Woman sparks outrage after using Twitter to chronicle abortion

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  • An American woman has recieved death threats after deciding to publish her experience of taking the abortion pill on the internet

    A woman has caused outrage after sharing graphic details of her abortion with the world via Twitter, You Tube and her personal blog.

    Angie Jackson, 27, claims she wanted to ‘demystify’ abortion for other women. She has since received death threats and been condemned by anti-abortion activists for her account of taking a pill to terminate her pregnancy.

    During one of her You Tube videos, The New York Daily News quotes her as saying: ‘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 accidentally became pregnant in February after her IUD contraceptive device failed. After experiencing a life-threatening first pregnancy with her now four-year-old son, she decided not to have a second child.

    ‘I had made my decision when my son was born to try not to get pregnant again, and if that failed I’d planned to get an abortion if I needed one,’ she said. Doctors gave her the RU-486 drug, better known as the abortion pill.

    Jackson told ABCNews.com that she didn’t think twice about sharing her experience with online friends, and needed their support now more than ever.

    ‘Cramps are getting a bit more persistent,’ she wrote on Twitter. A few hours later, her status changed to ‘Definitely bleeding now.’

    Since Jackson first tweeted the news of her pregnancy, her following has doubled to 800. ‘I don’t feel like I am doing anything different,’ she says. ‘But now I have people calling me a killer, it’s surreal.’

    The Family Research Council, which defends ‘faith, family and freedom’, has since published a blog that calls Jackson’s decision a ‘tragedy’.


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