August 1, 2014

The Unborn Paradox

Ross Douthat

This is a thoughtful essay that I was surprised to see in the New York Times. I've watched some of the MTV segments Douthat mentions below that deal with the reality of teenage pregnancy. You see the wisdom of young mothers giving their child up for adoption. By Ross Douthat | New York Times The American entertainment industry has never been comfortable with the act of abortion. Film or television characters might consider the procedure, but even on the most libertine programs (a “Mad Men,” a “Sex and the City”), they’re more likely to have a change of heart than actually go through with it. Reality TV thrives on shocking scenes and subjects — extreme pregnancies and surgeries, suburban polygamists and the gay housewives of New York — but abortion remains a little too controversial, and a little bit too real. This omission is often cited as a victory for the pro-life movement, and in some cases that’s plainly true. (Recent unplanned-pregnancy movies like “Juno” and … [Read more...]