Emily, who was about 2 months pregnant, said she could have swallowed an abortion pill instead of going in for surgery, but wanted to do the one that women were most afraid of. "I wanted to show it wasn’t scary - and that there is such a thing as a positive abortion story. It’s my story."
In the three minutes video, Emily is seen being wheeled into the operating theater before being filmed from the waist up as doctors remove the embryo from her womb. She remains awake throughout the procedure, numbed only by local anesthetic. After the procedure is over, Emily excitedly says 'I'm done. Yay!'
The video has disgusted many people, especially pro-life campaigners who are asking her bosses at the Cherry Hill Women's Center in New Jersey to sack her.