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Tampa Woman Live Blogs While Getting an Abortion

abortionA Tampa woman, who goes by the name Angie Jackson on several online communities, is not afraid of controversy. "Jackson" calls herself the "Gwen Stefani of atheism" on social networking sites like YouTube.

Recently, Jackson learned that her birth control had failed and, as a mother of a four-year-old son with special needs, she decided to terminate the pregnancy.

It happens every day, but few people make it a point to publicly share their experience. Last Thursday, Jackson went to a Planned Parenthood in Tampa and obtained RU-486, also known as the abortion pill. She decided to chronicle her experience in detail on her Twitter page, YouTube channel and personal blog.

“I’m doing this so other women know, ‘Hey, it’s not nearly as terrifying as I had myself worked up thinking it was.’ It’s just not that bad,” Jackson said on her YouTube video.

"I had made a decision when my son was born to try to not get pregnant again, and if that failed I'd planned that I would get an abortion if I needed one," Jackson told ABCNews.com.

Jackson says she's shocked at the negative response she's been getting. Backlash from online posts and even threats to her family.

“I’ve just been astonished by the level of hatred and death threats and threats of violence against my son. It’s been a very ugly side of people to see,” she is quoted as saying.

The Family Research Council published a blog entry calling Jackson’s decision a “tragedy.”

“Supporting her decision to abort her baby unintentionally does a grave injustice to Angie, her unborn child, her son and even her boyfriend,” wrote FRC director Jeanne Monahan. “Abortion kills one person and wounds at least one additional person.”

The video that started it all...

18 Responses »

  1. Hope she likes hot weather because she will burn for eternity.

  2. I salute Angie for her courage and willingness to talk about something most people are ashamed and afraid to discuss. To stand up to the kind of criticism and even death threats she's received takes incredible guts.

  3. I'm sorry, but this is a baby, and no matter what you say to make yourself feel better doesn't undo this life that was created. It's sad when people are so ignorant about when a baby becomes a baby, duh! When an egg and sperm unite you have a baby with nerves, veins, everything there in minute size but there; if it isn't a baby then why not just let that "thing" alone, let it take care of itself.

  4. I'm still trying to wrap my head around how the pregnancy happened. She's HIDEOUS.

    • " Jaime says:
      February 26, 2010 at 9:25 pmI’m still trying to wrap my head around how the pregnancy happened. She’s HIDEOUS."

      Whiskey. . .LOTS of whiskey. . .

  5. These are the same people who complain about welfare mothers and EBT programs. They want to judge and send to hell but are in denial about choices women have to make to survive. Their advice is not to have sex. Very common sense.

    • "Letty Juarez says:
      These are the same people who complain about welfare mothers and EBT programs".

      I also complain about Democrats ruining the nations economy, you don't see me justify euthanizing them. That's an entirely inhuman posture to take: I don't like them, they will make my life difficult, so I'll jab a scissor into their brain and eliminate them as a responsibility. I think Nazi Germany already used that explanation.

      Josef Mengele would be so proud of you.

  6. She made a decision at the time that her son was born that she would have an abortion if she ever got pregnant again, yet she decided to use birth control (never 100% effective) versus having her tubes tied. She made a conscience decision to use abortion as a means of birth control, and then trivialized it by turning it into her "15 minutes". Did she really think that people would NOT react in the way she's seeing? This is one of the most emotional issues in our society, and she has intentionally thrown gas on the fire.

  7. You may have aborted the person who had the cure for cancer or many other diseases. No matter what you call it, abortion is murder. You will never forget having the abortion. It will be on your conscience for the rest of your life. God be with you.

  8. I feel so sorry for you. I believe when you look back many years from now you will feel sorry as well!

  9. I just want to say that by stating in the first part of the video that this is not for publicity kinda makes it for publicity. I think people that pay attention to this crap need better things to do. I on the other hand have nothing better to do so I will judge her not for her abortion, but for her waste of a life and wasting peoples time.

  10. This women is using abortion solely as a means of birth control, by her actions she has probably done more damage to the pro-choice argument than anything the pro-life movement could come up with.

  11. The fact that she's an atheist reveals much about the pro-choice movement itself.

  12. I don't know what to say except that I am and will continue to pray for this young person and her child at least
    her murdered unborn child is with GOD. Please if there is anyone eles out there that thinks that this is the solution there are wonderful people who would adopt and love and care for a baby please please they are gifts from GOD if you can't care for them allow someone eles to.

  13. Babies aren't "gifts" from god. If they were there would be no such thing as adoption agencies. I applaud anyone who sets limits on how many kids they're going to have and sticks to those limits, no matter how many "gifts" they're given.

    • The issue here isn't whether or not abortion is moral, or if life begins at conception or any of the other arguments used in the pro-life/pro-choice debate. The issue here is that this woman made a decision before she got pregnant that she would use abortion as a means of birth control and that she trivialized it by turning it into a sideshow.

      For the record, I am pro-life. However, I can't ever remember hearing any of the pro-choice crowd saying that they thought abortion was merely a form of birth control. She has justified many of the arguments "against" legal abortion, but she did get her 15 minutes of fame.

  14. If someone will stick a scissors into a childs brain, they'll certainly soak up the attention by broadcasting it on whatever medium will do the broadcasting.

    Josef Mengele would be so proud.