A Conversation About Abortion With My Uber Driver

Like most Americans—and most women who chose to terminate a pregnancy—the 30-something Millennial who drove me home from a medical appointment was clueless about the horrifying details of how abortions are performed.

With a client list that includes some of Hollywood’s biggest motion picture studios, the 30-something Uber driver who gave me a ride home from a medical appointment searches-out locations to shoot scenes for feature-length films and other video productions.

When I asked what he thought about Georgia’s new heartbeat abortion law, he jumped in with both left feet, saying the law is stupid and will be a financial disaster for movie industry employees in Georgia because of threats by motion picture producers to boycott the state.

This is the brief conversation we had right before he pulled into my driveway:

Uber driver: “The law is so stupid, men trying to tell women what they can’t do with their own body.”

Me: “I used to be pro-choice too, until I found out what’s involved in having an abortion.”

Uber driver: “What do you mean?”

Me: “Do you know how abortions are performed?”

Uber driver: “Not really.”

Me: “Well, for example, in a second trimester surgical abortion, the abortion doctor uses what’s called a sopher clamp, a pliers-like instrument with serrated teeth on the business end. The abortion doctor uses the sopher clamp to probe inside the patient’s womb. When he feels something, he clamps down, pulls hard, and out comes an arm or a ….”

Before I could finish the sentence, my Uber driver raised his hand and pleaded, “Please, please. I don’t want to hear any more!”

Shocked by a gruesome fact he’d never heard, this ill-informed Millennial didn’t have the slightest clue of how horrifying abortion procedures are, especially in the second and third trimesters.

Like my Uber driver and most other Americans, most women who have an abortion are clueless about the violent means through which their unborn baby is killed. My guess is Planned Parenthood certainly doesn’t tell them. Should that horrifying information become widely known, the number of women opting for an abortion would likely plummet.

Courtesy of Democrats in Congress, Planned Parenthood receives a half-billion dollars a year of public funding. In 2019, the organization performed some 330,000 abortions. To get a visual of the magnitude of that number of killings, please click here to see a picture of a jam-packed Michigan Stadium, seating capacity 110,000. The number of people in the stands represents the equivalent number of unborn babies Planned Parenthood kills in just four months.

Last year, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a se/self-professed Catholic, cheered as House Democrats passed the most radical abortion bill in U.S. history. The proposed legislation, which would lift virtually all restrictions on abortion and prevent states from enacting even modest protections for unborn babies, would legalize partial birth abortion, a procedure that involves the decapitation and dismembering of babies inside the womb. And, yes, that’s exactly what is done.

In the interest of full disclosure to one of their most important identity politics voting blocs—women who dread an unwanted pregnancy—Democrats should demand that Planned Parenthood abortion clinics show every troubled young woman who comes through the door the video below of former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino describing the absolutely barbaric procedures carried out each year on hundreds of thousands of unlucky babies. The next time you look in a mirror, remind yourself how grateful you are that your mother chose life for you.

Please consider sharing this eye-opening video with your friend and on your social media list:

The original version of this article was published three years ago by American Thinker.


Progressive Democrats demand “equity” for black people, yet their party is responsible for black babies accounting for a grossly disproportionate share of abortions in America:

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