I saw a number of pro-lifers posting about the latest Scandal episode on Facebook. It’s one of television’s top shows. In last week’s episode, the main character apparently undergoes ‘the most realistic’ abortion ever shown during prime time.
I’ve watched Scandal. But I didn’t watch last week’s episode as I caught a story about it on LifeSiteNews, and I won’t be watching it. I’m four and a half months pregnant, and watching an abortion scene (and the scenes that follow) while Ave Maria, Silent Night and Hallelujah are played in the background would bring me to hysterics. Abortion is horrific. Abortion celebrated is a horror that I have difficulty imagining.
I just came across an article that explains why perhaps Planned Parenthood should stop celebrating this episode:
Because ultimately, I bet most viewers won’t remember the filibustering scenes or the political chatter about Planned Parenthood.
Instead, they’ll remember the episode’s most emotional moment: Olivia getting an abortion, all by herself, holiday music overheard, her dad’s voice denouncing family as a “burden.”
That’s not a moment any woman wants. That’s not a moment any man should want to happen.
I don’t know what story Rhimes, who serves on the board of directors of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, and the “Scandal” writers set out to tell. But the one they ultimately told is the true one: Abortion is a tragedy—not just for the unborn children whose lives are lost, but also for the women who have abortions.
Read the rest here. Even with the best writers, it’s impossible to portray abortion as something great and wonderful – because women feeling like they need to choose abortion and end the lives of their children just isn’t.by