'13 Reasons Why' Euphemizes Abortion: 'Dislodge and Remove Uterine Content'

NewsBusters | 8/28/2019 | Staff
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Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, the controversial teen drama before HBO's Euphoria made it cool, returned with a third season on August 23. Considering the awfulness of the previous season and the fact that the first season had to be edited following complaints about its graphic depiction of suicide, one hoped we'd finally hit rock bottom. Unfortunately, with teen sex, drug use, prostitution, and abortion, 13 Reasons Why delivers more reasons why it should be avoided by all ages.

The third season takes place eight months after the attempted school shooting from the previous finale. Drama has not died down since then, unfortunately, and when high school student and serial rapist Bryce Walker (Justin Prentice) is found murdered, everyone as a suspect. Despite this all-consuming mystery, the teens still manage to wrap themselves up in convoluted and severely problematic situations, but it is the liberal propaganda that really stands out.

Episode - Liar - Flashback - Bryce - Girlfriend

In episode 2 “If You’re Breathing, You’re a Liar,” in a flashback, Bryce’s old girlfriend Chloe (Anne Winters) questions what to do about her pregnancy from the previous season. She doesn’t inform Bryce that she's pregnant but instead goes to a “Resources for Choice” center for help getting an abortion. To her disappointment, however, the center does not provide abortions but rather counseling and resources for expectant mothers. This is treated as some sort of deception because apparently “choice” only matters if the choice is ending a baby’s life. "I'm so sorry that happened to you, Chloe, I can't even imagine that," her friend Zach (Ross Butler) says when she tells him what happened.

She leans on Zach for support and he even offers to help her raise the baby, but Chloe still decides to have an abortion because she worries that she wouldn't be able to go away to college full time. "I...
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