact that they are moral creatures who cannot stop making moral judgments, especially about themselves, even when they insist there is no moral judgment to be made. And this must be especially true when a woman has sought to terminate the unborn life within her. . .
"Her most chilling words of all are those with which she ends her video. . . 'I knew that what I was going to do was right, 'cause it was right for me and no one else. . .'"
This, says Mohler, is "a concise statement of an absolutely godless worldview. She is creator of her own moral system of value and the judge of her own solitary moral universe -
"Emily Letts has lifted the 'shroud of shame' a bit. And what she revealed is a reality about abortion that is undisguised evil. Those who strive and pray for the end of abortion should hope that this video is viewed and that her comments about it are read by millions. This video reveals the truth about abortion in a far more powerful way than its maker intended."
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