A TIKTOK video that shows a teenage girl excitedly getting an abortion at Planned Parenthood with her friend has gotten at least four million views — and sparked outrage.
The video, titled “Abortion time! TAKE 2,” shows the teen getting ready in front of a mirror, while the friend holds up a pregnancy test and asks: “How do you feel, Ashley?”
The next shot shows the teen showing off what appears to be an enlarged stomach.
The pals next appear at a Planned Parenthood in Pasadena, California, where the pregnant teen giggles alongside the caption “nervous laugh.”
The teen is seemingly happy to be there, as she’s seen excitedly dancing in the waiting room — shown in comparison to a somber couple nearby.
“Two abortion moods,” a caption on the video reads.
In the following scene, the teen appears on a table while the friend films her, and zooms in on her ultrasound before the video ends.
As of Friday, it appears the account that posted the video had been deleted or suspended.
TikTok Time Bomb
TikTok has spread like digital wildfire, snapping up over 1.5 billion users since its global launch three years ago — including millions in the UK.
On the surface, the world’s fastest growing social media platform shows short clips of lip-syncing to songs or showing off dance moves but there’s a far more sinister side.
It’s become a magnet for paedophiles as well as a hotbed for violent and extremist content, with TikTok predators exploiting the platform’s young user base and lax security to prey on the vulnerable.
We’ve seen kids as young as eight being groomed on TikTok, while other creeps take advantage of young girls posting sexualised content of themselves on the platform.
And that’s especially worrying on a site which is attracting millions more children every year, with 53 per cent of kids now owning a smartphone by the age of seven.
That’s why we launched our TikTok Time Bomb series — to make sure parents are aware of the risks their kids are being exposed to, and what they can do to better protect them.
Everyone agrees social media can be a force for good, but it has to be used the right way and with proper controls in place.
We want TikTok to better moderate its content so that its not being left to kids to protect themselves online.
But according to The Federalist, the video had garnered more than four million views, over 340,000 likes and more than 13,400 comments as of Thursday.
A copy of the video was shared on Twitter by Lila Rose, president of the pro-life group Live Action.
However, it was removed by Twitter for violation of the platform’s rules.
Rose tweeted in response on Friday: “Twitter just locked my account until I removed the TikTok video of the girl joking & filming her abortion at @PPFA.”
“After your RTs & outcry, TikTok removed the girl’s account. Let’s pray for her & work to end the ‘pro-choice’ brainwashing that dehumanizes & kills helpless babies.”
Live Action was previously banned from TikTok for supposedly violating community rules, which they later said was because of a “human error.”
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