An original video published by Western Journalism seeks to go to the heart of the abortion divide by providing a different perspective on the human cost involved.
The nation marked the 43rd anniversary of the controversial Roe v. Wade decision last Friday. Thousands braved winter storm warnings and blustery weather in Washington, D.C., to make the point, once again, that the lives of the unborn deserve protection.
In the video, entitled Not Everyone Has A Choice, the viewer sees a heart monitor and hears the voice of a young child as a lullaby plays in the background.
“Hi mommy, it’s me. Are you checking on me again?,” a little girl inside the womb innocently asks. “I’ve grown since you saw me last. I can wiggle my fingers.”
The sounds of a doctor’s office can be heard.
The child’s voice becomes a little fearful, when she realizes this doctor’s visit feels different than the others.
“You seem nervous. Is something wrong? Are you mad at me?,” the girl wonders. “I don’t like what’s going on. Don’t let them hurt me,” she says.
“Why is this happening? Help me mommy! Stop!,” the girl pleads, as her heart rate goes up rapidly.
Soon, thereafter the video comes to an end.
The video’s creator informed Western Journalism the child’s voice heard in it was recorded at different times, in mixed segments, so the little girl did not know the story she was telling
“I think this video is important to watch and share with your friends, because it’s talking about a subject in our culture that is hard to talk about,” said Liftable Media CEO Patrick Brown. “It’s hard to watch, but there have been more than 50 million abortions since Roe v. Wade and those are people who were not able to live their lives.”
Brown also noted the goal of Liftable Media (Western Journalism’s parent company) is to “promote positive cultural change.”
As reported by Western Journalism, Pensacola OB/GYN Dr. William Lile travels the country informing people what exactly is involved in abortions. Lile purchased an abortion practice in his area 16 years ago and closed it. He now uses the instruments from the facility to demonstrate just how the procedures are performed.
Among other illustrations, the doctor brings an abortion machine, which is about the size of dishwasher to his talks. He hooks the suction tube of the machine to an empty steel can of paint thinner to demonstrate the incredible force it uses to remove unborn babies from the womb.
In addition to the abortion machine illustration, Lile incorporates video and ultrasound images into his program. “A lot of people just do not realize how well developed the baby is on the inside. So we’ll show them videos and ultrasounds of the baby’s heart beating 28 days after conception,” the doctor said.
Lile also said he sees great hope in the youth. “The group I have the most hope in as far as really changing hearts and minds here in the United States are the kids. They are visual learners … They can see the heart beating 28 days after conception. They can see the fingers moving. They no longer believe that it’s just an inanimate blob of tissue.”