Animated short film recounts sonographer’s horrific experience with abortion

Pro-life organization CHOICE42 has released an evocative new video with LOOR.TV depicting the horrors of abortion. Titled “The Procedure,” the animated short film, which is based on a true story, describes the experience of a hospital sonographer who unwittingly participated in an abortion.

Though it happened over 20 years ago, the man says that he is still haunted today by what he saw.


The video opens with a voiceover from the sonographer, who explains that he was unprepared for what was about to happen when he was called to bring his ultrasound machine to the operating room. “I had no idea what I was walking into,” he says ominously.

After walking into the room, he was ordered to place his ultrasound equipment on the patient’s pelvis, which is when he realized that she was pregnant. “She was in her second trimester, so I easily determined the gender of her baby, a little girl,” he says.

He describes in great detail what followed — the gruesome abortion procedure:

Stunned, I watched the doctor thrust a catheter into the amniotic sac. The fetus dodged the catheter and tried to hide in the top of her mother’s uterus to get away. In horror, I watched as he [the abortionist] inserted a forceps clamp and grabbed her tiny leg. She writhed around in pain trying to break free, but there was nowhere for her to go. Then the doctor pulled hard until her leg ripped away from her body.

She recoiled and violently twisted around in pain and curled herself into a tight ball. But it was no use. The clamp grabbed her arm and she struggled to pull away. Her movements weakened now because she was dying. He pulled her arm off of her body. My vision blurred. My eyes filled with tears.

The voiceover goes on to describe the abortionist using the clamp to tear off the preborn child’s other leg. “By then her heartbeat had slowed significantly, but she was still alive,” the sonographer notes. He explains how the abortionist tore the last limb from the baby before she died. Afterward, all of her body parts were removed from her mother and reassembled, to ensure that none were left behind.

The sonographer explains that after he was dismissed from the room, he immediately went into the locker room and vomited. He quit his job shortly afterward. “I told my boss I would never again participate in that type of procedure,” he says. “I was having nightmares and could not escape the memory of what I had witnessed. I would never again assist in the murder of a child. It was over 20 years ago, but it’s just as vivid in my mind today as the day it happened.”

As the video ends, the man notes that sadly, babies are still brutally murdered this way each and every day. He remorsefully apologizes to the little girl for the role he played in her death.

In a release, CHOICE42 notes that the short features the voiceover talent of Kevin Sorbo (“Hercules,” “God’s Not Dead”), with original music by Aaron Fullan. It was written and directed by Laura Klassen of CHOICE42.

The procedure the video describes is a dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortion. As the film notes, the brutal abortion method is a routine second-trimester procedure. Sadly, few people realize the gruesome and horrific way in which these preborn children are being killed in the womb.

Short films like this one are an indispensable tool in the fight for life — when people learn the brutality of abortion from eyewitnesses, minds and hearts can change and lives can be saved.

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