For Immediate Release
June 14, 2022
VP, External Relations, Live Action
Powerful New Videos Change Minds From Pro-Abortion to Pro-Life
Live Action Exposes Abortion Procedures in “What Is Abortion?”
Washington, D.C. – Live Action, one of the nation’s leading human rights organizations, today releases a groundbreaking video series, featuring the world’s most medically accurate, animated depictions of prevalent abortion procedures from the people who actually committed them. The four-part series, titled “What Is Abortion?” has board-certified obstetrician-gynecologists and former abortionists explaining each procedure in detail.
Live Action’s Founder and President, Lila Rose, said this about the new videos: “Abortion is not medicine. Abortion is killing. And abortion is gruesome. Using medically accurate depictions provided by doctors with decades of experience, the ‘What Is Abortion?’ series does a remarkable job correcting pro-abortion misinformation and presenting the truth about how abortion harms women and violently kills children. By providing a raw look at the brutality committed against our most vulnerable, the ‘What Is Abortion?’ series is the key to shifting public opinion and ending abortion in America.”
Per an independent research firm that polled a sample of the United States population; after watching the videos on WhatIsAbortion.com:
- 46% of pro-choice women viewed abortion more negatively
- 19% of pro-choice women said abortion should never be legal
- The percentage of survey respondents who selected “Abortion should never be allowed” went from 25% to 46%, an 84% increase.
Live Action spent the last year developing this campaign, carefully crafting each script for medical accuracy and working with world-class artists to share the truth through animation. Information presented in the videos is backed by peer-reviewed medical journals and has been developed and reviewed by practicing OB/GYNs, medical professionals, and former abortionists.
Dr. Noreen Johnson explains a chemical abortion by using the abortion pill. Dr. Beverly McMillian explains a suction D&C, which occurs in the first trimester. Dr. Kathi Aultman explains a suction D&E, which occurs in the second trimester. Dr. Patti Giebink explains an induction abortion, which occurs in the third trimester. These former abortionists have a combined 140 years of experience in their field and have collectively committed thousands of abortions.
About the series, Dr. McMillian said: “Recognizing the humanity of the preborn child is what ultimately got me out of this awful industry. I knew it, but I never truly saw it, until it just clicked. As we come upon the potential reversal of Roe, I’m more committed than ever to sharing the truth about abortion. Although overturning Roe is necessary, it’s not what’s going to end abortion. It’s convincing one person at a time that will finally end this national tragedy. That’s what these videos can do.”
This unique window into the womb dispels the myth that abortions remove ”clumps of cells,” and instead shows that they kill real children who have beating hearts at just 3 1/2 weeks after conception.
Rose continued: “When people learn, they change. When they see the gruesome torture endured during an abortion, where a baby’s limbs are torn off, their skulls crushed, and lethal injections are given, opinions change. Millions of people will watch these videos this year. Millions will confront the truth about abortion and become more pro-life. This critical content is a vital step towards creating a culture that is safer for families and embraces authentic justice for us all.”
You can view and share all four videos at WhatIsAbortion.com. Live Action will also make the videos available to pro-life organizations, churches, schools, community activists, and other groups to distribute.
About Lila Rose & Live Action – Lila Rose founded and serves as president of Live Action. Live Action is a 501(c)3 human rights non-profit and the digital leader of the global pro-life movement. Live Action exists today to shift public opinion on abortion and defend the rights of the most vulnerable. With over 5.6 million social media followers and 1.4 billion lifetime video views, Live Action reaches up to 100 million people per month – saving lives and transforming hearts, with 38% of surveyed followers saying Live Action’s content has changed their position on abortion. Through compelling educational media, human interest storytelling, investigative reporting and community activism, Live Action reveals the humanity of the preborn and exposes the abortion industry exploiting women and families for profit. Lila is also the author of ‘Fighting for Life: Becoming a Force for Change in a Wounded World. Find Lila on Twitter at @lilagracerose, and Instagram at @lilaroseofficial, and Facebook at @lilagracerose. Find out more at http://www.liveaction.org.