Keep in mind live tweeting the abortion by RU-486 was supposed to normalize the procedure and make all of us feel so super duper comfortable with it.
By the end, they’re agonizing to read, forget about actually experiencing the ordeal.
Initially I just thought the whole thing was sad but was prepared to say this woman live tweeting her abortion ain’t my target audience and let it go.
But reading Jill Stanek’s post makes the point loud and clear: if this is how an abortion-activist experiences RU-486 (she was totally non-chalant about it at the start) then how much worse for the rest of us?
Jill Stanek is right:
But the first rule of demystifying is one must herself be demystified before attempting to demystify. If not, the demystifying process may not go as anticipated, which is what happened in Jackson’s case. Only because Angie decided to live tweet her RU-486 abortion did we learn in actuality it’s a long, drawn out, painful process. For that reason I thought Angie’s exposé was a worthwhile educational experience for us all.
Educational, yes. For me too.by