From Teen Abortions to Feeling ‘Very F**king Powerful’: How TV Normalized Abortion in 2019

NewsBusters | 1/24/2020 | Staff
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While television networks largely celebrate abortion, it’s worth noting that a celebration of life is taking place, with the annual March for Life on January 24. Whether networks will finally give these peaceful pro-lifers their due in media coverage, after for years neglecting them, remains to be seen. Meanwhile, liberal television networks, from news shows, to actress spokespersons, to television dramas, continue to promote abortion to the public.

There’s plenty to say about HBO’s Euphoria, which has been the subject of several articles highlighting sexed up teens. An abortion episode seemed almost natural, then.

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In the August 4 season finale, “And Salt the Earth Behind You,” we actually see high school student Cassie have an abortion. When her mother asks how she’s feeling afterwards, she can only answer “better.” She happily attends her winter formal. While the show does accurately portray how abortions are often coerced, as Cassie is by her older college boyfriend, this sad fact is glossed over.

In Apple TV+’s The Morning Show, Reese Witherspoon’s Bradley Jackson admits in the fourth episode, “That Woman,” that “heck, I had an abortion when I was 15 years old.” That’s not the only way in which teen abortions are pushed, however. Bradley’s character is actually seen as some kind of a role model, with a news anchor excitedly reporting on “footage [that] is remarkable” of a high school walkout in Mississippi in support of her abortion:

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In the second episode of the third season of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, “If You’re Breathing, You’re a Liar,” Chloe (pictured above) decides to abort her baby. Not only is the abortion shown, but pro-lifers are made a mockery of, as are crisis pregnancy centers. A nurse then calmly describes the abortion procedure. “The doctor will come in and insert a very small tube into your uterus. It...
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