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For Discussion: Pro-Choice Counselor Posts Her Own Abortion On YouTube To Show How Quick, Easy And Guilt-Free It Can Be

Do you think this is educational or attention-seeking?

Pro-Choice Advocate Films Her Abortion For YouTube

Emily Letts, a former actress and current abortion counselor from New Jersey, recently posted a video diary of her very own abortion procedure on YouTube, she claims in hopes of further educating female patients. In the video, uploaded on March 14, you can only see Letts from the waist up while she receives a surgical abortion with a local anesthetic.

Check out the clip here:

As Letts wrote in an article for, despite working daily as a sex-educator who counsels women on contraception, she hadn’t been bothering to use any birth control herself. She goes on to say:

I knew immediately I was going to have an abortion. I knew I wasn’t ready to take care of a child. The guy wasn’t involved in my decision. I called my supervisor and said, “Excuse me, I am going to need to schedule one abortion, please.” It was very early in the pregnancy, only two to three weeks.

Patients at the clinic always ask me if I can relate to them — have I had an abortion? Do I have kids? I was so used to saying, “I’ve never had an abortion but..” While I was pregnant and waiting for my procedure, I thought, “Wait a minute, I have to use this.”

Even though Letts was early-on in her pregnancy and could have terminated with the less invasive “abortion pill,” she decided to use the experience to show other women that surgical abortion isn’t scary and you won’t necessarily feel bad after it’s completed.

Our society breeds this guilt. We inhale it from all directions. Even women who come to the clinic completely solid in their decision to have an abortion say they feel guilty for not feeling guilty. Even though they know 110 percent that this is the best decision for them, they pressure themselves to feel bad about it.

This issue is definitely a tough one.

On one hand, her video could be helpful to de-stigmatize such a difficult choice for the hundreds of thousands of women and girls who feel they have to make it. However…her seemingly lighthearted attitude toward the whole situation could fuel even more hatred/stigma toward those who make the choice from those who oppose it.

The pro-choice argument seems to be one of keeping decisions such as this one private, and between a woman and her clinician…does publicizing it truly further that cause? And, since we know she’ll be all over the internet and the talk shows after this, could it possibly have been a ploy to draw more attention to herself rather than the issue at hand?

What do you think, Bossip fam?

Photo: YouTube/Emily Letts

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In “WTF?” White Folks News: Adam Levine Goes Bleach Blonde…Are You Feelin’ This Look?


Adam Levine Dyes His Hair Bleach Blonde

Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine recently made a drastic style change and needless to say, many of his fans aren’t feeling his new look. Adam, who also serves as a judge on NBC’s “The Voice” took to his Twitter to reveal his new bleach blonde hair over the weekend with this photo and caption:


Once the unfavorable reactions started rolling in, Adam responded with this Tweet:


Are you feelin’ Adam’s blonde-hair-don’t-care steez?


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When Animals Attack: Old Man Bitten And Almost Dragged By Alligator [Video]

What was he thinking?

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Florida Crazies: Drunk Man With Eyebrow Piercing Popped For Repeatedly Punching A HORSE Named “Mr. George II” In The Neck

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Florida Man Arrested For Punching Horse In The Neck

Poor Mr. George.

A 30-year-old man was arrested over the weekend after he attacked an Orlando Police Department horse while officers were trying to break-up a crowd downtown, the agency reported Monday. Officers were trying to control a crowd early Saturday morning on West Central Boulevard at a city parking garage, a report said. Several officers were on bicycles, and one was on a horse, “Mr. George.”

An officer used “Mr. George” to disperse the crowd, and at that point, Korey Jerelds yelled an expletive at the horse and then “took a fighting stance,” according to a report released Monday. Jerelds then balled his right fist and struck “Mr. George” several times on the left side of his neck, the report said.

“Mr. George” was not hurt. Officers arrested Jerelds on a misdemeanor count of striking a police animal. He has since been released from the Orange County Jail.


Orange County Jail

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Slappy Happy Easter: Fight Breaks Out During Easter Egg Hunt After One Woman Pushes Child Down So Her Kid Can Get More Eggs


Two Mothers Involved In Easter Egg Hunt Brawl

One mother was left with a bloody nose as another fled the scene following a fight that broke out at the Seattle Zoo during an Easter egg hunt when one of the women pushed the other woman’s child aside so her own child could get more Easter eggs.

via Huffington Post

One of usually peaceful springtime rituals of childhood – the Easter egg hunt – turned nasty at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle.

Blame the moms.

A statement on the Seattle Police Department blotter Monday says the “hard-boiled tale” began Sunday afternoon, “when one woman reportedly pushed a child aside as her own child was scrambling toward some brightly colored eggs.”

Police say the two mothers began fighting and had to be separated three or four times. The fisticuffs left one woman with a bloody nose.

Only one mother was still there when officers arrived. She said she wasn’t interested in pursuing charges against her attacker.

Fighting like wild banshee bunnies in front of your kids….on Easter…..over colored eggs. SMH.

Jesus wept.


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Justice Is Served: Former Tennis Pro Sentenced To 135 Months In Prison For Smuggling African Children Into America As Slaves!

Jean-Claude Toviave

The boys in the bing are going to have fun with this guy

Ex-Tennis Pro Sentenced To Over 11 Years For Forcing 4 Children Into Slavery

Via NYDailyNews

A former tennis pro accused of fraudulently bringing four children from the African nation of Togo to the U.S. and forcing them to work as slaves in his Michigan home was sentenced Monday to more than 11 years in federal prison.

Jean-Claude Toviave, who didn’t apologize when provided the opportunity to speak at his sentencing hearing in Detroit, also was ordered to pay two of the children $60,000 each.

Prosecutors asked U.S. District Judge Arthur Tarnow to sentence Toviave to the maximum sentence within the guidelines, and he did, handing down a 135-month sentence, with credit for about two years of time served.

“I can’t get a read on you,” Tarnow told Toviave. “I can’t tell if you understand what you did was really wrong.”

The four children emigrated from Togo in 2006 with fraudulent immigration paperwork that listed them as being Toviave’s biological children, which they are not.

The victims said Toviave beat them with toilet plungers, broomsticks and electrical cords and starved them if they didn’t follow his orders. They were forced to vacuum, iron, cook, clean and shine shoes at the home in Ypsilanti, near Ann Arbor, for nearly five years until January 2011.

One of the unidentified victims had his statement read aloud in court:

“The physical torture, beating me and starving me, you inflicted was so painful that I prayed at night that God would either help me to be free or allow your assaults to kill me,” wrote the unnamed victim. “The pain is something I will never forget. In the midst of your verbal and physical assaults, you worked the four of us to death.”

We would have liked to see ol’ boy get sentenced to a lil’ more time, but we’re glad the victims got the justice they deserved.

Image via Handout

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Freakazoids: Another Young Teacher Popped For Sexin’ & Suckin’ On Teenage Student AT SCHOOL

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Wow. Usually in these stories, the skanky teachers are choppin the young boys down in the backseat of their car or something, but not “Jennalin!” Jennalin said f**k it, we just gonna f**k here in the classroom!

Via Sun Sentinel:

A New Jersey high school teacher was arrested after she reportedly fled to Davie amid accusations she was having sex with a 16-year-old student inside her classroom. Officials said she fled to Florida to seek “help.”

Jennalin M. Garcia-Calle, 28, of Piscataway, N.J.,a teacher at Plainfield High School, made a brief appearance during a Broward County bond court hearing on Friday morning to answer to charges stemming to an alleged sexual relationship with a male student.

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Acting on a tip, members of the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force in Fort Lauderdale found the teacher at the Recovery Institute of South Florida, a drug and psychiatric treatment center in Davie. She was arrested Thursday afternoon at the center with the help of the Fort Lauderdale and Davie Police departments, officials said. Garcia-Calle is being held without bond and will likely appear at an extradition hearing on Monday, court officials said. She is charged with sexual assault in the 2nd degree and child abuse, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

A Kean University graduate, Garcia-Calle has been teaching math at Plainfield High School since 2008, according to her classroom website. In a report that appeared on the website, authorities in New Jersey began investigating after the student told a family member about his relationship with the teacher. Family members then contacted police, according to the news site.

The sex encounters took place in her classroom during school hours, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J Romankow told the newsite. “What made this particularly … unusual is that they actually had sex in school, in her classroom,” Romankow said. “Evidently they blocked the windows and locked the door.”

Well at least she has acknowledged the fact she has a problem. SMH.

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Hide Ya Grades! Minnesota Dad Points AK-47 At 15-Year-Old Daughter For Scoring Two B’s On Report Card


Just when you thought your parents were tough…

Minnesota Dad Points AK-47 At 15-Year-Old Daughter For Bad Grades

A St. Paul man threatened his daughter with an AK-47 rifle because she was getting two B’s in school rather than straight A’s, according to a criminal complaint filed Friday.

Via Fox News Twin Cities:

According to the charges, 52-year-old Kirill Bartashevitch recently purchased the AK-47 due to fears that such weapons would be banned under President Obama’s push for gun control legislation.

St. Paul police learned of the Jan. 13 incident after Bartashevitch’s daughter sent a text message to a Central High School classmate, saying her father pointed an AK-47 at her. The message was seen by the classmate’s mother, who reported it to a school social worker.

In an interview with the social worker, the victim said they were arguing about her grades when she swore at her father and said she “hated” him. At that point, Bartashevitch grabbed his newly-purchased gun and pointed it at his daughter.

The girl’s mother said she stepped between the two, and that Bartashevitch pushed her to the ground and pointed the gun at both of them. The daughter said she wasn’t scared because she didn’t think the gun was loaded.

Bartashevitch admitted having a physical confrontation with his wife and daughter, and admitted to pointing the gun at both of them. He said the gun was not loaded and that he checked the chamber before pointing it at them.

Would you rather get spanked for bad grades or a gun in your face? We thought so.

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SMH: Columbia Professor Socks Up White Lady Over A Race Discussion


This Columbia professor, Lionel “Mack” McIntyre,  socked up a fellow Columbia employee, who just so happens to be a white woman, for not doing enough about white privilege:

A prominent Columbia architecture professor punched a female university employee in the face at a Harlem bar during a heated argument about race relations, cops said yesterday. Police busted Lionel McIntyre, 59, for assault yesterday after his bruised victim, Camille Davis, filed charges. McIntyre and Davis, who works as a production manager in the school’s theater department, are both regulars at Toast, a popular university bar on Broadway and 125th Street, sources said.

The professor, who is black, had been engaged in a fiery discussion about…“white privilege” with Davis, who is white, and another male regular, who is also white, Friday night at 10:30 when fists started flying, patrons said.  McIntyre, who is known as “Mac” at the bar, shoved Davis, and when the other patron and a bar employee tried to break it up, the prof slugged Davis in the face, witnesses said. “The punch was so loud, the kitchen workers in the back heard it over all the noise,” bar back Richie Velez, 28, told The Post. “I was on my way over when he punched Camille and she fell on top of me.”

The other patron involved in the dispute said McIntyre then took a swing at him after he yelled, “You don’t hit a woman!” “He knocked the glasses right off my face,” said the man, who would only give his first name as “Shannon.” “The punch came out of nowhere. Mac was talking to us about white privilege and what I was doing about it — apparently I wasn’t doing enough.”

McIntyre had squabbled with Davis several weeks earlier over issues involving race, witnesses said. As soon as the professor threw the punch Friday, server Rob Dalton and another employee tossed him out. “It was a real sucker punch,” Dalton said. “Camille’s a great lady, always nice to everybody, and doesn’t deserve anything like this.” Davis was spotted wearing sunglasses yesterday to conceal the black eye. Reached at her Columbia office, she declined to comment on the alleged attack. McIntyre was released without bail at his arraignment last night.

Why did the professor just snap like that? SMH