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A TikTok of a girl getting an abortion is going viral—and the internet is divided

The video's comedic tone has struck a nerve with conservatives.


Esther Bell

Internet Culture

Published Feb 28, 2020   Updated Feb 28, 2020, 3:07 pm CST

A girl’s TikTok of her friend getting an abortion is going viral and dividing the internet. TikTok user @cpcake21 posted a video of her friend, Ashley, getting an abortion. The TikTok starts by showing a positive pregnancy test, captioned “Abortion time!” and shows Ashley looking in the mirror wiping her face with a tissue.

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The TikTok continues and shows Ashley showing off her baby bump, and nervously laughing outside Planned Parenthood.

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Inside Planned Parenthood, the TikTok shows one couple in the waiting room leaning on each other, somber, and Ashley trying to lighten the mood with a fist pump.

The video ends with Ashley on the table in a medical gown.

Some viewers were horrified that people would record their abortion and were offended by a TikTok making light of the situation.

Lila Rose, president of Live Action, a pro-life group that has been banned from TikTok, said the TikTok violated community guidelines such as violent content, depictions of deaths, and dismembered humans.

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The TikTok does not show death, nor dismembered humans.

Some viewers were appalled at Ashley’s “flippant” attitude.

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Others felt more conflicted over their stance on access to abortion, and whether it’s appropriate to post on social media.

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Some viewers defended Ashley against the hate she’s receiving online, and defended the right to safe, legal abortion.

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The TikTok account @cpcake21 has since been set to private, so her videos are no longer available to the public.

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*First Published: Feb 28, 2020, 3:06 pm CST