Woman "Demystifies" Abortion Live on Twitter, YouTube

by VR Sreeraman on  February 27, 2010 at 5:38 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
A woman took to her Twitter page to tell all about the abortion she was going through - step by step.

Angie Jackson, 27, wanted to "demystify" abortion, and so shared it on Twitter, YouTube and her personal blog.

"I'm doing this so other women know, 'Hey, it's not nearly as terrifying as I had myself worked up thinking it was.' It's just not that bad," the New York Daily News quoted Jackson as saying on her YouTube video.

The whole incident had started on February 13, when she discovered that her IUD, a contraceptive device placed in the uterus, failed.

According to, Jackson, who has a four-year-old son with special needs, decided to terminate the pregnancy.

"I had made a decision when my son was born to try to not get pregnant again, and if that failed I'd planned that I would get an abortion if I needed one," she revealed.

She went to her local Planned Parenthood in Tampa, Fla., to get RU-486, commonly known as the abortion pill.

She started chronicling the experience on Twitter under the username "antitheistangie."

"Cramps are getting a bit more persistent," Jackson typed.

A few hours later, her status changed to "Definitely bleeding now".

Jackson's following has doubled from 800 since she first tweeted the news of her pregnancy, but not everyone is happy with her openness.

Not only has she been criticized for being a "whore" who "can't keep her legs closed", but Jackson and her family have received threats as well.

"I've just been astonished by the level of hatred and death threats and threats of violence against my son. It's been a very ugly side of people to see," she told Web site The Frisky.

The Family Research Council published a blog entry calling Jackson's decision a "tragedy".

"Supporting her decision to abort her baby unintentionally does a grave injustice to Angie, her unborn child, her son and even her boyfriend," wrote FRC director Jeanne Monahan.

"Abortion kills one person and wounds at least one additional person," she stated.

Still, Jackson is not letting the critics affect her.

"I'm not trying to ignite a culture war. I'm just offering one person's personal experience and true story," she added.

Source: ANI

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