June 24, 2013

The Abortion "Sign" For The Deaf: A Two-Second Video Tells A Thousand Words


Look at what "abortion" is in the American Sign Language Dictionary.  Click the link if this video isn't operating.  I checked with a speech-language pathologist who knows sign language before this was posted to verify that it is the correct sign.  She stated that there are sometimes different variations for the same word, and this one is acceptable. Click here for a similar sign, and this is the sign for abort.

19 comments:

Leticia said...

Wow, words are not necessary,her gestures are so close to the terrifying truth.

Michelle said...

Exactly what abortion is. Well defined by the American sign language dictionary. As defined by the 2013 online Webster dictionary: the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus. I think the ASL definition is far more on point.

Chet Gallagher said...

Where words fail us all too often, like graphic signs, "signing" in this case communicates the graphic truth in a uniquely horrific yet memorable way.

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Anonymous said...

wow, heart wrenching ~ Miranda Holloway

Ana Braga-Henebry said...

Thank you. Sharing on Facebook.

Kelly said...

While this is VERY close, it is not the real sign for the word "abortion."

The real sign for the word is here:
http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/ABORTION

While the absence of the sign for "baby" is the main difference, the sign is still SO sad and gut wrenching. I'm only correcting because pro-abortionists usually take any false information we post/say and harp on it and use it against us and our argument. It's important we only spread truth!

Cynthia said...

Variation #4 at http://www.signingsavvy.com/sign/ABORTION/839/4 is basically the same as the sign shown here. All the variations show the 'throw away' gesture.

Monte Harms said...

I checked with a speech-language pathologist before I posted this and she said there are different ways to sign the same word just as there are different spoken dialects.

Anonymous said...

This is a variation (there are several) for the word. It is correct.

KeeperatHome said...

This is a powerful visual. The sign for abortion varies depending on the context of its use. For example, the sign for aborting a mission is different from the sign for aborting a baby as we see here.

Anonymous said...

Monte Harms-- I think it's better if you add some more explanations to your blog, about some various signs for the word. Just suggestion.

Kelly-- While what you said is true, yes, most Deaf people might not mention "baby". But, I actually saw some Deaf people do say what the woman signs. Why is why I had to step in and explained about different ways to sign 'abortion.'

--DarkCougar555

Anonymous said...

Which is why*

My bad.

--DarkCougar555

Anonymous said...

As an Interpreter, I would sign it as the video; however, I may sign it differently depending on my location. Just as states have their own form of slang, ASL does, too. It in not universal. The video is accurate and fully understandable.

Monte Harms said...

Thanks for the comments and suggestions. I've had a few people question the authenticity of this sign, so I appreciate the feedback.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! Much appreciated, Monte. =)

--DarkCougar555

Eccles said...

Very sad.

Anonymous said...

http://bit.ly/1aNlOEi
teach the children to stop raping deaf girls, and less deaf girls may need to know about abortion.
Google Deaf Girl Raped to read numerous stories about the atrocities we commit against those less fortunate.

George Dawson III said...

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THIS ---THE THROW AWAY IS UNIVERSAL TO MY WAY OF THINKING --I PRAY FOR MY AMERICA
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