Amelia Bonow, co-founder of the popular pro-choice “Shout Your Abortion” organization, recently released a video of her discussing her abortion with children, and said she plans to release a children’s book on abortion in 2020.
“I let a bunch of kids grill me about my abortion and it was great. Shout Your Abortion will be releasing a children’s book about abortion in 2020,” Bonow tweeted December 28, linking to a video of her defending abortion in conversations with children.
— Amelia Bonow (@ameliabonow) December 29, 2018
Bonow goes into detail about how she got pregnant, noting that her partner “wasn’t wearing a condom,” and describes in her own terms how an abortion works.
“You go to the doctor and they put this little straw inside of your cervix and then inside of your uterus, and then they just suck the pregnancy out. It was like a crappy dentist appointment or something. It was just like this is like a body thing that’s kind of uncomfortable, but then it was over, and I felt really just grateful that I wasn’t pregnant anymore,” she tells two young girls in the video.
“What do you think that God thinks about abortion?” she asks another kid in the video, who said that he believes God is “fine with it because there’s still babies being born.”
“I think it’s all part of God’s plan,” Bonow says in the video. She goes on to joke about the idea that some people “believe that life begins at conception.”
At one point, one of the kids asks Bonow if she at any point was “considering not doing it,” but Bonow responds that for her “it was like an instant feeling, like I was like I’m pregnant. OK, I’m having an abortion.”
She also suggested that the pro-life movement is “propaganda because often the people that say that don’t want to take care of people who have babies that they can’t afford and then are totally poor.”
“They want to deprive people of access to health care. I’m just like, that’s not—you guys aren’t pro life,” Bonow states.
She later responded to critics of the video by thanking “the anti-choice mob for sharing widely and exposing tens of thousands of conservative women who’ve had abortions to the fresh, seductive idea that they don’t have to hate themselves.”
The "Kids Meet Someone Who Had An Abortion" video now has over a million views. Huge thanks to the anti-choice mob for sharing widely & exposing tens of thousands of conservative women who've had abortions to the fresh, seductive idea that they don't have to hate themselves.
— Amelia Bonow (@ameliabonow) January 2, 2019
Bonow’s organization plans to release a children’s book on abortion in 2020, and has already released one book for adults titled “Shout Your Abortion.”
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Anthony Gockowski is managing editor of Battleground State News and The Minnesota Sun. Follow Anthony on Twitter. Email tips to [email protected].
Photo “Kids Meet Person who has had an Abortion” by Hiho Kids.