Abortion activist to release ‘children’s book about abortion’
January 15, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Alongside the release of a controversial video discussing abortion with children, “Shout Your Abortion” founder Amelia Bonow has announced that she also has a “children’s book about abortion” in the works.
On December 28, Bonow appeared in the video “Kids Meet Someone Who’s Had an Abortion,” talking to children about their preconceived notions about abortion and “edifying” them with her own experience.
“You go to the doctor, and they put this little straw inside of your cervix, and then inside of your uterus, and then they just suck the pregnancy out,” she tells one girl. “I felt really just grateful that I wasn’t pregnant anymore.” Bonow also tells children abortion is “all part of God’s plan” and that people who disagree are “anti-choice” instead of “pro-life.”
The video received widespread condemnation, but Bonow took to Twitter to declare “it was great” and reveal she’s working on a pro-abortion book, also directed at children, for release next year.
She did not reveal any further details about the project, but has taken a dismissive and sometimes vulgar tone in response to the criticism she’s received, ignoring any suggestion that she was misinforming children or that they were too young to engage in an abortion conversation.
The "Kids Meet Someone Who Had An Abortion" video now has over a million views. Huge thanks to the anti-choice mob for sharing widely & exposing tens of thousands of conservative women who've had abortions to the fresh, seductive idea that they don't have to hate themselves.— Amelia Bonow (@ameliabonow) January 2, 2019
100% of the people who threaten to kill me are Christians— Amelia Bonow (@ameliabonow) January 2, 2019
Replies to her announcement were once again overwhelmingly negative, with one respondent satirically predicting all of the chapter titles:
Chapter 2: If Your Mom Gave You This Book, You Have An Older Brother or Sister You Never Met— zone of danger (@mr_bovine_jonie) January 2, 2019
Chapter 4: Adoption: If I Don't Want You, Nobody Does— zone of danger (@mr_bovine_jonie) January 2, 2019
Chapter 6: Faith (in nothing) Over Science— zone of danger (@mr_bovine_jonie) January 2, 2019
And Finally, the cover: pic.twitter.com/CQdmStSb4H— zone of danger (@mr_bovine_jonie) January 2, 2019
Shout Your Abortion was founded in 2015 on the notion that pro-lifers are simply ignorant of the experiences and perspectives of women who have abortions, and that publicizing “positive” abortion stories would turn the tide for “choice.” In fact, similar pro-abortion projects have been tried for years with little impact on majority opposition to most abortions, because pro-lifers believe the preborn are the party really being ignored in the abortion debate.
Pro-lifers, meanwhile, have collected many personal stories of women who regret their abortions, via groups such as Silent No More and Rachel’s Vineyard, only for abortion advocates to deride abortion regret as a myth.
In September, Shout Your Abortion came under fire for using a pro-life young woman’s photo without her permission as the header image for an article by a woman who claimed to have aborted three babies by age 23.
Bonow’s book won’t be the first pro-abortion children’s book; Live Action’s Cassy Fiano-Chesser notes that Mary Walling Blackburn released a free e-book in 2015 “in which parents choose to abort a preborn child, and the surviving sibling is told that she is a ‘happy ghost.’”