According to Entertainment Weekly December 21:
After documenting dozens of teen mothers’ heart-wrenching stories via its hit 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom series, MTV will tackle the sensitive issue of abortion with a separate special called No Easy Decision, EW has learned exclusively.
Dr. Drew Pinsky will also talk with young women who, like 27% of teens who end up with unplanned pregnancies, have chosen to end them. MTV sources say the documentary will tackle all sides of the issue, including the importance of contraception and the devastating effects of facing such a decision.
I watched a couple episodes of 16 and Pregnant last night, and I’ve watched a few previously, and they usually make strong cases against teenage motherhood.
They also make strong cases against the comprehensive sex ed/contraception mentality, albeit unintentionally. These girls all seem to know how babies are made and how to avoid making them but either experience contraceptive failure or maturity failure. Markai said condoms got “in the way,” for instance. And she repeated the mistake?
Speaking of repeats, Guttmacher states half of all abortions are. Each and every repeat abortion is evidence against the comprehensive sex ed/contraception mentality, since each and every mother should have received teaching from the abortion mill after her first go-around.
And so MTV progresses to the 3rd unplanned pregnancy alternative, abortion. We shall see if the subject is indeed treated fairly, as “devastating” as it really is. Too bad MTV apparently will also continue to pursue the failed “importance of contraception” line, when abstinence is the only foolproof, safest, and healthiest way to behave sexually before marriage.
[Top photo via CNN; 2nd photo via MTV]