When People Learn, They Change: ‘I had no idea that’s how an abortion is performed’

When people learn the truth about abortion, their hearts and minds frequently begin to change from pro-choice to pro-life. Live Action’s Abortion Procedures videos have been vital in helping people learn the truth about how abortions are carried out.

During man on the street interviews in Times Square in late 2021, multiple people were shown a Live Action video of a D&E abortion procedure in which children in the second trimester are killed through dismemberment. Many individuals said they were pro-choice at the start of their interviews, but after watching the horrific animated video of the D&E procedure, they changed their minds and decided they were against abortion.



One woman being interviewed had originally said of abortion, “I don’t think it’s up for debate […] I feel like there’s other things that we could be focusing on right now. […] It’s an individual’s choice. If they want to do it, they do it. If they don’t, they don’t.”

After watching the video she had a change of heart. “Damn. I guess that’s what I could say. I think it’s — I feel like we didn’t do our research properly. I could say that about myself,” she said.

When asked about Mississippi’s Gestational Age Act restricting abortion to the first 15 weeks of pregnancy and whether abortion should be allowed after that point, she said, “I think abortion should not be allowed that late. I feel like that’s — after seeing that video I would probably say no.”

READ: Watch their minds change on abortion: ‘That’s like mutilation right there’

Another woman who said she was “pro-choice” watched the video and responded, “I think if that is a valid video of what really happens then that would probably change my viewpoint because it’s torture. Just torture. You’re torturing a living — I mean, I think it’s a living creature.”

A man who said he was okay with abortion for up to three months watched the video and said, “Just looking at that animation, I was getting sick. I really was. I had no idea that’s how an abortion is performed.” He added that the video “repulsed” him and that it changed his mind on abortion.

After watching the video, another woman stated, “I’m against it. Yeah, I’m completely against it. That looks too hurtful to a child. It almost broke my heart just to look at it.”

A man who said he was “on the fence” about abortion at the start of his interview changed his mind after watching the video. He said he would support the 15-week abortion ban, as did a woman who said she was personally pro-life. Another gentleman said the video changed his mind and now he doesn’t think abortion should ever be allowed, even in cases of a disability.

The abortion industry has worked to hide the truth of what abortion truly is by using lies to describe preborn children with beating hearts as “tissue” and “clumps of cells.” They have also dehumanized preborn humans by referring to them only as an “embryo” or “fetus” and have steered Americans away from the reality of abortion with terminology such as “ending a pregnancy” and “reproductive rights.”

Abortion kills living, innocent human beings, and when people learn the truth about fetal development and abortion procedures, they frequently change.

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