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#ShoutYourAbortion Spawns Viral Death Debate

09-23-2015
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The shocking hashtag #ShoutYourAbortion went viral on Twitter Tuesday, prompting a flood of emotionally charged responses from both sides of the abortion debate.

Several women claim to be founders of the movement, one of whom who wrote a profanity-laced, sexually explicit, and graphic depiction of her abortion in Salon, saying her abortion made her happy.

Left-wing Twitterers turned her #ShoutYourAbortion hashtag into a pro-abortion celebration that lit up Twitter with endless rants about the merits of abortion and why women are better off because of it.

Pro-life Twitterers responded in many different ways, some women talking about how they're glad they chose life for their baby.

Many other tweets were very confrontational, focusing on how abortion on demand has turned America into a culture of death, comparing it to the genocide committeed during the Holocaust, and even condemning women for killing their babies.

Still others raised important issues surrounding the abortion debate, talking about personal sexual responsibility, and saying abortion victimizes women because analysis shows a majority of women feel pressured into ending the life of their unborn baby.

This CBN News producer responded to the debate through Twitter @BenGillCBN, by encouraging pregnant women to #ChooseLife and consider adoption instead of abortion.

That response received over 500 retweets and more than 900 favorites. While the tweet was intended to be constructive, it evoked a flood of negative accusations and profane attacks.

Dozens of "pro-choice" people rejected the adoption choice, arguing there are so many kids in foster care already. Others just resorted to name calling, trying to shout down @BenGillCBN, claiming "white men" are not allowed to have a voice on this issue.

Click play to hear @BenGillCBN's response to their attacks.

For the record, here's what the tweet stated: "Please don't #ShoutYourAbortion, there are thousands of couples waiting for a chance to adopt your baby. #ChooseLife, you won't regret it."

It was just one of numerous pro-adoption tweets that countered #ShoutYourAbortion, many using a new viral hashtag, #ShoutYourAdoption.

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