By Samuel Smith
The co-founder of the “#ShoutYourAbortion” movement was featured on a popular YouTube channel for children telling kids that abortions are “part of God’s plan” and that they are much like going to the dentist.
Abortion activist Amelia Bonow fielded questions from children of various ages when she participated in an episode of “Kids Meet,” a program run by the Seattle-based HiHo Kids. Bonow was the star of an episode called “Kids Meet Someone Who Has Had an Abortion.”
In the episode, a child talking with Bonow in a one-on-one setting tells her that he wrote a paper on abortion in the fifth grade in which he surmised that abortion was acceptable as long as the person getting the abortion was not being “reckless.”
Bonow smirked at the thought of a potential restriction to abortion and questioned the kid’s belief.
“I don’t know. I just don’t agree,” she said. “Do we want people to just have all those babies?”As the kid shakes his head to indicate “no,” Bonow asks the child what should be done with all the babies that are being born instead of aborted. He answered with “adoption.”
But that response was not to the liking of Bonow.
“I feel like if I am forced to create life, I have lost the right to my own life,” responded Bonow. “I should be the one to decide if my body creates a life. Even if you are giving a kid up for adoption, you still like have a kid out there somewhere.”
Bonow questioned if the child was religious. When he said that he believed in God, she asked what he thinks is God’s view on abortion. The child reasoned that God supports abortion because there are plenty of other babies being born into the world.
The boy then asked Bonow what she believes God thinks about abortion.
“I think it is all part of God’s plan,” she stated.In another scene, Bonow is shown talking with two girls. One of them asks her: “what exactly do you do to have an abortion?”
“You go to the doctor and they put this little straw inside of your cervix, and then inside of your uterus and they just suck the pregnancy out. It was like a crappy dentist appointment or something. It was just like, blah — a body thing that was kind of uncomfortable but then it was over and I felt really just grateful that I wasn’t pregnant anymore.”In another scene, Bonow is shown talking with a boy and a girl on when life
Bonow explained that she believes that life begins at birth, while the teen boy goes on to compare a human fetus to a “sea cucumber.”
“It is not thinking, it is just living. It is like your arm is not capable of complex thought. Neither is a baby inside your womb,” the boy says.Bonow followed up by stating, “I like your take.”
In the video, Bonow admits that she had unprotected sex and aborted her child because she did not want to have a baby. She was asked if there ever was a point she was considering not getting an abortion.
“No. For me it was like an instant feeling. I was like, I am pregnant and I am having an abortion,” she said.Continue reading here