The Truth Of Abortion Is In The Eye of the Beholder

Caption: Baby at 6-weeks of development

An American photographer, who is calling herself “Jane Young”, is claiming to have taken pictures of her abortion at six weeks and posted them online. I have a few things to say about this.

By her own admission, “Jane Young” is trying to justify her decision to abort her baby by showing pictures of the jar holding the remains of her unplanned pregnancy. Is she comforted by the fact that she can’t see arms, legs, a torso, a head? Maybe she is relieved, but I don’t think she has found the comfort she sought.

In her own words Jane writes,

My intention in documenting and sharing my abortion is to demystify the sensationalist images propagated by the religious and political right on this matter. The perverse use of lifeless fetus photographs are a propaganda tool in the prolife/prochoice debate in which women and their bodies are used as pawns to push a cultural, political, and religious agenda in the United States.
At 6 weeks of pregnancy, my abortion looked very different than the images I saw when I entered the clinic that day.”

Of course Jane, the images the pro-lifers had on display were probably not of a six week aborted fetus.  My guess, they were much later in gestation. The fact being that most abortions are done at 12 weeks or later.  In fact, after your abortion, the collection jar you displayed would have been taken into another room where a clinic worker’s job would be to sift through the bloody remains to identify the parts of your baby. Hence your photo display of your abortion is not complete.  My question is why did the clinic do a surgical abortion at 6 weeks?  The usual protocol would have been an RU486 abortion.

Jane was driven by an ideological impulse to help other women who have made, or will make, the same choice, but she has not been completely honest. Most abortions are done in the first trimester, but later than six weeks. It’s actually a little unusual these days for a woman to have a surgical abortion at six weeks; usually at this stage, it’s a chemical abortion. Had Jane Young taken RU 486, she likely would have seen the fetal remains in her bathroom. Would that have been a comfort to her?  I think not.  No matter what you try to say or do, abortion is not good medicine nor good reproductive health for women.  It stops the woman’s body from doing what it is naturally supposed to do.  In fact, all surgeries help people to correct something their bodies are not doing correctly, except of course abortion.

If you want to see Jane Young’s site for yourself, go to Please think about leaving a pro-life comment there, although chances are it will never be posted.

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6 Responses to “The Truth Of Abortion Is In The Eye of the Beholder”

  1. Mary says:

    I saw this website yesterday and I read through all of the comments. Comment after comment of people praising her for her “bravery.” The worst one, though, was a comment by Jane Young herself. She made a comment that she had to delete some hateful comments that people had posted. One example she cited was someone saying they would pray for her. She called this “expressing fanaticism” and that she would have none of that on her site. Clearly, she only wants comments of people praising her for both her abortion and her choice in publicizing it.

    So since I won’t be able to put this on her website, I’ll write here that I’m praying for her here.

  2. Steve Golem says:

    All life is unique and as such needs protection.

    The Creator surely must be pro life. Just look all the life that exists on our marvelous planet!

  3. Is she comforted by the fact that she can’t see arms, legs, a torso, a head? Maybe she is relieved, but I don’t think she has found the comfort she sought.

  4. Linda Murphy says:

    This issue is something I am trying to get across to my sister and niece; it is murder which is against the law, man’s law…women do not have guppies, kittens, puppies or tadpoles. Women have babies, human babies the way nature intended. I stayed away from it being God’s law and that each creature us made of its own kind. It’s is also sad that people who are told they have a big heart, the abortion issue shows just how shallow they really are, in thought and morals.

  5. John 8:44
    “You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”

    It is with your own judgment that you will be judged.

    Wicked are those who steal personal freedom from women. Like a thief in the night you slink, doing your work in secret. The Father see’s your works and knows that you are evil, that your heart is hardened. Our Father will seek you, like a thief in the night. He will take from you your robe and cast you out. You will be naked in the street and all who look upon you will revile you.

    Freedom is never free and our merciful Father will seek out those who would use his name to further their immoral agenda.

    Women’s lives matter!
    Keep abortion legal!

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