Last night in an ironically titled episode, “Small Victories,” the NBC show Parenthood included an abortion story line, after one of the characters playing a high school girl found she had been impregnated by her teen boyfriend.
Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards was ecstatic, because her abortion biz was mentioned and featured prominently, including its new logo (see screen shot above)!
Planned Parenthood Action was a little less obvious, simply retweeting that the episode was “refreshing”…
Refreshing? I saw a lot of heartbreak. I saw a lot of crying.
Here was the “refreshing” reality.
Drew didn’t want Amy to get the abortion. To his credit he said he loved her and wanted to make things work.
But Drew had no say, no choice. The “refreshing” reality is fathers must helplessly stand by and watch their children get slaughtered if that is the mother’s decision.
Amy felt trapped, as if she had no other way out. As Frederica Mathewes-Green famously said, “No woman wants an abortion as she wants an ice cream cone or a Porsche. She wants an abortion as an animal caught in a trap wants to gnaw off its own leg.” That’s the “refreshing” reality of the glorified right to abortion.
Neither Drew nor Amy told their parents, who seemed quite caring and supportive.
Then, after Drew drove her home from the abortion, Amy called off their relationship, saying she needed not just “space,” but “a lot” of space. This is also the “refreshing” reality of abortion. It breaks up most relationships.
The end of the episode shows Drew collapsing into the arms of his mother. He couldn’t bring himself to tell her about the situation before the abortion, even though she had tried to talk to him, sensing something was wrong.
But after the abortion Drew realized it was all too big, too much for him. So he belatedly turned to his mom, as is also often the “refreshing” reality of abortion, who was now left with trying to help pick up pieces of her son’s broken heart as well as the death of her own grandchild.
Yes, that was just a glimpse into the the “refreshing” reality of abortion.
[HT: Reader Jason]