Juno‘s up for a couple of Oscars. Flogging a dead horse, here’s yet another analysis of how/why/I just don’t get it could the characters in Knocked Up and Juno not have an abortion?
Both women are intelligent, independent, savvy, and urbane. One is an ambitious career woman, the other a wisecracking high schooler. So, how is it that neither really considers abortion as a viable alternative to carrying a fetus to term?
Um, here’s the answer for ya: Because they are intelligent, independent, savvy and urbane. Seriously.
Véronique adds: My favorite part was:
In the contexts of both films, all roads for our pregnant women lead to the abortion clinic. This is not an ideological analysis, it is rational one, it is what both of these characters, as they have been written, would do.
So much for choice.