Teen Vogue vs. an articulate teen

Posted on Feb 23, 2017 in Abortion

Teen Vogue vs. an articulate teen

A liberal magazine that targets teen girls figured it would make light of abortion – but a 16-year-old teenager hit back with an online video.

“We need to clarify one thing first: abortion is a big deal,” states Autumn, whose rebuttal produced by pro-life group Students for Life has collected 608,000-plus Facebook views.

The Teen Vogue article “What to Get a Friend Post-Abortion” includes a slide show of “gift” ideas, such as a “Girl Power” ballcap, a box of chocolates, and a Ruth Bader Ginsburg coloring book.

The article is targeted at teen girls such as Autumn and therefore, she suggests, she’s qualified to respond.

And respond she did, pointing out that the writer Whitney Bell suggests abortion can be “more than a little terrifying” but states a few words later that it “shouldn’t have to be so scary.”

pregnancy ultrasound”Okay, which is it?” Autumn asks rhetorically. “You can’t have it both ways.”

The truth, she says, is that abortion is a scary procedure that haunts women for the decision they made.

“No one skips into that room as if they’re getting their hair highlighted or their nails painted,” Autumn warns.

“And just for the record,” she continues, “the thought of going into a room and having my baby surgically removed from my body is both terrifying and scary, and none of these gifts would make me feel better. And if they did make me feel better, that would mean I need serious counseling.”

And the pro-life teen wasn’t done. She goes on to call out Teen Vogue for a “disgusting and disrespectful” article that trivializes abortion, then analyzes each of the gift ideas, ripping each while quoting liberally from Bell’s own story.


Teen Vogue’s online version is predictably heavy on fluff stories – “Dove Cameron Just Chopped Off ALL of Her Hair” – but includes political stories, too, such as a Detroit teen who opposes Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education.

The publicity Autumn is giving Teen Vogue may be the most it’s gotten in some time – the magazine announced last November it was cutting back to four issues a year and relying on online stories. The magazine began in 2003.

OneNewsNow first reported on the Teen Vogue story in a Feb. 20 story.

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