The documentary, “No Easy Decision”, is a startling reality check. Even more surprising, it comes from pro-choice, Planned Parenthood supporter MTV.
What MTV has unwittingly done with this show is bolster the pro-life arguments against abortion, particularly with regard to the pushy and dishonest methods used by Planned Parenthood “counselors”.
Despite the program’s clear “pro-choice” bent, it presented a raw display of Markai’s agony as she felt increasingly trapped into accepting the abortion. “I knew that abortion was, like, out there, I just never thought it would have been the option for me,” Markai says at first, and vents to her friend that “I’m in love with this baby already.”
“We made the decision but, like, I wonder if we could have made a better [one],” she says after the procedure.
At one point the young woman tells her boyfriend James that the abortion counselor has advised her to think of the baby “as what it is, nothing but a little ball of cells, which is true.” But when James reminds her that he had already suggested referring to the baby as a “thing,” she becomes irritated, saying he doesn’t understand the matter from a woman’s perspective.
Markai’s baby was at about six or seven weeks gestation, at which time a head, heart, rudimentary spinal cord, and limb buds would have formed.
Not to put too fine a point on it, but here’s a portion of the transcript from the show where the “counselor” tells her what to think.
“Don’t think of it as ten fingers and ten toes with a forehead and all that stuff. Because if you think of it like that, you’re going to be depressed. Think of it as what it is – a little ball of cells.”
And, as if that weren’t enough, her cad of a boyfriend jumps in with
“I told you that from the get go…I never called that thing a baby. Because I told you not to even think of it as a baby.”
to which she rightly responded
“Call that thing a baby. Alright, exactly what it is. A thing…A thing can turn out like that [pointing to their first, living child]….nothing but a bunch of cells can turn out to be her.”
It’s amazing to me that the interviews with the other abortion victims were allowed to air, for they contain some damning criticisms of the way abortion counseling is allowed to be carried out.
Two other post-abortive women joined Markai in the interview segment to share their perspective. One of them, Katie, claims she did not experience “negative feelings” after her abortion, but bursts into tears when she describes how her baby nephew reminds her of her own pregnancy. The women all appear to agree with Katie when she says that the abortion was “a parenting choice” because “I acknowledged it as a baby.”
“Before one of my abortions, Planned Parenthood told me that my baby was ‘just a clump of cells.’ Decades later, this beautiful young mother was told the same lie.”
But we don’t need MTV or even pro-lifers to expose the murderous intents of Planned Parenthood. In the now immortal words of founder Margaret Sanger:
“We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,” she said, “if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”
- 5 Facts From Markai Durham’s ‘No Easy Decision’ Abortion Special (crushable.com)
- The Truth About Abortion (triptbishop.blogspot.com)