Monday, July 15, 2013

This is barely satire: Kids squirm through abortion video

Someone posted this on my facebook stream. A little old, but still relevant.

8th-Grade Health Class Squirms Throughout Entire Screening Of 'Miracle Of Abortion'

During the video’s first 20 minutes, as the patient and various surgical tools were prepped for the procedure, the only noise reportedly made by the students was the sound of anxious fidgeting as they repositioned themselves in their seats. While many grew red in the face and giggled audibly at the first sight of the woman’s genitals, the chuckles are said to have quickly turned into gasps and groans of revulsion as the film approached its climactic scene of embryo evacuation.

Class members confirmed that ever since the sixth grade, the inevitable prospect of watching The Miracle Of Abortion had filled them with a sense of dread and nervous anticipation, as they had heard disturbing, yet intriguing, tales from older students about the highly graphic nature of the video, including ominous mentions of placentas, speculums, and an electric pump.

According to reports, the level of anxiety in Mrs. Flannery’s class began rising earlier this week when students began a sex-education unit on unwanted pregnancy. Later, after watching the video, the eighth-graders unanimously agreed that the simple line drawings in the “Abortion” chapter of their health class textbook had not prepared them for the real footage and graphic scenes depicted in the film.


“Every year, there’s a lot of uneasiness when I show this video,” Flannery said. “I recognize it’s uncomfortable for kids their age to watch, but as they start to become aware of their own sexuality, it’s important they see what actually happens to the female body during abortion.”

“They’re going to have to learn about it some time,” Flannery continued. “And while they may find abortion unpleasant now, I always assure them that when they become sexually active adults and start thinking more about their own lives and children, they’ll realize what a true miracle it is.”

The thing is, abortion advocates don't care one whit if you know or not what's going on in your body.

I'm always amazed when I mentally compare  the run-down I got for my laser eye surgery, and how women are often completely ignorant of what occurs during an abortion.

I mean I didn't want to know what was going to happen, but squeamish as I was, they wouldn't let me sign the consent papers until I was fully aware of the procedure.

I wish all sex ed advocates were as bluntly honest as this satirical one.