The magazine Teen Vogue stirred up a heap of controversy last week when it released an article titled “What to Get a Friend Post-Abortion.” In it, the magazine details what gifts you can get a friend who just underwent an abortion, such as a book of poems or a hat that says “grl pwr” on it.
But the Students for Life of America have decided to respond to Teen Vogue’s controversial article by putting a young 16 year old girl named Autumn in front of a camera, and letting her explain how Teen Vogue’s article was horrific.
“Since I am a teen, this was directed towards me, and I would like to respond,” says Autumn at the beginning of the video.
“The point of the article was to make the situation seem as light hearted and nonchalant as possible in order to convince girls my age that abortion is not big deal. We need to clarify one thing — abortion is a big deal,” she continued.
Autumn goes on to describe some of the gifts suggested by Teen Vogue, and wonders how some of them would actually be able to allow these girls who have been through something so traumatic, or how killing their baby is a good example of “girl power.”
“By the way, how many aborted babies have been girls?” asks Autumn. “What about their rights? When do girls begin to have power? And how powerful do you have to be to destroy the most helpless of people? To me, abortion seems like the opposite of girl power.”
“If you know someone who has had an abortion, don’t buy them a gag gift and disguise it as a celebration,” says Autumn. “Treat it for what it is. A terrible loss.”