A disturbing YouTube video of students at New York City's Hunter College pretending they are killing unborn fetuses has gone viral online, angering pro-life activists and shocking viewers countrywide.
To play the game, two students first shove balloons under their shirts to appear pregnant. A female student seems to be in charge during the unsettling game.
"Ready, set, go," she says, and the showdown begins. The faux-pregnant students try to pop one another's balloons with plastic eating utensils in a crude mockery of abortion.
One student loses, garnering hysterical laughter from students, and the game resets with new contenders.
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"Ready, set, battle," the girl says, and the revelry starts all over again.
"Kill that baby, yo, kill that baby. Kill that baby," a student, who appears to be taking the video, yells as the students fight one another again.
The cameraman himself then takes a turn as a "pregnant" participant, and the female facilitator asks if the video is still rolling, acknowledging that the whole event is being captured for future viewing.
The balloons have writing scrawled on them, which appears to include names for the "fetuses," though the video is too grainy to indicate this for sure.
A Hunter College spokeswoman told the New York Post, which was the first news outlet to report on the controversial video, that the "Abortion Battles" episode was not sanctioned by the school and that its dean of students will investigate the incident.
"It seems to have been something spontaneous that took place in the cafeteria," the spokeswoman told the newspaper.
A caption for the video description read, "We were introduced to this epic game called 'Abortion Battles.' It's somewhat unorthodox, but it's really fun! Lol!" before it was taken off YouTube, according to the Post.
The removal of the site from the popular video-sharing site has not quelled anger on behalf of pro-life groups including the Chiaroscuro Foundation, whose president, Greg Pfundstein, was not amused.
"It's callous. It's sickening. It's not funny," Pfundstein said, according to the Post.
Although the video was taken down since it was first reported on, the New York Post has obtained it, and you can watch it below via the Post: