Just when you thought web-based programs couldn’t get more depraved, we have the introduction of a fake attempt to “humanize” the discussion about abortion by having “actors” pretending to be pregnant tell their sob stories and have you, the audience, decide if the baby should live or die.
I’m not kidding. Supposedly, the producers got this bright idea from Barack Obama’s commencement address at the University of Notre Dame, when he said he wanted “to find ways to communicate about a workable solution to the problem of unintended pregnancies.” I thought we already came up with such a solution: it’s called ADOPTION.
Here’s the rundown of an episode:
1. A wife of a brave, deployed military man who screws around on him gets knocked up.
2. A wife of a man who is violent, but who keeps cranking out babies with him.
3. A couple who just wants to get on the phony reality show.
Yeah, this really advances the discussion about abortion.
Just because these women were irresponsible, should an innocent human being die? Just because a woman has created a lousy circumstance for the well-being of a child, should the innocent child die?
How about this: The entire time the woman is whining about her life, show a split screen with a live video of the fetus moving around, sucking its thumb, doing back flips, etc. Then we’ll vote as to whether the mother should be given the death sentence after the baby is born. What a great idea for a reality show!
The solution to unwanted pregnancies is to take responsibility, or to give that blessing to someone else.