Angie Jackson is using YouTube, Twitter, etc. to chronicle her abortion experience using the abortion drug RU-486 so that women won't fear such abortions.
-- From "Angie Jackson Live-Tweets Her Abortion on Twitter" by Emily Friedman, ABC News 2/25/10
The posts, which have drawn outrage from abortion opponents online, can be graphic.
"Cramps are getting a bit more persistent," Jackson typed into Twitter on Feb. 21 under her username "antitheistangie."
A few hours later she posted, "Definitely bleeding now."
Already the mother of a 4-year-old son with special needs, Jackson, who lives in Tampa, Fla., with her boyfriend, said that after a difficult and life-threatening first pregnancy her doctors advised her to not get pregnant again.
She found out she was pregnant Feb. 13, a little more than three weeks after she conceived, early enough that she could choose RU-486 rather than a surgical abortion to terminate the pregnancy
"Emotionally, for me, doing this in the open and having the support of my friends has made this immeasurably easier," said Jackson. "This has made me feel like it is an unfortunate experience but not something by which I have to define myself or my life by."
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