Woman tweets her live abortion!

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“I’m doing this to de-mystify abortion,” she says. “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.”



These are the words of Angie Jackson, a blogger and mother of a 4-year-old son. Her IUD birth control failed; she is four weeks pregnant and writing about her abortion on YouTube, her personal blog, and on Twitter under the hashtag #livetweetingabortion.



Last Thursday, Jackson visited a Planned Parenthood where her doctor gave her the first dose of RU-486, the abortion pill. (Note: The abortion pill is not the same as the morning-after pill.) She had to take four more pills — swallowing two and letting two others dissolve in her mouth—on Friday and Saturday.



She hasn’t taken to her various media platforms to show the graphic parts of her abortion. Instead, Jackson is chronicling how her abortion feels physically and emotionally — as she puts it on YouTube, “It’s just not that bad.” It’s almost like guerilla sex ed.



Read the entire article here- http://www.thefrisky.com/post/246-im-liv...



What do you think? Is Angie helping other women by live-tweeting this personal time in her life? Is it too much information to be sharing with the public?

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Kelly - posted on 03/11/2010

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This is absolutely repulsive for many reasons. I don't think her reasoning for blogging, tweeting, and posting youtube videos is true. I think she is a self absorbed media whore. I watched her youtube video, and she is in it for shock value, nothing more. She describes her unborn baby as a "squatter", a "parisite", and a "tumor" in her tweets. When people use those words to describe the homeless, people on welfare, or anyone else, they are chastized till the cows came home. Why should it be ok to describe an unborn baby this way? All she has done is show how ugly she is, both inside and out. I understand that for some women, abortion is the only answer in their minds. I personally could NEVER have one, but I am not going to go around and judge the average woman who does. That is not my place. This woman however, has put herself out there, under the pretences of helping other women. I think that is a load of shit. All she has done is put a darker cloud around those who choose abortion, and for that matter athiests. She stated that because of health reasons, she NEVER wanted to have kids again. Why then didn't she get sterilized? I am sorry, but the way this woman values life is absolutely pitiful. I feel sorry for her son, and the dumb shit that chooses to be her boyfriend.

Ez - posted on 03/11/2010

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I am vehemently pro-choice, but this woman is a disgrace. I agree with Kelly in that the language she uses to refer to her foetus is revolting. She may well have valid reasons for wanting/needing to terminate the pregnancy, but her approach to the whole ordeal is just foul.

Johnny - posted on 03/11/2010

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I am pro-choice.

But I think that this woman is showing complete and total disrespect for her family and other women who get abortions. Talk about insensitive and narcissist. This make me a bit sick to my stomach. Abortion should never ever be taken lightly in my opinion, it is one of the most serious, life altering decisions that could ever be made. I support a woman's right to choose completely, but I strongly disagree with ever promoting or advertising abortion. This is unconscionable behavior.

Jess - posted on 03/13/2010

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I certainly wasn't out to start a debate... I just thought it best to acknowledge that I know most people will disagree and thats ok, I know im the vast minorory in this situation and not PC, in not being pro choice !

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D-U-M-B media attention seeking twit! I am pro-choice and believe abortion is a private matter between a woman, her doctor, and if possible, her partner. An abortion should NOT be made into a public spectacle and downplayed. "It's not so bad" may describe getting a cavity filled or something along the lines of that. An abortion is an emotional ordeal and to publicize it makes me thing the twit had another agenda.

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Kimberly - posted on 03/12/2010

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I barely had to read this and got tears in my eyes. No doubt this woman is heartless. Period. But that's just my opinion. I won't even get started on my evident opinion on abortion...it's the one subject I cannot even begin to understand why someone would think it was right--in any case. And this woman tweets about it?! Are you kidding me?!

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This wasn't supposed to be an abortion debate Jess......from what I've read EVERYONE seems to be appauled by this woman's tactics pro-choice or not! Thanks for sharing though........I just think that abortion has been debated to death!?

Jess - posted on 03/12/2010

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So this comment probably wont be popular.... but Im not pro-choice. So that alone makes me fully against what this women did in regards to tweeting about it. No P.C from me !!!

But getting back to being not pro-choice. Obviously excluding situations of rape. I believe that if your big enough to have sex your big enough to deal with the consequences. Its like standing in the middle of the road and hoping not to get hit by a car.... you know it might happen, but you do it anyway. No contraception is 100%

Its another person's life, and no one has the right to say your not worth living for no other reason than because they don't want you to..... (obviously the "you" in that statement reffers to the unborn child).

This woman already has a child, so its clear she is capable of giving birth. Some people don't deserve the blessings they have been given. My daughter wasn't "planned" but she was ineventable, I mean we weren't trying not to get pregnant. I didn't run and get an abortion because it wasn't a good time for me.... and I was 21 and mature enough to step up ! I love my daughter she is the best thing that ever came into my life. It makes me so sad that women can be so selfish.

Sunny - posted on 03/11/2010

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Yuck! This makes me feel a bit sick and i am pro choice but putting it on twitter? Where is she from? In Oz they push for grief counseling, ect i cant see someone doing it and not getting the attention of the medical world. I have taken the morning after pill, years ago after a condom broke and i felt so awful, there was no way i was telling anyone let alone broad casting it for the world. It amazes me the lengths some people will go to for their 5 minutes of fame!

Patricia: They have had people showing others how to use and take drugs 'safely' I saw it on the news over here last year!

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I think it's TMI. But I also feel that way about that woman who broadcasted her child's birth and about people who Tweet and blog about their sex lives. It just seems strange.

Cynthia - posted on 03/11/2010

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I have to agree with you all on this one. I think her reasons for doing this are all wrong. My position on abortion has no effect on my views on this terrible 'media - whore' lol. She needs to grow up and find something better to do with her time.

Patricia - posted on 03/11/2010

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Wow, what's next? Showing people the proper way to use a drug? Are you kidding me?
I agree Sara...way over the line.

Tah - posted on 03/11/2010

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wth..am i on glue..you know, i wish i was...because if this the reality of what people do online than i would love to escape to elmer land for a few...Ya know what..i have a hair appointment, i can't go there right now...

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I just want to be clear.......these are not my words nor do they necessarily reflect my opinion! I copied and pasted this post from another community! Thanks for ur comments!

Esther - posted on 03/11/2010

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I agree completely with Sara & Kelly. Abortion shouldn't be glamorized or the seriousness of it downplayed. Abortion should be a last resort. I am firmly pro-choice, but I would love to live in a world where nobody ever felt a need to have one.

Sara - posted on 03/11/2010

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I'ms orry, but I don't think stunts like that help to promote women's right to chose, it only serves to reinforce the stereotype of women who chose to have abortions. Personally, I think this is way over the line.

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