A video of young women celebrating as they document a trip to Planned Parenthood for an abortion is going viral for its shock value, as the girls are seen laughing, dancing, and even fist-pumping in the waiting room of the clinic before taking the camera into the procedure room.
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The clip, uploaded to social media site TikTok, has been widely shared. Lila Rose, founder and president of pro-life advocacy group Live Action, posted the video to Twitter on Thursday, reporting that it had already racked up more than 4 million views.
Rose — whose organization's pro-life advertising has been banned by Twitter in the past — pointed out that the video violated "countless Community Guidelines" before adding:
"Our ability to be cruel is endless. When society celebrates abortion, should we be surprised to see this kind of cruelty? My heart breaks for this little helpless baby, killed on camera, his young mother joking about it. And it breaks for her, who will live with this all her life."
The video begins with the caption, "Abortion time! TAKE 2," and two young women are seen getting ready, while laughter can be heard in the background. The footage then cuts to the young women parked in front of a Planned Parenthood clinic as the apparent patient laughs in the passenger seat.
Once inside, two people can be seen in the waiting room holding hands, appearing somber, with a caption that reads, "There's two abortion moods." The subject of the video is then seen fist-pumping and dancing and appears to be in the same waiting room.
The final scene shows the young woman in an exam room, feet elevated in apparent preparation for a procedure. A close-up of the screen showing an ultrasound is the last image the viewer is left with.