For those who don’t know who Emily Letts is, she is the young woman who set out to document her “positive” abortion story. She filmed herself before, during — yes, during — and after her abortion to show us all how great the whole experience can be. So why do I say Emily is the worst kind pro-choicer? Here’s her own words:
I feel in awe of the fact that I can make a baby. I can make a life. I knew what I was doing was right because it was right for me, and no one else.
Did you catch it? Most defenders and advocates of elective abortion argue for the right to abort based on some ignorance about the ontological status of what it is that’s being aborted. They mistakenly claim the embryo/fetus isn’t a living human being. The sciences of embryology and biology assert differently. However, it seems Emily already knows this. She realizes she made a baby, she knows she made a life. Having that realization and still choosing abortion out of pure convenience is not only incredibly selfish, it’s nothing short of evil. She just “wasn’t ready for a baby”.
Does that sound harsh to call her evil? I don’t think so. I suppose one could argue for a pass for mothers who don’t realize their abortion is taking the life of a living baby — even though I think it’s innately known that what is in the womb is a living baby. But for the benefit of the doubt, I guess we could say they just don’t know any better. But she does.
Emily valued her social and professional life over the life of her baby. She took the necessary measures to maintain her sexual liberty (sex without consequence) and level of comfort in her own life at the cost of her baby’s. That is what makes her evil, that is what makes her the worst kind of pro-choicer. She knew what she was doing, eyes wide open.